Ubiquitous Measurement and Control with LVDS Isolators

Robust reinforced isolation is required to protect analog front ends or external industrial backplane/communication ports for increased automation in harsh environments. However, today's high-speed serial interfaces for convertors and ASICs can be hard to isolate with sufficient bandwidth for precision measurement and control. Drop-in 600 Mbps LVDS digital isolators with iCoupler® technology allow isolation without any deserialization or extra design work and signal conditioning.

Dr. Conal Watterson is a senior staff applications engineer in the Interface and iCoupler® Digital Isolator Group at Analog Devices in Limerick, Ireland. A Ph.D. and M. Eng. graduate of the University of Limerick since 2010, Conal has published a number of papers and articles on industrial fieldbus networks, diagnostics/reliability and high-speed signaling and isolation. His current focus topics are integrated isolated communication solutions, high-speed interfaces and USB.