Working with Digital Isolators in Motor Control Applications

This webcast will look at the considerations and challenges at key isolation nodes within the motor control signal chain. Choice of an isolation architecture can greatly affect the final system architecture complexity and cost. The isolation required by safety standards for motor drive electronics can be addressed in multiple ways. We will examine some of the tradeoffs involved in designing a system under IEC standards.


 



Nicola O’Byrne is a strategic marketing manager with the Autonomous Mobility Team within the Automotive Business Unit at Analog Devices. Nicola holds a B.Eng. in electrical engineering and microelectronics from University College Cork (UCC) Ireland and has been with ADI for 25 years, with technical expertise in analog-to-digital converter technology, motion control, and robotic systems. She holds a number of patents, has spoken at multiple conferences and industry forums, and has published in trade press.

Mark Cantrell is a staff applications engineer for the iCoupler® Digital Isolator Group at Analog Devices, and he is a member of the IEC60079-11 maintenance team. His area of expertise is iCoupler digital isolation products, including isoPower® isolated power supply devices and communications bus devices such as I2C and USB isolators. He is also responsible for agency safety certifications for all iCoupler digital isolator products. Mark received his M.S. in physics from Indiana University.