Profibus Transceiver suits high-density control networks.
April 3, 2007 -
SP1486E half duplex differential line transceiver features 1/8th load capability allowing up to 256 transceivers on communication bus. Device includes failsafe protection to minimize noise and parasitic coupling, and is compliant with TIA/EIA-485, TIA/EIA-422, ±15 kV IEC61000-4-2 Air Gap, and ±8 kV Contact Discharge standards. Offering 2.7 V differential output voltage and 20 Mbps data rate, it is available in 8-pin narrow SOIC packages.
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Sipex Enters PROFIBUS Market with 1/8th Load Transceiver Designed for High Density Networks
MILPITAS, Calif., March 15 // -- Sipex Corporation (Pink Sheets: SXCP) today announced its first PROFIBUS transceiver, the SP1486E. Created in 1989 by a consortium of companies and institutions, PROFIBUS (Process Field Bus) is the world's most popular fieldbus. It is a mature, proven technology that is ideal for supporting modern automation systems. With over 14 million installed devices, PROFIBUS is a significant interface specification for industrial applications. "PROFIBUS presents an exciting opportunity for us, and is the first step toward leveraging our strengths in RS485 to expand into new Interface markets," said Rich Kapusta, vice president for Sipex's Interface Products Group.
Sipex's SP1486E is designed for high density industrial control networks. The device's 1/8th load capability allows up to 256 transceivers on the communication bus without violating the PROFIBUS specification. The Hot Swap capability does not require a shutdown of the entire system for each board insertion and desertion. The advanced Failsafe protection minimizes noise, parasitic coupling, and can prevent the CMOS inputs to drift to improper logic levels when the receiver inputs are floating, shorted or open. The device also complies with TIA/EIA-485, TIA/EIA-422, IEC61000-4-2 Air Gap(+/-15kV) and Contact Discharge (+/-8kV) standards.
The SP1486E is a half duplex differential line transceiver suitable for high speed bi-directional communication on multipoint bus transmission lines. It features a 2.7V differential output voltage that allows robust data transmission over longer distances than standard RS-485 transceivers. Additionally, the SP1486E provides a fast 20 Mbps data rate, ideal for many PROFIBUS applications including advanced fieldbus networks, security networks, robotic manufacturing plants, and industrial process control with remote sensing and metering.
Pricing and Availability
Offered in the industrial or the extended temperature ranges, the SP1486E is available in RoHS/Pb-free 8 pin narrow SOIC packages. Devices are priced at $1.25 in 1,000 piece quantities. For more information, technical specifications or to request samples visit http://www.sipex.com/.
About Sipex Corporation
Sipex Corporation is a semiconductor company that designs, manufactures and markets high performance, value-added analog integrated circuits (IC). Sipex serves the broad analog signal processing market with interface, power management and optical storage ICs for use in automotive, portable products, computing, communications, and networking infrastructure markets. The company is headquartered in Milpitas, California with additional offices in Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Japan and Taiwan. Sipex sells products direct and through its distribution channels. For more information about Sipex, visit http://www.sipex.com/.
Source: Sipex Corporation
CONTACT: Rich Kapusta, Vice President, Interface Products of Sipex Corporation, +1-408-934-7500, fax, +1-408-935-7678, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://www.sipex.com/