Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems
Isolated DC-to-DC Converter minimizes space, component demands.
Press Release Summary:
December 20, 2010 - Offering 5 kVrms isolation in 10 x 10 mm package, 0.5 W ADuM6000 integrates iCoupler® digital isolation technology and isoPower® DC/DC converter. Digital isolator lets designers conserve circuit-board real estate while eliminating step of securing medical or other safety approvals. Also available, ADuM620x series dual-channel digital isolators come in 16-lead SOIC and comprise 2/0, 1/1, and 0/2 channel configurations.
Original Press Release
Analog Devices Introduces Industry's Smallest Isolated DC-to-DC Converter
Press release date: December 16, 2010
Availability, Pricing and Complementary Components Product Availability Price Each per 1,000 Channel Configuration Package ADuM6000 Now $3.96 - 16-lead SOIC ADuM6200 Now $5.12 2/0 16-lead SOIC ADuM6201 Now $5.12 1/1 16-lead SOIC ADuM6202 Now $5.12 0/2 16-lead SOICIn some designs requiring USB (universal serial bus) isolation and isolated power, the ADuM4160 USB isolator can be used together with the ADuM6xxx devices. iCoupler Technology With more than 450 million channels deployed throughout the industry, ADI's proven iCoupler technology is based on chip-scale transformers, rather than the LEDs and photodiodes used in optocouplers. Transformers can support higher data rates and lower power consumption, and are more stable over life as compared to LEDs and photodiodes. By fabricating the transformers directly on-chip using wafer-level processing, iCoupler channels can be integrated with each other and other semiconductor functions at low cost. iCoupler transformers are planar structures formed from CMOS and gold metal layers. A high breakdown polyimide layer underneath the gold layer insulates the top transformer coil from the bottom. CMOS circuits connected to the top coil and bottom coil provide the interface between each transformer and its external signals. For more on ADI's iCoupler digital isolation technology, visit: www.analog.com/icoupler. isoPower DC-to-DC Converter ADI's isoPower integrated, isolated dc-to-dc converter uses the same chip-scale transformer technology, but instead of transmitting data, isoPower employs switches, rectifiers, and regulators to generate power that is isolated to the same degree as the data channels. About Analog Devices Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating over 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "ADI" and is included in the S&P 500 Index. www.analog.com. iCoupler and isoPower are registered trademarks of Analog Devices, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Follow ADI on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ADI_News Contacts Analog Devices, Inc. Linda Kincaid, 781-937-1472 email@example.com or Porter Novelli Andrew MacLellan, 617-897-8270 firstname.lastname@example.org