Press Release Summary:
Rated for full speed (12 Mbit/sec) operation, USB-150 electrically isolates USB peripheral from its USB host while providing full, transparent USB connectivity. Device breaks ground loops and protects host PC from electrical damage where USB host and peripheral device may operate at different ground potentials, or where supply noise from host must be eliminated. Isolated 5 V supply delivers up to 400 mA to peripheral over standard USB cable, enabling isolation of hub-powered devices.
Original Press Release:
Keterex Introduces USB Isolator
USB-150 Provides Peripheral Isolation & Host Protection
Austin, Texas - Keterex, a manufacturer of mixed-signal integrated circuits and systems, today announced the general availability of the USB-150 Full-Speed USB Isolator. The USB-150 electrically isolates a USB peripheral from its USB host while providing full, transparent USB connectivity.
The USB-150 is used in applications where the USB host and peripheral device may operate at different ground potentials, or where supply noise from the host must be eliminated. The USB-150 breaks ground loops and protects the host PC from electrical damage in these environments.
The USB-150 USB Isolator is rated for Full-Speed (12Mbit/sec) operation and is completely transparent to the host and peripheral. An isolated 5V supply delivers up to 400mA to the peripheral over the standard USB cable, enabling isolation of hub-powered devices. No software, device driver, or configuration is required. Any full-speed USB peripheral device can be electrically isolated from the host using the USB-150 and standard cables.
The USB-150 Full-Speed USB Isolator is priced at $99 and is available for purchase directly from Keterex at www.keterex.com or from Mouser Electronics at http://www.mouser.com/keterex.
Keterex develops mixed-signal integrated circuits and systems to address unique challenges faced by embedded systems designers. Keterex combines expertise in mixed-signal design, embedded firmware development, and electronic systems manufacturing to create innovative and affordable products for industrial and consumer applications. Founded in 2004, Keterex is headquartered in Austin, TX.