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Analog Devices Introduces Industry's Smallest Isolated DC-to-DC Converters

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>New isolated DC-to-DC converters incorporate ADI's iso</i>Power<i>® power isolation technology, shrinking board space by 75 percent compared to competing solutions.</i> </p>

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Analog Devices Introduces Industry's Smallest Isolated DC-to-DC Converters04:00 EST Tuesday, November 13, 2012 NORWOOD, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications and a pioneer in digital isolator technology, today introduced the industry's smallest isolated DC-to-DC converters. The ADuM5010, ADuM6010, ADuM521x and ADuM621x use ADI's proprietary isoPower® isolated DC-to-DC converter technology to deliver 150 mW of output power while using less board space than competing module-based solutions. The ADuM521x and ADuM621x also integrate two channels of ADI's award winning iCoupler® data isolation technology to reduce board space by up to 75 percent compared to optocoupler-based alternatives. The converters expand ADI's isolated power portfolio by providing designers with a compact, easy-to-implement, cost-effective approach to meeting both isolated power and data requirements. The combination of size and output power also addresses the growing space and power constraints engineers must consider when designing control systems, test and measurement equipment, power supplies, motor drives, and other industrial and instrumentation applications. View product page, download data sheet and order samples: Register for the Jan. 23, 2013 Avnet co-sponsored Webcast, “Isolated Interface Solutions for Industrial Sensor and Monitoring Applications:” Learn more about ADI's digital isolation technology: View discussions and FAQs on Analog Devices' interface and products on EngineerZone™, an online technical support community: “This new line of isoPower DC-to-DC converters delivers an excellent balance between power and size that will allow customers to design more functionality and efficiency into smaller form factors while continuing to minimize system cost,” said David Krakauer, product line manager, iCoupler Digital Isolator Products, Analog Devices. “ADI's collaborative approach, design support and system-level knowledge help our customers take full advantage of our power isolation technology.” All of the new DC-to-DC converters provide regulated, isolated power, adjustable between 3.15 V and 5.25 V. The ADuM5010 and ADuM521x are certified for 2.5-kV rms (1-minute) isolation, while the ADuM6010 and ADuM621x are certified for 3.75-kV rms (1-minute) isolation with further certification for reinforced insulation per VDE 0884-10. By incorporating ADI's iCoupler digital isolator technology, the ADuM521x and ADuM621x reduce component count and simplify and improve design speed, reliability, and efficiency by eliminating the need for optocouplers. Quad-channel versions of these products using ADI's smaller, lower cost isoPower technology are forthcoming. Isolated DC-to-DC Converters Reduce System Development Time Analog Devices pre-certifies its converter modules to help designers reduce system development time, unlike multi-component discrete DC-to-DC converters, which require that designers undertake the costly and time consuming process of individually certifying a dozen or more parts. Additionally, ADI's isolated DC-to-DC converter modules require no added components aside from two bypass capacitors, easing design complexity and reducing time to market. ADuM5010/ADuM6010 and ADuM521x/ADuM621x Isolated DC-to-DC Converter Key Features Small package: 20-lead SSOP with 5-mm creepage Regulated 3.15-V or 5.25-V output Up to 150-mW output power High speed: 100 Mbps High-temperature operation: 105˚C High common-mode transient immunity: >25-kV/µs Availability and Pricing Catalog distributors Digi-Key Corp. and Premier Farnell plc are stocking inventory of both silicon and evaluation boards. Product     SampleAvailability     2-ChanneliCoupler Digital IsolationCore     Price per1k units     Packaging ADuM5010     Now     -     $1.54     20-lead SSOP ADuM6010     Now     -     $2.24     20-lead SSOP ADuM5210     Now     Yes     $2.32     20-lead SSOP ADuM5211     Now     Yes     $2.32     20-lead SSOP ADuM5212     Now     Yes     $3.32     20-lead SSOP ADuM6210     Now     Yes     $3.36     20-lead SSOP ADuM6211     Now     Yes     $3.36     20-lead SSOP ADuM6212     Now     Yes     $3.36     20-lead SSOP EVAL-ADUM5010EBZ Evaluation Board     Now           $59.00 each     - EVAL-ADUM5210EBZ 2 channel Evaluation Board     Now           $69.00 each     - 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 is included in the S&P 500 Index. Follow ADI on Twitter at To subscribe to Analog Dialogue, ADI's monthly technical journal, visit: iCoupler and isoPower are registered trademarks of Analog Devices, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: Analog Devices Inc.Joe Dussi, 781-937-1216joe.dussi@analog.comorPorter NovelliAndrew MacLellan,