ADI, Farnell, Analog Devices
Farnell and Analog Devices to Present Webcast on Simplifying System Designs Requiring Isolated Data and Power
News Release from:
19 November 2010
Farnell, the leading multi-channel distributor of electronic and industrial components, and Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), the global leader in high performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, will co-host a webcast entitled 'Simplifying System Designs Requiring Isolated Data and Isolated Power' on Nov 30, 2010, from 4-5 pm CET.
“Our webcast series is just one of the many ways Farnell is seeking to support customers in producing world-class designs,” said Richard Curtin, Farnell's Head of Semiconductors Passives and Optoelectronics (SEPO) Product and Supplier Management. “Collaborating with a leading supplier like ADI helps us bring customers the best the industry has to offer in terms of thought-leadership and expertise in electronics engineering.”
During the hour-long webcast, ADI applications engineer Brian Kennedy will discuss the latest digital isolator technology and its advantages over traditional optocouplers to achieve optimal performance for isolation requirements in a wide array of applications. The webcast will comprise a 45-minute online presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. The session also will be archived after the event and can be accessed by visiting http://www.element-14.com/community/groups/technology-training-webinars (under recent documents section). This webcast will be ideal for electronic design engineers and students who want to stay current with the latest cutting-edge digital isolation technologies.
The full session will explain how to:
* simplify a system design requiring isolated data and power
* integrate PWM with four channels of high speed digital isolation
* lower power consumption
* reduce system cost using fewer components
* conserve board space
“Many modern industrial and instrumentation systems require isolated data and power,” said David Krakauer, product line manager, iCoupler Isolation Products, Analog Devices. “Historically, optocouplers and an array of other discrete components were necessary to accomplish this requirement. In this webcast, we will detail the use of ADI’s new ADuM347x family of digital isolators and the advantages over traditional optocouplers to achieve optimal performance for isolation requirements.”
Analog Devices’ new ADuM347x digital isolators are ideal for applications that require isolated data and isolated power, including data acquisition, industrial process control using Fieldbus, and building control. The products enable designers to implement an isolated dc-to-dc converter that provides up to 2 watts of regulated, isolated power at 3.3 V to 30 V from a 5.0-V input supply or 3.3-V supply. Watch a video on the ADuM347x digital isolators.
Analog Devices’ iCoupler Technology
With more than 450 million channels deployed, ADI’s proven iCoupler technology is based on chip-scale transformers, rather than on the LEDs and photodiodes found in optocouplers. Transformers support higher data rates, consume less power, 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.
Another popular webcast hosted by Farnell and ADI in Aug 2010 was entitled “Designing Power Supplies for High-Speed Analog to Digital (A/D) Converters.” To access this archived event, visit: http://www.element-14.com/community/docs/DOC-24037