NVE Corporation Product Announcement

NVE Introduces Narrow-Body Isolated RS-485 and PROFIBUS Transceivers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—January 16, 2013—NVE Corporation has introduced narrow-body versions of its award-winning IsoLoop® IL3585 and IL3685 RS-485 and PROFIBUS-compliant high-speed isolated transceivers.

Thin SOIC Package
World’s Smallest
The narrow-body versions, designated with the -3E suffix, are the world’s smallest isolated transceivers. The “dash 3” 0.15-inch wide, 1.8 millimeter clearance height 16-pin SOIC package is half the size of other isolators.

Best-in-Class Specifications
Both new transceivers feature best-in-class speed and efficiency specifications, including 40 Mbps data rate, 20 nanosecond typical propagation delay, and 3 milliamp typical controller-side quiescent current.

Both meet or exceed ANSI RS-485 and ISO 8482:1987(E) industry standards. IL3685-3E transceivers are also fully PROFIBUS compliant, including the rigorous PROFIBUS differential output voltage specifications.

Rugged and Reliable
Designed for rugged industrial applications, NVE’s IL35- and IL36-Series isolated transceivers have a -40 to +85 degree Celsius temperature range, 15 kV bus ESD protection, and current limiting and thermal shutdown features. Receiver inputs feature a “fail-safe if open” design.

Parts are IEC 61010-2001 approved and UL 1577 recognized. Unlike optocouplers or other isolation technologies, IsoLoop isolators have indefinite life at high voltage.

Available Now
The IL3585-3E and IL3685-3E are both in stock for immediate delivery. Pricing for the new parts is $3.40 each for 1,000 pieces, slightly less than the corresponding wide-body parts. Datasheets and more information are available at www.nve.com.

Evaluation Boards
Evaluation boards are also available for both new parts. Both boards provide complete nodes with reference design practices.

The RS-485 evaluation board includes an RJ45 bus connector, and the PROFIBUS board includes a PROFIBUS-standard DB9 connector.

The suggested retail price of the evaluation boards is $74.95.

About NVE
NVE’s award-winning IL400/IL3000 line of isolated transceivers includes RS-422, RS-485, and PROFIBUS protocols; speeds up to 40 megabits per second; digital and passive input versions; and unique 0.15-inch narrow-body packages.

NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that relies on electron spin rather than electron charge to acquire, store and transmit information. The company manufactures high-performance spintronic products including sensors and couplers that are used to acquire and transmit data. NVE has also licensed its spintronic magnetoresistive random access memory technology, commonly known as MRAM.

Statements used in this announcement that relate to future plans, events, or performance are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, among others the risk factors listed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the SEC.