NVE Introduces Narrow-Body Isolated RS-485 and PROFIBUS Transceivers
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.January 16, 2013NVE Corporation has introduced
narrow-body versions of its award-winning IsoLoop® IL3585 and IL3685 RS-485
and PROFIBUS-compliant high-speed isolated transceivers.
The narrow-body versions, designated with the -3E suffix, are the worlds
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.
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, NVEs 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
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
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.
NVEs 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.