NVE Introduces 40 Mbps QSOP RS-485 Transceiver
New part billed as the world’s fastest and smallest isolated RS-485 transceiver

IL3685-1 DiagramEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—April 21, 2017—NVE Corporation (Nasdaq: NVEC) today introduced the IL3685-1E, an ultrahigh-speed galvanically isolated transceiver in NVE’s ultraminiature QSOP-16 package. The new part is billed as the world’s fastest and smallest isolated RS-485 transceiver.

Features include:
  • 40 Mbps data rate
  • PROFIBUS compliant
  • 2500 VRMS isolation voltage
  • 44000 year barrier life
  • Low EMC footprint
  • Thermal shutdown protection
  • 4 mm by 5 mm low thermal resistance QSOP package
The new device uses NVE’s patented IsoLoop spintronic Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR) technology. A unique ceramic/polymer composite barrier provides excellent isolation and virtually unlimited barrier life.

There are now ten members of NVE’s isolated digital transceiver family in various packages, including the unique QSOPs, the industry’s smallest isolated transceivers:
Bus Data
IL3022 RS-422 4 2.5 kV SOIC-16
IL3085 RS-485 4 2.5 kV QSOP-16
0.15" SOIC-16
0.3" SOIC-16
IL3522 RS-422 40 2.5 kV;
6 kV
0.3" SOIC-16
IL3585 RS-485 40 2.5 kV;
6 kV
0.15" SOIC-16
0.3" SOIC-16
IL3685 RS-485/
40 2.5 kV;
6 kV
   0.15" SOIC-16   
0.3" SOIC-16
All ten part types are in stock and available for immediate delivery.

The new IL3685-1E is priced at $3.40 each in 1,000-piece quantities. A datasheet and more information are available at www.nve.com.

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.