Analog Devices in collaboration with Bourns has introduced certified RS-485 evaluation board for protecting against EMC (electro-magnetic compatibility) events in industrial and instrumentation equipment. Available through both companies, the EVAL-CN0313-SDPZ board incorporates ADI’s ADM3485E, 3.3-V RS-485 transceiver and various circuit protection devices from Bourns and meets IEC61000-4-2/4/5 ESD (electro-static discharge), EFT (electronically-fast transients), and power-surge specifications. The board is offered as part of ADI’s Circuits from the Lab reference circuits library and includes circuit notes, test data and results to help engineers reduce design risk in applications such as motor controls, grid tied inverters, and programmable-logic controllers. The board is available from all authorized distributors of ADI and select authorized distributors of Bourns.
For RS-485 circuits, the EVAL-CN0313-SDPZ board provides design and integration files, device drivers, and evaluation hardware. The EVAL-CN0313-SDPZ also includes an EI3 Hirose connector that allows the board to be used with ADI’s ezLINX iCoupler Isolated Interface Development Environment, which provides developers with a cost-effective, plug-and-play method to evaluate the digitally-isolated RS-485 physical communication layer.
EVAL-CN0313-SD1Z RS-485 Evaluation Board Key Features
Certified to protect ADI’s ADM3485E, 3.3-V RS-485 transceiver for:
6-kV, 4-kV and 1-kV surge (IEC61000-4-5)
2-kV EFT (IEC61000-4-4)
15-kV air-discharge and 8-kV contact ESD (IEC61000-4-2)
The ezLINX iCoupler Isolated Interface Development Environment: http://www.analog.com/en/evaluation/eval-ezlinx/eb.html