Analog Devices has introduced ADuM315x SPIsolator digital isolator family for serial peripheral interface (SPI) communications systems.
ADI says these devices supporting up to 40-MHz SPI clock speeds, the new digital isolators are over six times faster, over 80 percent smaller and cost as much as 85 percent less than competing optocoupler- or digital isolator-based solutions.
The ADuM315x family supports a range of high-data-rate, SPI communications applications including distributed control systems, programmable logic controllers, and sensor monitors used in industrial automation, instrumentation equipment and motor controls.
ADuM315x SPI digital isolator need lesser external components and feature low propagation delay and jitter in the CLK, MO-SI, MI-SO and SS channels to support SPI clock rates of up to 40 MHz. The new digital isolators also support the maximum sample rate for select ADI 12-, 16- and 18-bit precision A/D converters. The family has a 3.75 kVrms isolation rating and will be followed later in 2014 by SPIsolator devices rated to 5 kVrms.
The ADuM3150 supports a delayed clock output on the master side of the part that can be used with an additional general-purpose port on the master to support up to 40-MHz clock speeds.
The ADuM3151, ADuM3152 and ADuM3153 provide four high-speed channels and three additional independent, low-data-rate channels in different configurations.
The ADuM3154 digital isolator provides a slave-select multiplexing system that allows up to four slave devices to be serviced from one isolator.