NVE Sensor and Isolator News
December 2009
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Think Thin!

Holiday Apps Corner

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Awards & Accolades
NVE Chief Financial Officer Curt Reynders was included in the recent Business Journal list of Hardest-Working CFOs of Minnesota public companies.

His responsibilities include working hard to ensure fast credit checks for new customer accounts.

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Fun Fact
Diamonds Are Forever, and So Are IsoLoops

Diamonds are forever, and IsoLoop Isolators come pretty close.

Based on life tests, the calculated FIT is 0.2 failures per billion hours at 55°C, which is an MTBF of 570,000 years.

For details and test reports, contact our Isolator Application Desk.

Christmas Holiday
NVE will be closed for business Thursday and Friday, December 24 and 25.

We wish our customers the best this holiday season, and a successful 2010.

Voicemail Playlist
The Muppets’
12 Days of Christmas
is playing on our voicemail background music.
Distributor News

Shanghai Channel
Shanghai Channel

Shanghai Channel Electronic Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
was recently appointed a franchised distributor for IsoLoop Isolators in China.

Shanghai Channel’s Website has extensive information on NVE parts and applications in Chinese, and provides hotline applications support by native Mandarin Chinese speakers.

NVE products are available in more than 75 countries and our distributors speak countless languages.

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Featured Products
Narrow-Body SOIC-16 Isolators
Think Thin!
The world’s densest isolators, IsoLoop “Dash Three” Isolators provide a full line of unique 0.15", narrow-body SOIC-16 isolators—half the size of other isolators.

Thin SOIC Package
Like all IsoLoop Isolators, these products feature minimal signal distortion, wide temperature range, low power consumption, and unlimited life. Narrow-body isolators are available in a variety of input, output, and channel configurations, as well as a full line of isolated RS-485/RS-422/PROFIBUS transceivers.

Key narrow-body isolator features include:

  • 0.15", 16-pin SOIC
  • Passive or digital inputs
  • Three, four, or five channels or isolated RS-422/RS-485
  • IEC 61010-2001 approved
  • 125°C (IL700T-Series)

Nearly 20 Dash Three isolator part types are currently in stock and available for immediate delivery with no minimum order:

Input Key Features Max.
IL514-3 2 2/1 Digital DC correct;
Output Enable
IL516-3 2 2/2 Digital DC correct 85C
IL613-3 100 3/0  Passive  85C
IL614-3 100 2/1 Passive Output Enable 85C
IL715-3 110 4/0 Digital Output Enable 100C
IL716-3 110 2/2 Digital 100C
IL717-3 110 3/1 Digital 100C
IL715T-3 110 4/0 Digital High Temperature 125C
IL716T-3 110 2/2 Digital High Temperature 125C
IL717T-3 110 3/1 Digital High Temperature 125C
IL260-3 110 5/0 Digital Five Channel 85C
IL261-3 110 4/1 Digital Five Channel 85C
IL262-3 110 3/2 Digital Five Channel 85C
IL3122-3 5 RS-422 Passive 32 nodes;
15 kV Bus ESD
IL3185-3 5 RS-485 Passive 32 nodes;
15 kV Bus ESD
IL3222-3 5 RS-422 Passive Fractional Load
(256 nodes)
IL3285-3 5  RS-485  Passive Fractional Load
(256 nodes)
IL3422-3 20 RS-422 Passive 32 nodes;
15 kV Bus ESD
 IL3485-3  20 RS-485 Passive 32 nodes;
15 kV Bus ESD
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Holiday Application Corner
Eliminating Holiday Jitters

By “Steady” Sandy Templeton
Director, Isolator
Product Development and Applications

Holiday stress can make us jittery, but isolators don't have to.

Audio applications are an example of where minimizing isolator jitter is especially important:

SpinVision Bad Music Good Music
Conventional Jitter
Isolator Jitter
IsoLoop Jitter
IsoLoop Isolator

NVE’s IL700 and IL600 Series Isolators have an unmatched 100 ps of jitter, making them ideal for audio circuits or anywhere you want to cure the jitters.

It is extremely desirable to have serial data from a CD or MP3 source isolated from the analog portions of the sound system to eliminate ground loops (speaker hum) and high frequency pickup caused by digital currents flowing in analog current paths:

CD Transport Circuit

Low-Jitter Isolated CD Transport Circuit

Almost any isolator can cure your hum and high frequency current noise problems, but isolator jitter adds phase shift to the PCM data stream, playing havoc with the sonic qualities of the output DAC.

Jitter creates similar problems in precision measurement systems using isolated delta-sigma ADCs. Clock edge placement is directly related to conversion resolution. IsoLoop isolators ensure best-case isolation performance without the tradeoffs caused by the jitters.
<Definition of Jitter and Related Terms (NVE Glossary)>
<Isolator Selector Guide>