DallasTexas Instruments Inc. has introduced what it claims is the first isolated controller-area network (CAN) transceiver.
The ISO1050 combines TI's CAN and isolation technologies to reduce required components by at least half, and simplifies board design in industrial automation, motor control and medical equipment. Loop time is reduced by 34 percent, giving designers flexibility to use longer network cables than can be used with other common isolated CAN solutions, TI said.
According to TI, the ISO1050 reduces system-level power consumption by 38 percent compared to isolated optocoupler solutions. In high-voltage applications where minimum clearance is required, the 6.1 mm wide-body package reduces board space by 30 percent. Additionally, the ultra-low electromagnetic emissions (EME) support sensitive analog applications, such as industrial sensors.
Pricing: $1.55 in 1,000-piece quantities.
Availability: Now in an 8-pin DUB package; the 16-pin SOIC package will be available in late 4Q09.
Datasheet: click here.