Isolated μModule Transceivers

Linear Technology’s Isolator µModule Technology is a new development platform that allows Linear to reliably integrate inductive/magnetic isolation, discrete components, ICs and power onto a single substrate PCB. This high level of integration results in products that require no external components. All resistors, capacitors, inductors and ICs are onboard.

Any application from signaling to sampling can be supported by the platform, delivering isolation to even non-traditional applications. High power levels (up to 1 W), supported by low ripple regulation, a cored power transformer that reduces radiated emissions, and better-than-average efficiency up to 65%, are available to the application. Not only is the device self-powered, but it also provides external isolated power for other neighboring functions. To achieve greater than 2500VRMS isolation, the technology uses coupled signal inductors embedded in our µModule substrate. This technique ensures consistent ruggedness and reliability. This platform will be certified by safety houses, including UL, CSA and IEC to guarantee the isolation barrier’s effectiveness.

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