Isolation of Things: iCoupler Digital Isolators vs. Optocouplers

Aug. 2, 2021
Find out the difference between Analog Devices' iCoupler and conventional optocouplers.

This article is part of the TechXchangeExploring Digital Isolator Technology

How do test engineers have fun? Why, taking it out on the electronics of course. 

Analog Devices' Mike Cantrell and David Carr investigate the VDE 10-kV surge levels for reinforced isolation.

Both iCoupler Digital Isolators and optocouplers pass. But what happens when the dial turns all the way to 11...better known as 24-kV surge?

Pass or pop?

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