ISO1500 3-kVRMS basic isolated RS-485/RS-422 transceiver in ultra-small package |

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3-kVRMS basic isolated RS-485/RS-422 transceiver in ultra-small package



The ISO1500 device is a galvanically-isolated differential line transceiver for TIA/EIA RS-485 and RS-422 applications. This device has a 3-channel digital isolator and an RS-485 transceiver in an ultra-small 16-pin SSOP package. The bus pins of this transceiver are protected against IEC ESD contact discharge and IEC EFT events. The receiver output has a failsafe for bus open, short, and idle conditions. The small solution size of ISO1500 greatly reduces the board space required compared to other integrated isolated RS-485 solutions or discrete implementation with optocouplers and non-isolated RS-485 transceiver.

The device is used for long distance communications. Isolation breaks the ground loop between the communicating nodes, allowing for a much larger common mode voltage range. The symmetrical isolation barrier of each device is tested to provide 3000 VRMS of isolation for 1 minute per UL 1577 between the bus-line transceiver and the logic-level interface.

The ISO1500 device can operate from 1.71 V to 5.5 V on side 1 which lets the devices interface with low-voltage FPGAs and ASICs. The supply voltage on side 2 is from 4.5 V to 5.5 V. This device supports a wide operating ambient temperature range from –40°C to +125°C.


  • Meets or exceeds requirements of TIA/EIA-485-A
  • Half-duplex transceiver
  • Low-EMI 1-Mbps data rate
  • Bus I/O protection
    • ± 16 kV HBM ESD
  • 1.71-V to 5.5-V Logic-side supply (VCC1), 4.5-V to 5.5-V Bus-side supply (VCC2)
  • 1/8 Unit load: up to 256 nodes on bus
  • Failsafe receiver for bus open, short, and idle
  • 100-kV/µs (typical) High common-mode transient immunity
  • Extended temperature range from –40°C to +125°C
  • Glitch-free power-up and power-down for hot plug-in
  • Ultra-small SSOP (DBQ-16) package
  • Safety-related certifications:
    • 4242-VPK VIOTM and 566-VPK VIORM per DIN VDE V 0884-11:2017-01
    • 3000-VRMS Isolation for 1 minute per UL 1577
    • IEC 60950-1, IEC 62368-1 and IEC 61010-1 certifications
    • CQC, TUV, and CSA certifications
    • VDE, UL, CQC and TUV certifications complete; CSA approval pending

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Part number Order Isolation rating (Vrms) Surge voltage capability (Vpk) Data rate (Max) (Mbps) Duplex Integrated transformer driver Number of nodes HBM ESD (kV) Fail safe Operating temperature range (C)
ISO1500 Order now 2500     4000     1     Half     No     256     16     Idle
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