Output drivers boost industrial, process control system efficiency

Norwood, Mass.—Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) has introduced two analog output drivers that significantly improve the efficiency and reliability of process control applications, including those operating with high compliance voltages and temperatures.

Using technological advancements enabled by ADI's iCMOS industrial process technology, the AD5750 and AD5751 output drivers achieve a three-fold improvement in accuracy over competing products, according to ADI. They provide an accuracy level of 0.1 percent TUE (total unadjusted error) under all operating conditions.

The devices condition the output of a low-voltage, single-supply D/A converter to provide high performance voltage- and current-output-drive capability, enabling system design engineers to deliver more reliable, cost-efficient industrial equipment while using less board space.

Designed to meet the growing demand for highly configurable industrial automation controllers, the output drivers offer extensive diagnostic functionality such as fault detection and enhanced sensing capabilities that make system startup and troubleshooting easier. Integrating user-programmable current- and voltage-output capabilities, the AD5750 and AD5751 output drivers are ideally suited for programmable logic controllers, distributed control, and high-voltage analog I/O systems.

Pricing: From $2.45 in 1,000-unit quantities.
Availability: Sampling now with full production quantities available in November 2008.

Datasheets: AD5750 and AD5751.

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