Embedded Systems, ESD Protection, Modules, Optoelectronics, Power Management, Safety Standards
Tim Schnitzler of Avago
In this PSDcast Tim Schnitzler, European product manager for Avago's Industrial Fiber Products Division, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about industrial power management, especially the issues of circuit isolation. Avago recently released a family of cost-effective galvanic isolation devices capable of suppressing up to 50 kV of transient peak voltage on a single PCB. Based on 650nm fiber optic technology, the device is suitable for high transient voltage suppresion in applications such as inverters/drives, power electronics, or medical equipment.