Ruggedized USB isolators provide Level 4 ESD protection for industrial environments
March 13, 2012 // Julien Happich
B&B Electronics has expanded its family of USB isolators with the one-port Ulinx UHR401 and two-port Ulinx UHR402 USB isolators. Designed to isolate and protect connected equipment from surges, spikes and electrostatic discharges carried on USB cable, the devices also protect themselves by virtue of their rugged construction.
Unlike consumer-grade USB hubs, Ulinx hubs are built to withstand industrial networking hazards like shock, drop, vibration, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and temperature extremes. They are equipped with high retention ports that hold USB cables firmly in place to eliminate data loss, and in extreme cases, the risk for fire caused by loose cables and arcing. Applications include industrial control and manufacturing, remote sensing and remote metering, instrumentation, point-of-sale, test and measurement, laboratory information systems (LIMS) and medical applications requiring EN 60601-1 certification. The Ulinx UHR401 and UHR402 are rated for a temperature range of -40 to +80°C. They provide Level 4 ESD protection (15 kV air, 8 kV contact) as well as 4 kV isolation between the upstream and downstream USB ports. Downstream ports provide full 500 mA power to connected devices. The high retention ports hold cables so firmly that it requires 1.45Kg of force to dislodge one. The Ulinx UHR401 and UHR402 are shipped with an external supply that has US, EU, and UK blades. An optional locking barrel plug can be purchased separately. Both models carry a five-year warranty.
Visit B&B Electronics at www.bb-europe.comAll news
Growing the seeds of electronics on the "radio"
September 02, 2015
I am looking forward to an EE Times "radio show" I am moderating next week on the topic of startups, but I could do with ...
Analog Devices is Sand 9 buyer
Butterfly wings inspire gas sensing innovation
SEMI Europe appoints new president
Will hardware-based virtualized GPU cards shrink the market?
Plessey clinches GBP6.7m grant for LED production expansion
September 01, 2015
Plessey has received a grant of £6.7 million the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) in the UK to help fund the expansion of the company's ...
Fraunhofer develops cost-effective wireless charging system
Grab Altera's latest MAX 10 FPGA kit
Smart mouth guard monitors health markers in real time
- High Voltage CMOS Amplifier Enables High Impedance Sensing with a Single IC
- Software-Defined Radio Handbook
- Why Making the Move from a Variable Transformer to a VariPLUS is the Right Decision
- Automating Leakage and Functional Testing
InterviewCEO interview: Ambiq sees broader options for low voltage
Mike Noonen, recently appointed interim CEO at microcontroller startup Ambiq Micro, discusses the focus and opportunities for this pioneering company designing circuits that can operate below the threshold ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Altera is giving away three of its second-generation Nios II Embedded Evaluation Kit (NEEK), worth 9 each, for EETimes Europe's readers to win.
The feature-rich platform provides a fast and simple way for embedded designers to experience the capabilities of a custom embedded processor in a non-volatile FPGA.
MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.