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Linear Technology's 2500VRMS Isolator µModule Transceiver Evaluation Kits Distributed Exclusively By Newark element14

CHICAGO, JULY 14, 2010

2010 Leading multi-channel electronics distributor Newark element14, part of global Premier Farnell, announces that t is exclusively offering Linear Technology's Isolator µModule® Transceiver evaluation kits for same-day shipping at

The DC1503A evaluation kit supports Linear Technology's LTM2881 and the DC1554A supports the LTM2882. Both boards are available in either 3.3V or 5V.

Uniquely, a Linear Technology engineer is available to answer product questions and provide technical support for these products at element14, Premier Farnell's popular global engineering resource and community. This is in addition to the technical support Newark element14 offers 24 hours a day, Monday-Friday at

The LTM2881 is a complete 2500VRMS galvanically isolated, full duplex RS485/RS422 µModule transceiver with integrated 1W isolated power that requires no external components. Up to 62% efficiency is achievable, with surplus power available at a 5V regulated output. Additional features include integrated pin-selectable 120-Ohm termination, along with a dedicated logic supply pin and spare isolated logic channel.

The LTM2882 is a complete 2500VRMS galvanically isolated dual RS232 µModule transceiver with integrated 1W isolated power and also requires no external components. Up to 65% efficiency is achievable, with surplus power available at a 5V regulated output. The device meets RF and magnetic field immunity test requirements per European standard EN550024.

The isolator µModule technology is ideal for breaking ground loops, and for systems with large ground-to-ground differentials and common mode transients. Superior common mode rejection of up to 30kV/µs is achievable, while continuing to communicate through the event.

Newark element14 also stocks all temperatures, voltages and packages of the device.

"We are committed to supplying design engineers with the latest innovations," comments Jeff Uden, Vice President, Product Management, Newark element14. "And we are gratified that our close relationship with Linear Technology has enabled us to be the exclusive distributor of this exciting technology."

"Newark element14 and Maxim are strategically aligned, each targeting the medical and industrial markets," comments Jim Seifert, Vice President, Supplier Management, Newark element14. "During the past 6 months we have increased our orders of all Maxim products by over 300%, and we’ve almost doubled the stock of new products we've introduced from them."

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