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Ic-Haus rolls out 3.3V digital sensor output driver

20 May 2013

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Ic-Haus has recently rolled out the iC-DX3/DXC3 universal digital output driver. The device enables compact sensors to be equipped with NPN, PNP, push-pull, and IO link-compatible output driver options. An integrated linear regulator provides the sensor electronics with a stable 3.3V voltage and 10mA loading.

The iC-DX3 switching output supplies at least ±150mA of drive current; at 200mA minimum drive current iC-DXC is also IO link-compliant, using the feedback channel with a polarity monitor for wake-up detection. The integrated temperature monitor protects both devices against over-temperature by disabling the output driver. An integrated reverse polarity protection circuit safeguards the sensor against incorrect wiring of the supply voltage.

The iC-DX3/DXC3 output stage can be controlled using inputs IN/NIN and OE to provide output functions as NPN, PNP, or push-pull driver. For sensors that are intended for IO link operation iC-DXC has an integrated feedback channel with a polarity monitor for wake-up detection. This enables the user to meet output configuration requirements on the worldwide sensor market (NPN, PNP, PP, and IO link).

The small DFN6 housing for iC-DX3 (2x2mm) and iC-DXC3's slightly larger DFN8 package (3x3mm) allows sensors with tiny dimensions to be assembled. The operating temperature range covers -40°C to 125°C.

More information regarding the iC-DX3/DXC3 is available here.

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