High Precision RV1S9353A modulator lends a hand to robotic arms

To meet the demand for high-accuracy optical isolation to improve accuracy control in industrial instruments, Renesas Electronics has introduced the RV1S9353A. It is claimed to provide best-in-class precision sensing features, including lower offset voltage drift, higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), lower reference voltage drift verus temperature and higher input resistance.

The optically isolated delta sigma modulator is claimed to deliver the industry’s highest accuracy compared to other 10MHz clock output optically isolated devices. It includes a precision ADC with, typically, 13.8 effective number of bits (ENOB) for converting an analogue voltage input into a digital output one-bit data stream across the isolation barrier. The RV1S9353A connects directly to Renesas’ RZ/T microprocessor and RX72M microcontroller, or other microprocessors, microcontrollers, SoCs and FPGAs with a digital filter. The RV1S9353A is used in robotic arm controllers, as well as AC servo controllers and NC servo controllers in a range of smart factory equipment.

To standardise designs during development and design certification, the RV1S9353A has 500kOhm typical input resistance making it capable of both current sensing and voltage monitoring for easier design, explains Renesas. The delta sigma modulator’s digital output and connected digital filter removes the need for complex multi-component designs that use a traditional analogue isolation amplifier with analogue filter and several other components.

Chris Stephens, vice president of communications and motor control, industrial and communications business division at Renesas, elaborates: “Its higher input resistance and ability to provide both current sensing and voltage monitoring simplifies design and saves costs while meeting the UL, CSA and VDE safety standards.”

The RV1S9353A modulator has an input offset voltage drift versus temperature (max) of 2.5 microV per degrees C and a typical SNR of 85dB. Reference voltage (max) gain error is ±0.5 per cent and typical reference voltage drift versus temperature is 30ppm per degrees C. High input resistance is rated at 500kOhm (typical) and the high common mode transient immunity is typically 25kV per micro second

The RV1S9353A is supplied in an eight-pin SDIP with 1.27mm pin pitch.

The RV1S9353A delta sigma modulator is available now from Renesas’ worldwide distributors.


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