Pulse Width Distortion Calculator

The reliability of a transmission system is directly related to the accuracy and quality of the transmitted digital information. For a digital system, those parameters which determine the limits of the data transmission, are pulse width distortion and propagation delay skew. Propagation delay is the time taken for the signal to travel through the device. This is usually different when sending a low-to-high than when sending a high-to-low signal. This difference, or error, is called pulse width distortion (PWD) and is usually expressed as a percentage. The below calculator will calculate this for you based on data rate.

To calculate the PWD of an Isoloop device, enter your system data rate and PWD will automatically be calculated.

Data Rate: 
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The following table is a guide to the wide array of digital isolators utilising GMR (Giant Magnetoresistance) technology that we have to offer. These include active input, bus transceivers, DC correct and passive input isolators:
NVE Digital Isolators
Part Series Channels Isolation range Mbps Range
NVE IL2 series 5 2.5kV – 6kV 110
NVE IL3 series RS422 or RS485 2.5kV – 6 kV 4 – 40
NVE IL4 series RS422, RS485 or CAN 2.5 kV 1 – 35
NVE IL5 series 1 – 4 1kV – 2.5kV 2
NVE IL6 Series 1 – 3 1kV – 2.5kV 10 – 100
NVE IL7 Series 1 – 5 1kV – 6 kV 110 – 150
NVE IL8 Series 2 – 4 2.5kV 110

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