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 SeriesChannelsIsolation rangeMbps Range
NVE IL2 series52.5kV – 6kV110
NVE IL3 seriesRS422 or RS4852.5kV – 6 kV4 – 40
NVE IL4 seriesRS422, RS485 or CAN2.5 kV1 – 35
NVE IL5 series1 – 41kV – 2.5kV2
NVE IL6 Series1 – 31kV – 2.5kV10 – 100
NVE IL7 Series1 – 51kV – 6 kV110 – 150
NVE IL8 Series2 – 42.5kV110

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