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SOURCE Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
Maxim Integrated's highly adaptable, isolated energy measurement solution reduces design cost, size, and complexity.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Designers can now measure AC or DC power usage from any phase without the need for bulky sensors, optocouplers, or an extra power supply for the measurement subsystem. Just use the compact MAX78700/MAX78615 isolated energy measurement chipset with preloaded firmware from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM).
Engineers face unique challenges when embedding high-voltage AC (or DC) measurement into their design. As in electricity utility meters, isolation must be maintained between different phases, which historically has been accomplished using bulky current sensors. For most other systems, however, the need for full galvanic isolation from the rest of the system is often required to meet safety standards. This demands additional isolation components that penalize both size and cost of the system. The MAX78700/MAX78615 chipset addresses these challenges by integrating a unique isolated interface between the analog (MAX78700) and digital (MAX78615) domains and requiring only a single pulse transformer. This innovative approach significantly reduces size, complexity, and cost. This complete solution includes nonvolatile memory and preloaded application-specific firmware, providing an autonomous measurement subsystem ready for integration into any system. The chipset is ideal for solar inverters, data centers, outdoor lighting, renewable energy systems, and smart grid applications.
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At Maxim Integrated, our designs make the world more integrated. And with analog integration, the possibilities are endless. In Fiscal 2013, we reported revenues of $2.4 billion.
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