The ADuM1510 1 is a unidirectional, 5-channel isolator based on the Analog Devices, Inc., iCoupler technology. Combining high speed CMOS and monolithic air core transformer technology, these isolation components provide outstanding performance characteristics superior to alternatives such as optocoupler devices. By avoiding the use of LEDs and photodiodes, iCoupler devices eliminate the design difficulties commonly associated with optocouplers. The typical optocoupler concerns regarding uncertain current transfer ratios, nonlinear transfer functions, and temperature and lifetime effects are eliminated with the simple iCoupler digital interfaces and stable performance characteristics. The need for external drivers and other discrete components is eliminated with iCoupler products. In addition, iCoupler devices run at one-tenth to one-sixth the power consumption of optocouplers at comparable signal data rates.