Industry White Paper

Engineering Essentials: Choosing Between Digital Isolators or Optocouplers

November 16, 2022 by onsemi
Topics Covered
  • What is Isolation
  • Approaches to Providing Isolation
  • Comparison of Isolation Techniques
  • Fail−Safe Operation

White Paper Overview

Isolation is a critical aspect of many designs and several options are available to designers. Devices such as optocouplers and digital isolators are necessary for maintaining the isolation rating. Learn different isolation technologies and how modern digital isolators overcome the limitations of optocouplers and maintain their isolation rating even after a catastrophic EOS event.