Six-Channel Digital Isolator

Industry's First Monolithic 600VRMS Digital Isolator

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The MAX14850 is a six-channel digital isolator utilizing Maxim's proprietary process technology, whose monolithic design provides a compact and low-cost transfer of digital signals between circuits with different power domains. The technology enables low power consumption and stable high-temperature performance.

The four unidirectional channels are each capable of DC to 50Mbps, with two of the four channels passing data across the isolation barrier in each direction. The two bidirectional channels are open drain and each is capable of data rates from DC to 2Mbps.

Independent 3.0V to 5.5V supplies on each side of the isolator also make it suitable for use as a level translator. The MAX14850 can be used for isolating SPI busses, I2C busses, RS-232, RS-485/RS-422 busses, and general-purpose isolation. When used as a bus isolator, extra channels are available for power monitoring and reset signals.

The MAX14850 is available in a narrow body,16-pin SOIC (10mm x 4mm) package (for which an evaluation kit is available) and 16-pin QSOP (3.9mm x 4.94mm) package. The packages are specified over the -40°C to +125°C temperature range.

For improved performance, refer to the MAX14851. The MAX14851 has the same functionality and pin configurations, and can be used as a footprint and functional replacement for the MAX14850.

MAX14850: Functional Diagram MAX14850: Functional Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Protection from High-Voltage Environments
    • 600VRMS Isolation for 60 Seconds
    • Short-Circuit Protection on Unidirectional Outputs
    • 200VRMS Working Isolation Voltage for 50 Years
  • Complete Digital Isolation Solution
    • Four Unidirectional Signal Paths: 2-In/2-Out
    • Two Bidirectional Open-Drain Signal Paths
    • 50Mbps (max) Unidirectional Data Rate
    • 2Mbps (max) Bidirectional Data Rate
  • Compatible with Many Interface Standards
    • I2C
    • SPI
    • RS-232, RS-422/RS-485
    • SMBus, PMBus Interfaces


  • Battery Management
  • I²C, SPI, SMBus, PMBus™ Interfaces
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Isolated RS-232, RS-485/RS-422
  • Medical Systems
  • Telecommunication Systems

See parametric specs for Digital Isolators (74)

Part NumberChannelsUni-directional InputsUni-directional InputsBi-directional ChannelsUni-directional Data Rate
Bi-directional Data Rate
Insulation RatingUni-directional Propagation
Bi-directional Propagation
Oper. Temp.
Side ASide BmaxmaxmaxmaxminmaxSee Notes
MAX14850 6222502600VRMS3010035.5-40 to +125
SOIC (N)/16
$1.68 @1k

Pricing Notes:
This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.

MAX14850PMB1: MAX14850PMB1 Peripheral Module
MAXPMBAE: Maxim Analog Essentials Collection of Peripheral Modules
MAX14850EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX14850
MAXSANTAFEEVSYS: Evaluation Kit for the MAXREFDES5 4-Channel Analog Front End
Product Reliability Reports: MAX14850.pdf 
Device   Fab Process   Technology   Sample size   Rejects   FIT at 25°C   FIT at 55°C   Material Composition  

Note : The failure rates are summarized by technology and mapped to the associated material part numbers. The failure rates are highly dependent on the number of units tested.

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