AD 5B42-02

Isolated, Process Current Input
Isolated Current Input.
Interfaces with two-wire transmitters, providing an isolated,
regulated 20 V supply voltage.
Measure process-current input signal of 4-20 mA .
Generates an output of +1 to +5V or +2 to 10V.
Module circuitry can withstand 240v rms at the input screwterminals.
All 5B42 series modules are mix-and-match and Hot
Industrial signal conditioning
Industrial signal isolation
Industrial signal filtering
The 5B Series represents an innovative generation of low cost,
high performance plug-in signal conditioners. Designed for
industrial applications, these modules incorporate highly
reliable transformer-based isolation and automated surfacemount manufacturing technology. They are compact,
economical components whose performance exceeds that
available from more expensive devices. Combining 1500 V rms
continuous isolation, +0.05% calibrated accuracy, small size and
low cost, the 5B Series is an attractive alternative to expensive
signal conditioners and in-house designs
All modules are potted and identical in pin-out and size (2.27” x
2.32” x 0.595”). They can be mixed and matched, permitting
users to address their exact needs, and may be “hot swapped
without disturbing field wiring or power. The isolated input
modules provide 0 to +5V or +5V outputs and accept J, K, T, E,
R, S, N, or B type thermocouples.
These modules feature complete signal conditioning functions
including 240 V rms input protection, filtering, chopper
stabilized low drift +1 uV/oC amplification, 1500 V rms
isolation, and sensor excitation when required.
All modules feature excellent common mode rejection and
meet industrial transient surge withstand specifications.
Figure 1. 5B42 Functional Block Diagram
There are also a number of backplanes and mounting sockets
which provide a complete signal conditioning solution for end
users. Each backplane incorporates screw terminals for field
wiring inputs and outputs and cold junction sensors for
thermocouple applications.
These signal conditioners are designed to provide an easy and
convenient solution to signal conditioning problems of both
designers and end users in measurement and control
applications. Typical uses include microcomputer-based
measurement systems, standard data acquisition systems,
programmable controllers, analog recorders and dedicated
control systems. The 5 B series modules are ideally suited to
applications where monitoring and control of temperature,
pressure, flow, rotation and other analog signals are required.
The 5B Series modules and backplanes are approved by Factory
Mutual (FM) and the 5B Series modules are approved by the
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) for use in Class 1,
Division 2, Groups A, B, C, and D locations. These approvals
certify that the 5B Series is suitable for use in locations where a
hazardous concentration of flammable gas may exist only under
fault conditions of operation. Equipment of this category is
called “nonincendive” and they need no special enclosures or
other physical safeguards.
The 5B series modules and backplanes have been tested and
passed the stringent heavy industrial requirements of the
European Union’s electromagnetic compatibility (ENC)
directive – EN50082-1 and EN50081-2. When used according
to installation directions (refer to 5B series User Manual), any
errors caused by EMI/RFI interference will be less than 0.1% of
the full scale 5B measurement range for field strengths up to 10
V/M and frequencies up to 1 GHz.
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conditioners specified errors. In contrast, the 5B42 is calibrated
and specified with its internal 25Ω sense resistor. Further, the
5B42 signal input, loop supply and the sense resistor are all
protected against accidental application of excess voltages up to
240V rms. Finally, there is no need to install an external sense
resistor on the backplane, but if one is installed it will not affect
5B42 performance.
The 5B42 is a single-channel signal conditioning module that
interfaces with two-wire transmitters, providing an isolated,
regulated 20V supply voltage. The module filters and amplifies
the 4-to-20 mA process-current input to produce an accurately
scaled, low-noise low-impedance output of +1 to +5 V or +2 to
+10 V.
True Three-Port Isolation – The floating, differential input
circuit on the field side eliminates the need for any input
grounding. Signal and power isolation by transformer coupling
uses a proprietary modulation technique for linear, stable and
reliable performance. A demodulator on the computer side of
the signal transformer recovers the original signal, which is then
filtered and buffered to provide a low-noise, low-impedance
output signal. True three-port isolation (Input-Output-Power)
includes common-mode ratings of 1500 V rms between input
and output and input and power, 250V rms between power and
output – no return path is required between the power and
signal output commons.
Filtering and Protection – The 5B42 contains an optimized
five-pole low-pass filter with a -3 dB bandwidth at 100Hz that
provides a low-overshoot step response and exceptionally low
noise of 200 uV pk-pk in a 100kHz bandwidth. Attenuation
(normal mode rejection) increases at a 90 dB/decade rate
beyond 100 Hz.
The module protects the computer side from damage due to
field-side over-voltage faults. The module withstands 240 V rms
at the input terminals without damage, thereby shielding the
internal computer-side circuitry from field-side over-voltage
conditions. In addition, the 5B42 is mix-and-match and hotswappable with all other 5B Series modules, so can be inserted
or removed from any socket in the same backplane without
disrupting system power.
Accurate and Stable Performance – The 5B42 maintains
accuracy over the wide operating temperature range of -40oC to
+85oC through design for low parameter drift. This enables the
module to provide output offset drift of only +5 uV/oC and gain
drift of just +25 ppm/oC
A series output switch eliminates the need for external
multiplexing in many applications. The switch is turned on by
an active-low enable input. If the switch is to be on at all times,
the enable-input should be grounded to power common as it is
on the 5B01 and 5B08 backplanes..
Why an Internal Current Sense Resistor? – The 5B42 offers
significant advantages over signal conditioners that require an
external current sense resistor. First, an external resistor is not
protected from accidental connection to a 240 V rms power
line. Next, the external resistor tolerance must be added to the
Figure 2
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5B42 Models Available
Input Range
Output Range
4 mA to 20 mA
+1 V to +5 V
4 mA to 20 mA
+2 V to +10 V
* Custom Input/Output ranges are available.
5B42 Specifications
(typical @ +25°C and Vs = +5 V dc)
Model 5B42
Input Ranges
Standard Ranges
4 mA to 20 mA (Refer to Model Table)
Custom Ranges
0 mA to 20 mA (Refer to Ordering Section)
Isolated Loop Supply Voltage
20 V @ 4 mA to 20 mA Input
Output Ranges (RL > 50 k Ω)
+1 V to +5 V; +2 V to +10 V
Initial @ +25°C
±0.05% Span ±4 µA RTI
±0.01% Span
Input Offset vs. Temperature
±0.5 µV/°C
Output Offset vs. Temperature
±5 µV/°C
Gain vs. Temperature
±0.0025% of Reading/°C
Input Sense Resistor
25 Ω
Input, 0.1 Hz to 10 Hz Bandwidth
10 nA rms
Output, 100 kHz Bandwidth
200 µV peak-peak
Bandwidth, -3 dB
100 Hz
Output Step Rise Time, 10% to 90% Span
4 ms
Common-Mode Voltage (CMV)
Output-to-Input, Continuous
1500 V rms, maximum
Input-to-Power, Continuous
Output-to-Power, Continuous
1500 V rms, maximum
250 V rms, maximum
ANSI/IEEE C37.90.1-1989
Common Mode Rejection (CMR)
1 k Ω Source Imbalance, 50/60 Hz
140 dB
Normal Mode Rejection (NMR)
-3 dB @ 100 Hz (90 dB per decade > 100 Hz)
Input, Excitation, and Sense Resistor Protection
240 V rms, maximum
ANSI/IEEE C37.90.1-1989
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Output Resistance
25 Ω
Voltage Output Protection
Continuous Short to Ground
Output Current Limit
±20 mA
Output Selection Time
6 µs to ±1 mV of Vout @ Cload = 0 to 2,000 pF
Output Enable Control3
Max Logic "0"
+0.8 V
Min Logic "1"
+2.4 V
Max Logic "1"
+36 V
Input Current "0", "1"
0.5 µA
Power Supply Voltage
+5 V dc ±5%
Power Supply Current
@ Transmitter Load of 20 mA
200 mA
@ Transmitter Load of 4 mA
100 mA
Power Supply Sensitivity, RTI
±1 µV/% of Vs
Mechanical Dimensions
2.275" x 2.375" x 0.595"
(57.8 mm x 59.1 mm x 15.1 mm)
Temperature Range
Rated Performance
-40°C to +85°C
-40°C to +85°C
-40°C to +85°C
Relative Humidity
0 to 95% @ +60°C, non-condensing
RFI Susceptibility
±0.5% Span error @ 400 MHz, 5 Watt, 3 ft
Includes the combined effects of repeatability, hysteresis, and nonlinearity error. Loads heavier than 50 k Ω will degrade nonlinearity and gain temperature coefficient.
A precision 25 Ω current-sense input resistor is internal to the 5B42 - refer to block diagram.
The user's board layout must separate Power Common from Output Common. When the output switch is not used, connect the Enable Input to the Output Common. Output
common is connected to power common when the 5B42 is installed on a 5B Series backplane.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Figure 3 5B42 Input Field Connections
Table 1. Pin Function Descriptions—
Pin No.
Figure 4 . Model 5B Series Module, with pin-out assignments.
ESD (electrostatic discharge) sensitive device. Electrostatic charges as high as 4000 V readily accumulate on the human
body and test equipment and can discharge without detection. Although this product features proprietary ESD
protection circuitry, permanent damage may occur on devices subjected to high energy electrostatic discharges.
Therefore, proper ESD precautions are recommended to avoid performance degradation or loss of functionality.
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Figure 5. Outline Dimensions
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