USB-GT: The USB-Isolator That Provides Security Through Galvanic Separation

Meilhaus Electronic gmbH presents their new medical-grade interface-isolator for USB. Provides a galvanic separation of the USB. For various security relevant data communication applications such as medical environments.

Online PR News – 18-April-2009 – – With the new MED-version, the USB-interface isolator USB-GT by Meilhaus Electronic is now available with an EN 60601-1 and 60601-1-2 certificate and approval.

This module protects the USB against surges of up to 4000V using optocouplers. It operates absolutely transparent, so no changes in software or drivers are necessary. Depending on the model, the USB-GT is powered either by the USB-interface or an optional external power supply. It is especially suited for security relevant data communication applications such as in the medical field, where the galvanic separation with guaranteed 4kV isolation is a must.

To comply with the 93/42/EWG standard for medical technology, the module has an EN 60601-1-2 certification. This also allows the connection of non-medical peripheral devices such as printers via the USB-GT MED to medical devices such as x-ray-, ultrasound-, endoscope-, or laser systems. "The USB-GT MED provides a secure galvanic separation of both worlds".