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Future Electronics Announces Availability of the FOD816 Series from Fairchild Semiconductor

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Future Electronics Announces Availability of the FOD816 Series from Fairchild Semiconductor

Press release date: March 7, 2014

Pointe Claire, Quebec — Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces availability of Fairchild Semiconductor's FOD816 Series optocouplers.

The FOD816 consists of two gallium arsenide infrared emitting diodes, connected in inverse parallel, driving a silicon photodarlington output in a 4-pin dual in-line package.

Features of Fairchild Semiconductor's FOD816 Series optocouplers include AC input response, applicable to Pb-free IR reflow soldering, a compact 4-pin package, high current transfer ratio: 600% minimum, and high input-output isolation voltage of 5000Vrms.

Applications include power supply regulators, digital logic inputs, and microprocessor inputs.

To purchase product(s), or for more information about Fairchild Semiconductor, the FOD816 Series, SMT Logic Gate Optocouplers, optocouplers, and semiconductors, as well as access to the world's largest available-to-sell inventory, visit

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future's mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit

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