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Radiation-Tolerant Optocouplers isolate circuits in deep space.

August 18, 2016

Suited for such deep spaceflight applications as satellites, launch vehicles, space craft, and planetary rovers, HCC100x series uses light-sensitive interface to offer electrical isolation between input and output circuits. Design, which consists of IR LED and NPN silicon phototransistor mounted in several package choices, ensures operation in harsh, dirty environments. Products feature 1 kV electrical isolation and other optoisolator assemblies extending out to 50 kV. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Vishay Intertechnology to Exhibit Industry-Leading MOSFETs, ICs, Passive Components, Diodes, and Optoelectronics at APEC 2016

March 16, 2016

MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced its technology lineup for the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) 2016, taking place March 20-24 in Long Beach, California. In booth 2017, the company will be highlighting its latest industry-leading power MOSFET, IC, passive component, diode, and optocoupler technologies for a wide range of... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Green & Clean

Vishay Intertechnology Announces Technology Lineup for ELECRAMA-2016

February 8, 2016

Industry-Leading Passive and Semiconductor Components Deliver High Performance for High-Voltage, Solar Energy, Smart Grid, Wind Turbine, and Traction Applications MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced its technology lineup for ELECRAMA-2016, taking place Feb. 13-17 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center in India. In hall 3B, booth H3M5, the... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

IC Photocouplers target intelligent power module drives.

February 5, 2016

Housed in compact SO6L package, buffer logic type TLP2745 and inverter logic type TLP2748 feature 120 ns max propagation delay time, 40 ns max pulse width distortion, and 70 ns max propagation delay skew. Devices provide creepage distance of 8 mm and isolation voltage of 5,000 Vrms, and are designed to support wide supply voltage range of V(CC) = 4.5–30 V. By having low threshold input current of 1.6 mA max, photocouplers make bufferless direct drive from microcomputers possible. Read More

Optics & Photonics

High-Speed Photocoupler withstands extreme temperatures.

January 22, 2016

Sustaining data rates up to 20 Mbps, Model TLP2768A is suitable for high-speed communication interfaces in factory automation systems, measurement and control equipment, and plasma display panels. Open-collector output allows for both sink and source drive implementations. Supplied in ultra-thin S06L package that maintains creepage/clearance distance up to 8 mm, TLP2768A operates from -40 to 125°C, supports 3.3 and 5.5 V power supplies, and achieves minimum isolation voltage of 5,000 Vrms. Read More

Optics & Photonics

High-Speed Logic Gate Optocoupler comes in 8-pin SOP.

September 21, 2015

Suited for serial and field bus interface isolation in industrial applications, single-channel EL071L consists of IR emitting diode optically coupled to CMOS detector IC. SMD device is Pb-free, halogen-free, and RoHS compliant; offers 15 Mbps data transmission rate; and operates from -40 to +110°C. Other features include 3.3 and 5 V CMOS compatibility, CMR of >10,000 V/µsec, 10 kV/µsec min common mode transient immunity, and 3,750 Vrms isolation voltage between input and output.
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Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Green & Clean

Vishay Intertechnology to Highlight Industry-Leading Components at Solar Power International 2015

September 3, 2015

MALVERN, Pa. – Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company will be highlighting its latest technologies and components at Solar Power International (SPI) 2015, being held Sept. 14-17 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Vishay's technology lineup at the event will include a wide range of MOSFETs, diodes and rectifiers, optoelectronics,... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Transistor Photocouplers offer wide operating temperature.

June 25, 2015

Housed in SO16 package with operating temperature of -55 to +125°C, 4-channel TLP292-4 and TLP293-4 offer isolation voltage of 3,750 Vrms for high-density surface mount applications. Both are comprised of phototransistors optically coupled to InGaAs infrared emitting diodes. TLP292-4 is connected in inverse parallel configuration, and can operate directly by AC input current. With collector-emitter voltage of 80 V, devices support low input current while maintaining high current transfer ratio. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Transistor Output Photocoupler comes in low-profile package.

December 5, 2014

Supplied in 4-pin, SO6L package with 2.3 mm max height, TLP385 operates over -55 to +110°C range, provides creepage and clearance distance of 8 mm (min), and offers isolation voltage of 5 kVrms (min). Current Transfer Ratio (CTR) ranges from 50%–600% @ IF=5 mA, VCE=5V; turn-off (tOff) is 40 µs (typ) @ IF=16 mA, and safety standards met include UL, cUL, VDE, and CQC. Applications include motherboards, PLCs, AC adapters, I/O interface boards, inverter interfaces, and power supplies. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

EVERLIGHT Electronics Highlights Three New High Performance Optocouplers among Its Increasing Infrared Portfolio at Electronica 2014

November 17, 2014

Transistor optocouplers offer high performance with a wide temperature range up to 110°C Shulin, New Taipei City – EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.[TSE:2393, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, will showcase its broad and growing infrared portfolio at electronica 2014that includes infrared LEDs, photo transistors and photo diodes, infrared receiver modules,... Read More

Optics & Photonics

High-Isolation Optocouplers are capable of data rates to 10 MBd.

September 19, 2014

Consisting of GaAIAs IR emitting diode optically coupled with integrated photo detector, VOW135/136/137/2611 isolate low- to high-voltage circuits in alternative energy systems and industrial applications. Optocouplers, which feature safety isolation as well as internal Faraday shield, provide VIOTM of 8,000 V and VIORM of 1,414 V and offer external creepage distance of >10 mm. Respectively, VOW135/VOW136 and VOW137/2611 offer common mode transient immunity of 1,000 V/µs and up to 40,000 V/µs. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Low-Profile Photocouplers drive IGBTs and power MOSFETs.

September 10, 2014

Comprised of GaAlAs infrared LED and integrated high-gain, high-speed photodetector, Model TLP5751 offers peak output current of +1.0 A and can drive power MOSFETs and low-power IGBTs up to 20 A, while +2.5 A Model TLP5752 and +4.0 A Model TLP5754 will drive power MOSFETs and IGBTs with current ratings to 80 A and 100 A, respectively. Rail-to-rail output devices operate from -40 to +110°C with power supply voltage from 15–30 V and max supply current of 3.0 mA. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Smart Gate Driver Photocoupler offers embedded protection.

May 29, 2014

Housed in thin SO16L package, Model TLP5214 drives medium-power IGBTs and power MOSFETs. Maximum propagation delay time of 150 ns and propagation delay skew of ±80 ns are provided within defined operating temperature range up to 110°C. To prevent IGBT from reaching overcurrent conditions, photocoupler integrates IGBT desaturation detection, active miller clamp, and Fault detection. Device is suited for factory automation, home PV power systems, digital home appliances, and UPS systems. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Future Electronics Announces Availability of the FOD816 Series from Fairchild Semiconductor

March 11, 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... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Transistor Output Photocouplers cut device power consumption.

February 18, 2014

Employing high-output LED, Models TLP182, TLP183, TLP292, and TLP293 provide same high current transfer ratio of 50–600% at input currents of 5 mA and 0.5 mA, making it possible to minimize current to LED and reduce power consumption. Models TLP292/TLP293 come in SO4 package, while Models TLP182/TLP183 come in 4-pin SO6 package. Operating at ambient temperatures up to 125°C, photocouplers are suited for PLCs and inverters, compact power supplies, and AC line detection in household appliances. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Couplers and Signal Splitters target OCT systems.

February 5, 2014

Wideband and UltraBand Fiber Optic Couplers and Optical Signal Splitters now include fused single mode models with bandwidths of ±100 nm, ±150 nm, and beyond as well as polarization maintaining units with bandwidth up to ±50 nm. Small and insensitive to operating wavelengths, products are suitable for use in instrumentation, OCT imaging systems, and CATV distribution. By selecting proper fiber type, devices can be optimized to work from visible range up to L band. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Vishay Intertechnology to Highlight Latest MOSFETs, Passives, Diodes, and Optoelectronics at ELECRAMA-2014

January 8, 2014

MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced its technology line-up for ELECRAMA-2014, taking place Jan. 8-12 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center in India. In hall 3B, booth H3J12, the company will be highlighting its latest industry-leading power MOSFET, passive component, diode, and optoelectronics technologies for solar, smart grid, wind turbine, and... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Future Electronics Offers Availability of Vishay's IL420 Series

October 25, 2013

Montreal, Quebec – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of the IL420 Series by Vishay. The IL420 consists of a GaAs IRLED optically coupled to a photosensitive non-zero crossing TRIAC network. The TRIAC consists of two inverse parallel-connected monolithic SCRs. These three semiconductors are assembled in a six-pin dual... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Low Input Current Optocouplers feature phototransistor output.

July 11, 2013

Supplied in SSOP-4 mini-flat package with double-molded construction, Models VOS628A and VOS627A have low input currents of 1 mA and 5 mA, respectively, and are suited for PLCs, industrial control systems, and office automation. Devices protect equipment users from electrical shocks and protect microprocessors within systems from damage by voltage spikes. SSOP-4 package provides 3,750 Vrms isolation voltage, half lead pitch of 1.27 mm, and creepage and clearance distance of ≥5 mm. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Communication Photocouplers operate from 1 mA input current.

June 25, 2013

Model TLP2301 photocouplers support 20 kbps transmission rate, guarantee maximum delay time of 30 µs, and operate at input current of 1 mA with IR luminescence LED. Supporting 100 kbps transmission rate, TLP2303 models include light-receiving chip with high-speed photo Darlington transistor, allowing for current transfer ratio of up to 800% at 1.6 mA input current. Units convert RS-232 communication speed of 9.6 or 19.2, respectively, to RS-232C speed of 115.2 kbps transmission rates. Read More