Avago Technologies Delivers Highest Voltage Insulation for Relays in Miniature Packaging


High-Performance Families of Solid-State Relays Deliver Fastest Switching Speed

MUNICH, Germany -- Avago Technologies today unveiled three new families of solid state relays (SSRs) with the industry's highest insulation voltage in a miniature SO-4 package size. Achieving an industry high of 3.75 kV in insulation protection, Avago's expanded family of SSRs with MOSFET outputs enable designers to improve power efficiency, performance and reliability in low- and high-current circuitries often found in telecommunications, consumer electronics, automotive and industrial markets.

Avago's ASSR-1510/1511/1520 (60 V, 1.0 A, 0.5 ohm) provide the fastest switching speed available in the 1.0 A SSR market. Along with the ASSR-15xx, the ASSR-4110/4120 (400 V, 0.12 A, 25 ohm) and ASSR-1410/1420 (60 V, 0.6 A, 1.0 ohm) products are available as a 1 Form A (single-channel) SSR with MOSFET output in a SO-4 package and as a 2 Form A (dual-channel) SSR in a DIP-8 package. Each product family features qualified performance across a wide temperature range of -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C, fast switching speed of less than 1ms and high transient immunity greater than 1kV/[eth]-s. The miniature SO-4 package size gives designers much needed board space without compromising insulation performance.

Designers are in search of ways to efficiently and quickly switch signals and power in their products for factories or for homes without sacrificing performance or safety. Size limitations and reliability are also critical issues that are driving the trend of replacing electromechanical relay with solid state relays. "Avago's solid state relays with enhanced features generated significant interest in the market place, and today's announcement of our ASSR product series demonstrates our commitment to continuously expand our portfolio," said Kheng-Jam Lee, worldwide marketing manager of Avago Technologies' Optical Communication Solutions Division. "By leveraging our proven track record in delivering high-performance, high-quality products, our ASSR family gives us products which complement our strong position in optocouplers, and thus allow us to expand aggressively into the relays markets."

Relays are found in a wide variety of applications; ranging from long-life applications such as digital Input-Output cards for industrial control and analog circuits in automated test equipment to consumer applications such as modems for telecommunications and detectors or surveillance circuits for security equipment.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Pricing for the ASSR-1410/1420 begins at $1.48 (SO-4) and $2.49 (DIP-8) in 10,000 units. Pricing for the ASSR-4110/4120 begins at $1.20 (SO-4) and $2.31 (DIP-8) in 10,000 units. The ASSR-1510/1511/1520 begins at $2.41 (SO-4), $2.22 (DIP-6) and $4.44 (DIP-8) in 10,000 units.

Avago will demonstrate its new products at booth #243 located in Hall A4 at Electronica this week in Munich from Nov. 14-17, 2006.

Avago Optoisolation Solutions

Avago Technologies is the No. 1 supplier of photo-IC optocouplers and ships hundreds of millions of products annually. The company provides the industry's broadest portfolio of optocouplers for use in a wide array of high voltage isolation applications ranging from power supply and motor control circuits to data communications and digital logic interface circuits. Avago is the technology leader in high speed, low voltage and high integration optocouplers, and offers the widest range of packages and worldwide safety approvals. Key products include multi-channel and bi-directional digital optocouplers, intelligent power module gate driver interface devices, 3.3 V and 5 V digital optocouplers, 100 Kbaud to 50 MBaud digital logic gate optocouplers, 100 MBd magnetic isolators, gate drive and current sense optocouplers, solid state relays (MOSFET), phototransistors and analog and high-performance hermetic optocouplers. More information is available at www.avagotech.com/optocouplers.

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for advanced communications, industrial and commercial applications. With approximately 6,500 employees worldwide, Avago provides an extensive range of analog, mixed-signal and optoelectronic components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers. The company's products serve four end markets: industrial and automotive, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and computer peripherals. It is recognized for providing high-quality products along with strong customer service and the industry's best on-time delivery. Avago's heritage of technical innovation dates back 40 years to its Agilent/Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com.

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Avago Technologies
Alice Borda, +1 408-435-6384
alice.borda@avagotech.com

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