Gate Drive Optocouplers suit power management applications.

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Available in SO-16 package, ACPL-333J and ACPL-330J series make IGBT fault protection compact for industrial inverter and power management applications. Series offer 2.5 and 1.5 A output current, respectively, and meet minimum 8 mm creepage and clearance requirements. Intelligent gate drivers promote precision/efficiency with Active Miller Clamp, integrated Vce desaturation detection, undervoltage lockout protection, soft shut down, isolated fault feedback, and automatic fault reset.



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Avago Technologies Expands Family of Gate Drive Optocouplers for Industrial Inverters and Power Management Applications



New Easy to Install Optocouplers Offers Advanced Fault Protection Features to Provide Space and Cost Savings

SAN JOSE, Calif., August 25, 2008 -- Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced the latest additions to its intelligent gate drive optocoupler product family. Avago's ACPL-333J and ACPL-330J series of high-speed IGBT optocouplers are easy-to-implement in industrial inverter and power management applications, such as isolated IGBT/power MOSFET gate drives, AC and brushless DC motor drives, industrial inverters and uninterruptible power supplies.

Avago's ACPL-333J and ACPL-330J, which offer 2.5 and 1.5 Amp output current respectively, are advanced high-speed, easy-to-use intelligent gate drivers that help to make IGBT fault protection compact and affordable. Available in a stretched outline-16 (SO-16) package, these new optocouplers provide space and cost savings in designs, and meets minimum 8 mm creepage and clearance requirements.

When developing a reliable, yet cost-effective motor control system, designers require optocouplers that provide more protection, efficiency and the ability to operate in noisy environments. Avago's highly integrated ACPL-333J and ACPL-330J intelligent gate drivers help to improve precision and efficiency of motor inverters by featuring Active Miller Clamp, integrated Vce desaturation detection, under voltage lockout protection, soft shut down, isolated fault feedback and automatic fault reset. Active Miller clamping eliminates the need for a negative gate drive, saving negative power supply and printed circuit board space. Moreover, Avago's new gate drive optocouplers offer superior CMR performance and a wide operating temperature range.

The ACPL-333J is CSA, UL1577 and IEC/EN/DIN EN 60747-5-2 approved. The ACPL-330J is pending approval for CSA, UL1577 and IEC/EN/DIN EN 60747-5-2.

Pricing and Availability

Based on 10,000 piece quantities, the ACPL-333J, which is available now through Avago's direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners, is priced at $3.38 each. The ACPL-330J is priced at $2.81 each and will be available through Avago's sales and distribution partners beginning September 30.

Avago Optocoupler and Isolation 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 http://www.responsetrack.net/lnk/avagotech812591/?14FUM000ME1.

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and computer peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at http://www.responsetrack.net/lnk/avagotech825963/?14FUM000ME1.

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