Optocouplers are rated for temperatures to 110°C.

Press Release Summary:

Housed in plastic packaging, optocouplers have operating temperature range of -55 to +110°C and provide safe, optical connections between circuits in various systems. Isolation test voltages are specified at values up to 5,300 Vrms, and collector-emitter voltage is 70 V for most products. Products are offered in 6 package options: DIP-4, SOP-4 miniflat with 100 mil lead pitch, DIP-6, DIP-8, SOIC-8, and DIP-16. Applications include ac adapters, power supplies, and PLCs.

Original Press Release:

Vishay Introduces First +110 °C-Rated Optocoupler Family

New Devices Offer Superior Performance in Cost-Effective Solution for Reliable High-Temperature Operation

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - March 26, 2000 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of a new +110 °C-rated family of optocouplers, the first devices in standard plastic packaging to achieve an operating temperature range from - 55 °C up to +110 °C.

The new optocouplers are designed to provide safe, optical connections between circuits in wide range of systems, from ac adapters, power supplies, programmable logic controllers, and industrial automation to game consoles and PCs.

Used for ac adapters, these optocouplers' higher temperature specifications allow the construction of smaller, lighter gear by eliminating the need to maintain a lower temperature on the optocoupler. As a result, they provide designers with a better-performing alternative to +85 °C-rated devices and a lower-cost alternative to ceramic optocouplers.

In addition to a +110 °C rating, the new optocoupler family provides a broad range of CTR values. Six package options - DIP-4, SOP-4 miniflat with 100 mil lead pitch, DIP-6, DIP-8, SOIC-8, and DIP-16 - offer designers both flexibility and space savings. Isolation test voltages are specified at values up to 5300 VRMS, and the collector-emitter voltage is a high 70 V for most products.

The new SFH1617A, TCET111x, SFH1690, CNY117, CNY117F, 6N1135/6, ILD1615, IL120xAT, ILD12xxT, and ILQ1615 optocouplers have been certified by key international safety regulatory agencies including VDE, UL, and CSA.

Samples and production quantities of the +110 °C optocouplers are available now with lead times of five to eight weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery in 10,000-piece quantities range from $0.20 to $0.85 per piece, depending on the product.

Vishay, a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, transistors, optoelectronics, and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transducers). The Company's components can be found in products manufactured in a very broad range of industries worldwide. Vishay is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and has plants in sixteen countries employing over 25,000 people. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

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