Relays and Couplers suit appliance and HVAC markets.

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Solid State Relay (SSR) and Phototriac Coupler components offer AC switching and control. Small power 8-pin DIP SSRs are offered in zero-cross and non-zero cross type. SSR components' drive current ranges from 60 mA to 16A. Rated 1.2 A, 8-pin DIP SSRs are also available. PC2 and PC3 lines of DIP-6 and expanded DIP-4 Phototriac Couplers include 200 V line with and without Zero cross functionality and DIP-5/6 100 V and 200 V lines with and without Zero cross functionality.



Original Press Release:



Sharp Microelectronics Announces New Lines of Phototriac Couplers and Solid State Relays



Components feature new innovations in AC switching and control

CAMAS, Wash., December 3, 2002 - Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas announces new innovations in its Solid State Relay (SSR) and Phototriac Coupler product categories. These new components offer North American design engineers the widest selection of AC switching and control components for the growing HVAC, appliance, industrial and manufacturing equipment markets. The company introduced a new line of 8-pin DIP SSRs for small power requirements, and new PC2 and PC3 lines of DIP-4 and DIP-6 Phototriac Couplers, which have as low as 3 mA triggering current and lower power.

In developing the new lines of SSRs and Phototriac Couplers, Sharp Corporation, Osaka Japan, leveraged its original in-line manufacturing process. This streamlined process is unique to Sharp and greatly improves supply and availability, allowing Sharp to offer low cost and high performing parts to its customers.

"With the continued growth in appliance and industrial markets, North American design engineers require parts that offer improved noise immunity, triggering current and lower power," said David Kromer, Director of Electronic Components Business Unit. "With the broadest line of SSR and Phototriac Couplers available, Sharp is uniquely capable of supporting our customers to meet these design challenges. We also can offer the assurance that customers will receive top-quality products that feature the greatest performance at the best possible price."

Solid State Relays

Sharp's new line of small power 8-pin DIP SSRs feature both zero-cross and non-zero cross type. These parts join Sharp's existing SSR components, including the popular S102T02 SSR component made exclusively by Sharp. Sharp's SSR components drive current ranging from 60 mA to 16A. They are a more cost-effective alternative to electromechanical relays, and offer grater noise immunity and longer life since they have no moving parts. A 1.2A 8-pin DIP SSR is also available for mid-range power requirements. Applications include home appliances, vending machines, sanitation and AC load control.

Part No.	Min. Trigger	On-State Current	VDRM	Zero-Cross Voltage	Package	   Topr
PR31MA11NTZ 10mA IFT 0.06A IT 600V - Dip-6 -30 to +80°C
PR33MF11NSZ 10mA IFT 0.3A IT 600V - DIP-8 -25 to +85°C
PR3BMF11NSZ 10mA IFT 1.2A IT 600V - DIP-8 -30 to +105°C
PR36MF12NSZ MAX 5mA IFT 0.6A IT 600V - DIP-8 -25 to +85°C
PR39MF12NSZ MAX 5mA IFT 0.9A IT 600V - DIP-8 -25 to +85°C
PR36MF22NSZ MAX 5mA IFT 0.6A IT 600V 35V DIP-8 -30 to +85°C
PR39MF22NSZ MAX 5mA IFT 0.9A IT 600V 35V DIP-8 -30 to +85°C

Phototriac Couplers

Sharp's new PC2 and PC3 lines of DIP-6 and expanded DIP-4 Phototriac Couplers fit the same footprint as the current industry standard parts, but offer improved performance in terms of noise immunity, triggering current and lower power.

Sharp offers the widest range of phototriac couplers in several package sizes. These include Standard DIP-4, a 200V line with and without Zero cross functionality; Standard DIP-5/6 100V and 200V lines with and without Zero cross functionality; and SOP-4 surface mount package requiring less board space. Applications include vending machines, heating apparatus, SW power supply and SSRs.

Part No.	Min. Trigger	VDRM	Zero-cross Voltage	Package	     Topr
PC3ST11NSZB MAX 7mA IFT 600V - DIP-4 -30 to +100°C
PC3ST21NSZC MAX 5mA IFT 600V Max 20V Vox DIP-4 -30 to +100°C
PC3SH11YFZA MAX 10mA IFT 600V - DIP-4 -30 to +100°C
PC3SH21YFZB MAX 7mA IFT 600V Max 20V Vox DIP-4 -30 to +100°C
PC3SD12NTZA MAX 10mA IFT 600V - DIP-6 -30 to +100°C
PC3SD21NTZC MAX 5mA IFT 600V Max. 20V Vox DIP-6 -30 to +100°C
PC3SD21NTZD MAX 3mA IFT 600V Max. 20V Vox DIP-6 -30 to +100°C
PC3SD11NTZC MAX 5mA IFT 600V - DIP-6 -30 to +100°C
PC2SD11NTZA MAX 10mA IFT 400V - DIP-6 -30 to +100°C


Sharp's SSR and Phototriac Couplers meet all applicable UL and CSA industry standards.

Price and Availability

SSRs are available now and priced from $.40 to $2.00 for quantities of 5,000. Phototriac Couplers are available now and are priced from $.20 to $.50 for quantities of 5,000.

About Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas

Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas, Camas, Wash., is a U.S. based company and a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation which is a subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan. Sharp is a worldwide developer of core digital technologies that are playing an integral role in shaping the next generation of electronic products for consumer and business needs. Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas offers breakthrough memory, LCD, Opto, CCD, RF/IR, microcontroller and system-on-chip components, along with packaging and integration skills that help design engineers throughout North and South America bring their ambitious ideas to market. Sharp is dedicated to improving people's lives through the use of advanced technology and a commitment to innovation, quality, value and design. More information regarding the company's products can be found at sharpsma.com or by calling 1-800-642-0261.

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