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Low input current optocouplers

Low input current optocouplers

Vishay Intertechnology is broadening its optoelectronics portfolio with the release of six low input current optocouplers with phototransistor output in the DIP-4, SSOP-4 half pitch miniflat, and SOP-4L long miniflat packages.

According to Vishay, the new optocouplers provide exceptional isolation for human and equipment safety.

The VO617A and VO618A devices, says Vishay, are available in the DIP-4 package, offer excellent high temperature performance and an isolation voltage of 5000VRMS for switch mode power supply applications. A current transfer ratio (CTR) of 40% to 320% is achieved for the VO617A at input drive current of 5mA and at 1mA for the VO618A. Option 6 offers a creepage distance of = 8mm.

The VOL617A and VOL618A optocouplers are offered in a low profile (2mm) SOP-4L package with = 8mm creepage distance and an isolation voltage of 5000 VRMS. Optimised for AC adapter applications, the VOL617A and VOL618A have a CTR range of 40% to 320% at an input drive current of 5mA and 1mA respectively.

The VOS618A and VOS628A, in the small SSOP-4 package with an isolation voltage of 3750VRMS, are suited for programmable logic controller and industrial automation applications. These devices have a CTR range of 63% to 320% at a low input drive current of 1mA. The lower input currents reduce the amount of heat generated and complement the industry's move to lower power products.

The VO617A, VO618A, VOL617A, and VOL618A optocouplers are manufactured using an eco-friendly 'green' molding compound.

Samples and production quantities of the new optocouplers are available now, with lead times of six to eight weeks for large orders.

Vishay Intertechnology

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