NEC Electronics Announces High-speed Optocouplers

NEC Electronics has newly introduced the IGBT drive optocoupler PS9301 and the high-speed couplers PS8302, PS9303, PS9313 and PS9317 (Distribution: Gleichmann Electronics) in a 6-pin SDIP (Shrink Dual Inline Package) with pin pitch of 1.27 mm. The 6-pin SDIP occupies about 50% less mounting area on the PCB than a comparable 8-pin DIP.

In the field of SMD, the shrink dual inline package contributes to a significant improvement of isolation characteristics. Some of the key features of the ICs, designed for 1Mbit/s and 10Mbits/s data transmission speeds, are 5000 VRMS isolation voltage, 0.4 mm internal isolation distance and 8 mm outer creepage and air distance. Furthermore, thanks to an integrated electrical shield, a common mode transient immunity (CMR) of at least 15 kV/µs is achieved. This therefore makes the new optocouplers ideal for use in noisy environments.

NEC Electronics PS8302 High-speed OptocouplersOptocouplers of the PS93/83xx family have each been optimized for various fields of application. For example, the PS8302 with 1 Mbit/s data transmission speed and 35 V output voltage rating is ideally suited for use in industrial communication. The same applies for the PS9317, a digital optocoupler with open-collector output and up to 10 Mbits/s data transmission speed.

The PS9313 optocoupler with IPM interface, open-collector output, up to 1 Mbit/s data transfer rates and a 35 V output voltage was specifically designed for use in motor controls. On the other hand, devices of the PS9301 series for IGBT and MOSFET gate drives are designed for 0.6 A maximum output current and VCC ranging from 10 V to 30 V.

The PS9301, PS9303 and PS9317 optocouplers operate in the industrial temperature range from 0°C to 100°C and for the first time, the PS8302 and PS9313 with a guaranteed maximum operating temperature of up to 110°C. All five optocouplers are compliant with common international safety standards. Samples in different lead bending options, for through hole or as surface mount device, are available immediately from Gleichmann Electronics.

About Gleichmann & Co. Electronics GmbH
Since its foundation in 1979, Gleichmann & Co. Electronics GmbH, in the same company group with MSC Vertriebs GmbH, has established itself as one of the leading pan European distributors of electronic components. One of the reasons for the high acceptance by customers and suppliers is the company’s early focus on comparatively few, highly sophisticated products such as microcontrollers, programmable logic devices, graphic displays and customized battery solutions. The deep technical know-how of our sales engineers and field applications engineers enable us to implement complete new designs right up to the manufactured product to satisfy customers’ requests. Owning two ASIC design centers, a research laboratory and one of Europe’s largest, state-of-the-art programming facilities, Gleichmann & Co Electronics GmbH leads the way in custom design services.

About NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH
NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH, headquartered in Duesseldorf, Germany, is a leading developer and supplier of semiconductor products in Europe. Committed to meeting customers’ cost, performance and time-to-market requirements, the company offers solutions ranging from standard products to system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions, as well as customized products for next-generation designs. Our customers also benefit from state-of-the-art manufacturing from the global production network of our parent company, NEC Electronics Corporation. Additionally, NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH is the exclusive European sales and marketing channel of LCD modules from NEC LCD Technologies Ltd.