Irvine, Calif. Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC) has introduced its fastest 50 MegaBaud (Mbd) photocoupler. The high-speed 5 V TLP117 is aimed at digital transmission applications with demanding isolation and switching speed requirements including system I/O interfaces and factory automation networks. This introduction also extends TEAC's photocoupler lineup from 1 MBd to 50 Mbd.
The TLP117 is an optically coupled isolator consisting of a gallium aluminum arsenide (GaAlAs) light-emitting diode and an integrated high-gain, high-speed photo detector. Compared to Toshiba's previous generation 5 V, 20 MBd TLP116, the TLP117 device more than doubles the switching speed, reducing the propagation delay from 60 ns to 30 ns, while maintaining high common mode transient immunity of +10 KV/us, and a high isolation voltage of 3750 Vrms. The TLP117 uses a BiCMOS process to achieve low power consumption.
The TLP117 is housed in a compact 5-pin MFSOP6 package, measuring 4.4 x 3.6 x 2.5 mm. The optocoupler features a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to +105°C, and is compatible with the lead-free reflow soldering process and RoHS compatible requirements.
Pricing: $1.75 each
Availability: Samples are available now. Mass production is targeted to begin in August 2007.
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., www.toshiba.com/taec