Optoelectronics

Thin high-speed photocoupler suits industrial automation

5th November 2015
Barney Scott

Toshiba has launched a photocoupler featuring high speed data transmission (20Mb/s) and a very thin package that offers protection against extreme operating temperatures. The TLP2768A integrates a high-reliability infrared LED in its input side, and has an open-collector output type high-speed Photo-IC in its output side that is capable of data transmission at 20Mbps and of supporting both 3.3V and 5V power supplies.

The TLP2768A is suited for use in high-speed communication interfaces for industrial automation. Contained within a 10x3.8x2.1mm SO6L package, which guarantees a clearance and creepage distance of 8mm, the TLP2768A also offers a maximum height of just 2.3mm, which means a thickness reduction of approximately 45%, when compared to the previous SDIP6 package.

With an operating temperature range of -40 to +125°C, the TLP2768A meets the demand for devices to be used in increasingly compact industrial equipment that contains a greater density of components and therefore has higher internal temperatures.

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