Compact Digital Optocoupler Operates on 80 Percent Less Drive Current Than Similar 1MBd Optocouplers Offered by Other Suppliers
SAN JOSE, Calif. & SINGAPORE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 17, 2009 — Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced the industry’s most energy efficient 1MBd digital optocoupler. Avago’s compact low power ACPL-M50L single channel optocoupler, which operates on approximately 80 percent less drive current than today’s standard 1MBd digital optocouplers, targets designers of communication interfaces, microcontroller system interfaces, switching power supplies, and digital isolation for A/D, D/A conversion applications.
The ACPL-M50L provides superior high voltage performance over the lifetime of the product while meeting safe insulation requirements for reinforced applications. Available in a small outline-5 (SO-5) package size, Avago’s ACPL-M50L high speed digital optocoupler supports a wide supply voltage range from 2.7 to 24-volts and is driven by low forward drive current (IF > 3mA) with a high current transfer ratio (CTR > 80 percent min.) to allow direct drive from a microcontroller without the need to add a buffer chip.
Separate connections for the photodiode bias and output transistor collector of the ACPL-M50L increases its speed up to a hundred times over that of a conventional photo-transistor by reducing the base-collector capacitance. Additionally, this optocoupler operates over a wide temperature range from -40 to +105 degrees-C making it ideal for use in harsh industrial environments.
Pricing and Availability
Avago’s single channel ACPL-M50L digital optocoupler is available now. Pricing starts at $0.75 in quantities of 2,500. Samples and production quantities are available now through Avago’s direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners. More information on Avago’s digital optocouplers can be found at www.avagotech.com/optocouplers.
About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to approximately 40,000 end customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, industrial and automotive electronics, and consumer and computing peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com
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