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November 20, 2012

Avago Introduces Gate Drive Optocoupler



By Madhubanti Rudra
TMCnet Contributor



Avago Technologies, a company committed to addressing new industrial trends and needs through new product innovations, has recently unveiled ACNV3130-- a new gate drive optocoupler that strives to deliver better insulation performance for the high voltage applications.

In high power applications, a micro-controller needs to be isolated from the high voltages. Avago maintained that with improved efficiency, its ACNV3130 will be able to achieve high power without increasing current levels and prevents copper losses in these applications.

Launched in response to the demands from the designers of high power applications, ACNV3130 builds on the success of ACNV4506/2601/260E. With ACNV3130, Avago now expands its package technology to its gate drive optocoupler family. This new generation of isolation device is available in a 500 Mil DIP 10 package suitable for driving IGBT up to 1700V/100A.

With this package, Avago will now be able to deliver wide creepage and clearance, and high insulation voltage required in high power applications such as mid-voltage (690V) drives, renewable energy inverters, traction drives and power supplies.

Avago also claimed that ACNV3130 has one of the industry's highest 13mm creepage and clearance ACNV packages which is UL and IEC (News - Alert) 60747-5-5 certified to VISO=7.5kVRMS and VIORM=2262VPEAK respectively.

The structure and packaging technology used in Avago optocouplers are designed to support those government policies and regulations that require faster adoption of higher voltages in their state energy-saving programs. Supporting wide DTI (News - Alert) (Distance Through Insulation), Avago optocouplers helps achieve high insulation voltages that protects the systems and users.

“Avago continues to bring value to customers by introducing new products that meet new industrial trends and needs. The extended use of ACNV packages in our gate drive optocoupler portfolio further expands our portfolio, which is already the broadest in the industry. This package platform better addresses a wider range of design requirements and applications including the emerging mid-voltage (690V) drives market,” marketing director for optocoupler products at Avago, Kheng-Jam Lee, noted in a statement.

In a news statement, Avago said that its ACNV3130 gate drive optocouplers are priced starting at $3.24 each in 10,000 piece quantities. The products will be distributed through the Avago direct sales channel and via worldwide distribution partners.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman
 
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