Avago Technologies Announces Industry Lowest Operating Power 5MBd Digital Optocouplers
New Compact digital optocouplers consume less than 10mW per channel while handling isolation voltages of up to 5 kV as compared to other 5MBd optocouplers in the market
SAN JOSE, Calif., and SINGAPORE,  May 07, 2012Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVAGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced the ACPL-M21L/021L/024L/W21L/K24L optocoupler family. These optocouplers consume less power as compared to other similar 5MBd optocouplers in the market. The ACPL-x2xL optocouplers are designed to meet customer needs for lower power, higher isolation voltage, and better common-mode rejection (CMR) performance, thanks to the excellent performance of the new LED and detector IC design.
Avago Technologies’ digital optocouplers are used in a wide variety of isolation applications ranging from power supply and motor control circuits to data communications and digital logic interface circuits.
The new ACPL-x2xL 5MBd digital optocouplers require minimum LED drive current of 1.6 mA, and detector IC power consumption of less than 1.1 mA.The detector IC contains a CMOS output stage with glitch-free output during power-up and power-down, and optical receiver input stage with built-in Schmitt trigger that provides logic-compatible waveforms, eliminating the need for additional waveshaping. An internal shield also guarantees high common-mode rejection (CMR) of minimum 25 kV/µs at1000V common-mode voltage. ACPL-x2xL optocouplers operate at 3.3V/5V power supply with guaranteed AC and DC performance from an extended temperature range of –40°C to +105°C.
The ACPL-M21L, ACPL-021L and ACPL-W21L are single-channel optocouplers in 5-lead small-outline (SO5), 8-lead small-outline (SO8) and stretched 6-lead small-outline (SO6) packages, respectively. Where as, the ACPL-024L and ACPL-K24L are dual-channels optocouplers in 8-lead small-outline (SO8) and stretched 8-lead small-outline (SO8) packages, respectively.
All new optocouplers are compliant to industrial safety standards such as IEC/EN/DIN EN 60747-5-5 approval for reinforced insulation, UL 1577 and CSA.
The first available optocoupler, the ACPL-M21L is immediately available in sample quantities, and will sell for $0.88 apiece in lots of 10k units.
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 50 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com.
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