Optocoupler

Isolation Products Lead-Free Initiative

With increasing demand from the market and legislation as well as adverse environmental impact on the use of lead (Pb) in solder finishes, electronics industry has been working to provide Lead-Free products.

The majority of electronic products have semiconductor devices (which contain tin (Sn) and lead (Pb)) incorporated on the printed circuit boards. Increasing regulatory and market forces are prompting suppliers and customers to eliminate the use of lead (Pb) in solder finishes because of its detrimental effect on our environment. Discarded components leak lead into the water supply with a large number of negative consequences. As a result the electronics industry has been working diligently to identify and implement alternatives to lead.

Avago Technologies' Isolation Products is committed to provide Lead-Free option in our complete range of plastic isolation products by November 1, 2003.

To identify Lead-Free Parts, click here.

Documents & Downloads

2005-03-31   

Product Changes Notice (PCN) - PCN: A05-001-32002150-0A, Mar. 2005 (281 KB, PDF)
Labeling content and recommended lead-free soldering profile according to J-STD-020C.

2004-04-07   

Product Changes Notice (PCN) - PCN: A04-003-32002150-0A, Apr. 2004 (15 KB, PDF)
PLEASE NOTE THAT GENERAL PURPOSE PHOTOTRANSISTOR OPTOCOUPLERS ARE OFFERED IN LEAD-FREE OPTION ONLY. The product listed above will be able to withstand higher reflow temperature (240 deg. C to 250 deg. C) and are lead-free compliant.

2007-11-07   

FAQs - Avago Technologies Plastic Isolation Products - Frequently Asked Questions (47 KB, PDF)
Avago Technologies Plastic Isolation Products Frequently Asked Questions

2006-12-01   

Product Changes Notice (PCN) - RoHS Labelling Communication Dec. 2006 (232 KB, PDF)
Parts Affected: All Avago Technologies' RoHS Parts