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Gate Drive Optocoupler Outfits Electric Vehicles

Gate Drive Optocoupler Outfits Electric Vehicles

Groomed for electric and hybrid cars, the ACPL-38JT optocoupler is qualified to AEC-Q100 Grade 1 stress test requirements, delivering safe signal isolation from -40°C to +125°C. The component incorporates a IGBT driver for signal switching along with desaturation detection and fault status feedback systems for constant signal protection. Available in a 16-lead SO-16 surface mount package, it is compliant to UL 1577, IEC/EN/DIN EN 60747-5-2, and CSA industrial safety standards. Other features include a maximum switching speed of 500 ns, soft IGBT turn-off, and a 15-kV/ms minimum CMR at VCM=1.5 kV. Price for the ACPL-38JT $4.15 each/10,000. AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES, San Jose, CA. (877) 673-9442.

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