Toshiba Introduces New Photocouplers for Automotive Applications

AEC Q101-Qualified Devices Address Isolation and Interface Requirements of Automotive Equipment and EV/HEV Designs

IRVINE, Calif., June 6, 2017 — (PRNewswire) —   Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. ( TAEC)* has introduced a new range of 10 AEC Q101-qualified photocouplers designed to address the demanding isolation, interface, switching, and form factor requirements of automotive applications.

Toshiba's new range of 10 AEC Q101-qualified photocouplers addresses the demanding isolation, interface, switching, and form factor requirements of automotive applications.

Toshiba's new range of photocouplers features a wide variety of devices – including the IC output TLX9304, TLX9378 and TLX9376 –  which are housed in low-profile SO6 packages and offer data rates of 1Mbps, 10Mbps and 20Mbps, respectively. Also supplied in SO6 packaging are the TLX9300 and TLX9185A transistor output and TLX9905 and TLX9906 photovoltaic output devices. The TLX9000 and TLX9291A offer transistor outputs as well, and are differentiated by their half-pitch SO4 packages. An SO6-packaged photorelay – the TLX9175J – is also available.

Toshiba's new photocouplers offer solutions that can operate at temperatures from -40ºC to 125ºC (except TLX9175J: Topr -55ºC to 105ºC), making them suited to inverter control and intelligent power module (IPM) interface applications in conventional, electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) applications. The photorelay is designed to meet automotive battery control needs. Despite their small size, all of the new photocouplers have creepage/clearance distances of 5mm and offer a minimum isolation voltage of 3750Vrms.

The TLX9304, TLX9378 and TLX9376 integrate a GaAlAs infrared light emitting diode and high-gain, high-speed photodetectors. An internal Faraday shield provides a common-mode transient immunity of 15kV/μs. In the case of the TLX9175J photorelay, the LED technology is based on a gallium arsenide construction. A high-voltage MOSFET between the relay's output terminals meets the needs of battery control systems.            

Pricing and Availability
The new photocouplers are available now. For more details, samples and pricing information, please contact your local Toshiba Sales Office.

*About TAEC

Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide.  A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs), discrete devices, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers, wireless components, mobile peripheral devices, and advanced materials that make possible today's leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, industrial applications, enterprise solutions and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan's largest semiconductor, solid state drive and hard disk drive manufacturer and the world's seventh largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2015 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, January, 2016). Founded in Tokyo in 1875, Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 550 consolidated companies employing over 188,000 people worldwide (as of March 31, 2016). Visit Toshiba's web site at http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com.

Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications.

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