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Toshiba Debuts New Line of SDIP6 Photocouplers

ICs Contribute to Smaller Footprints, Reduced Costs

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IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, has announced the addition of the TLP700A and TLP705A to its family of photocouplers. The new photocouplers from Toshiba are housed in small packages (SDIP6) – half the size of conventional 8 pin DIP packages, and consist of a GaAIAs infrared light-emitting diode (LED) optically coupled to an integrated high-gain, high-speed photodetector IC chip.

Toshiba's TLP700A can directly drive a middle-capacity IGBT or power MOSFET. With a guaranteed transmission delay skew, ideal for designing dead time for inverters, this product achieves a shorter transmission delay time - approximately one half that of the existing model. With improved peak output current and operating ambient temperature, the TLP700A is suitable for use in high temperature environments. In addition, it complies with the reinforced insulation class of the international safety standards. The TLP700A can be used in a wide range of products, including industrial devices, digital home appliances, measurement devices, and control devices. Its small packaging can contribute to a smaller footprint and cost reduction.

The TLP705A can directly drive a small-capacity IGBT and power MOSFET. Using a new LED with excellent longevity, the TLP705A has better output current, variation in transmission delay time, and transmission delay skew characteristics than those of the existing model. Toshiba's new IC complies with the reinforced insulation class of the international safety standards, and can be used in a wide range of products - including industrial devices, digital home appliances, measurement and control devices.

According to Joseph Tso, business development manager for Toshiba's optoelectronics discrete business unit, "Toshiba's new photocouplers provide a smaller footprint solution for applications that require safety standard certifications, while also contributing to cost reductions."

Features include:
-    Transmission delay time : tpLH,tpHL=200ns (Max)
-    Transmission delay skew : tpsk=80-85ns (Max)
-    Wide guaranteed operating temperature range
-    Low threshold input current : IFLH=5-7.5mA (Max)
-    Withstand voltage : BVs=5000Vrms

Availability
The Toshiba TLP700A and TLP705A are available now. For datasheets, samples and pricing, please contact your Toshiba representative.

*About Toshiba Corp. and 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), discrete devices, advanced materials, medical tubes, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components that make possible today's leading smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, 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 manufacturer and the world's third largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2011 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, March, 2012).  Toshiba Corporation was founded in 1875 and today has over 554 subsidiaries and affiliates, with 210,000 employees worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

© 2012 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

Editor's Note:  Images available for download from: http://www.toshiba.com/taec/news/press_releases/2012/opto_12_653.jsp

MEDIA CONTACT:
Dena Jacobson
Lages & Associates
Tel.: (949) 453-8080 
dena@lages.com

SOURCE Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.



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