New device delivers high-speed communications capability to the automotive environment
Toshiba Electronics Europe announces the launch of a new analog output IC photocoupler that enables high-speed communications in automotive applications – especially electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV).
The new TLX9309 consists of a high-output GaAlAs light emitting diode (LED) that is optically coupled to a high-speed detector. The detector consists of a photodiode and a transistor integrated onto a single chip. A Faraday shield has been integrated onto the photodetector chip to provide enhanced levels of common-mode transient immunity – typically up to 15 kV/μs, an important parameter in electrically noisy automotive environments.
By separating the photodiode and amplification transistor, the collector capacitance is reduced, reducing propagation delays and making the open-collector TLX9309 faster than transistor output devices. In fact, propagation delay times are guaranteed to be between 0.1 μs and 1.0 μs, with the difference between high to low and low to high transition (|tpLH-tpHL|) being no more than 0.7 μs, making the device suitable for high-speed communications such as inverter control or as an interface to intelligent power modules (IPM).
Electrically, the device offers 3750 Vrms of isolation with 5.0 mm of creepage and clearance for safety isolation. It operates from a supply in the range –0.5 to 30 V DC and can drive up to 25 mA at output voltages up to 20 V. The current transfer ratio is in the range 15-300%.
The TLX9309 is packaged in a 3.7 mm × 7.0 mm × 2.2 mm RoHS compliant 5-pin SO6 package and operates over the temperature range –40 °C to +125 °C. The device is AEC-Q101 qualified for use in automotive applications.
The TLX9309 is now in mass production.
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