Renesas Electronics Corporation announced three new 15 Mbps photocouplers designed to withstand the harsh operating environments of industrial and factory automation equipment. The trend toward higher voltage, compact systems is driving stricter International safety standards and eco-friendly solutions that require smaller ICs with lower power consumption. The RV1S9x60A family meets this need with best-in-class low threshold input current (IFHL) ratings: the RV1S9160A (SO5) operates at 2.0mA, the RV1S9060A (LSO5) at 2.2mA, and the RV1S9960A (LSDIP8) at 3.8mA.
Lower power consumption allows the RV1S9x60A photocouplers to meaningfully suppress power supply heat generation. And high temperature operation up to 125°C enables board space savings by mounting the photocoupler near the IGBT or MOSFET power device. The devices are targeted at DC to AC power inverters, AC servo motors, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), robotic arms, solar and wind input power conditioners, and battery management systems for energy storage and charging (more info).