Toshiba Electronics delivers space savings for industrial isolation interfaces with extended temperature photocoupler



Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced an ultra-compact, extended temperature photocoupler that will help designers to meet safety isolation requirements while saving board space in robotics, conveyors and many other industrial power and motion control applications. The new TLP104 photocoupler is supplied in an S06 package and features a minimum isolation voltage rating of 3750Vrms. Along with a guaranteed extended temperature operation of -40°C to 125°C, this combination of size and isolation rating allows designers to minimise the space required for the isolation interfaces between high-voltage and logic circuitry in a variety of industrial motor control and inverter-based designs. Toshiba's TLP104 features an inverter logic, open collector output and supports requirements for high-speed operation thanks to a design that optically couples GaAlAs LEDs with high-speed, high-gain photodetectors. This ensures maximum propagation delay times down to just 400ns. In addition, as the maximum switching time dispersion is only 400ns, the new TLP104 is suitable for the control of Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs). As with other members of Toshiba's photocoupler family the TLP104 has a wide output capability, in this case supporting output voltages from -0.5V to 30V. An internal Faraday shield guarantees a minimum common mode transient immunity of ±15kV/μs. The TLP104 has board mounting dimensions of just 7.0mm x 3.7mm and a low profile of only 2.2mm. About Toshiba Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation, which is ranked among the world's largest semiconductor vendors. TEE offers one of the industry's broadest IC and discrete product lines including high-end memory, microcontrollers, ASICs, ASSPs and display products for automotive, multimedia, industrial, telecoms and networking applications. The company also has a wide range of power semiconductor solutions. TEE was formed in 1973 in Neuss, Germany, providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales and now has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, with subsidiaries in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. TEE employs approximately 300 people in Europe. Company president is Mr. Hitoshi Otsuka. Toshiba Corporation is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Founded in 1875, Toshiba today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$77 billion. For more information visit Toshiba Electronics Europe's web site at