Toshiba makes optical isolation selection quick and easy with new guide



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Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced the availability of a free guide for engineers looking to build galvanic isolation and noise protection into their designs using photocoupler-based technology. The new 80-page Photocouplers and Photorelays Product Guide will speed the identification, comparison and selection of photocouplers such as high-speed photo-IC couplers, phototransistor couplers, phototriac couplers, photovoltaic couplers and photorelays. As well as technical data for each product, the new guide incorporates a product tree' that allows engineers to quickly narrow down their choice to a few key components. A new product section introduces the latest additions to the range, while information on topics ranging from packaging to board assembly considerations helps to further simplify design and implementation. Products in Toshiba's photocoupler portfolio are based on the optical coupling of either GaAs or GaAlAs infrared LEDs with a silicon photodetector. The range, which includes ultra-compact and high-temperature options, covers photocouplers for logic signal transmission, products for driving gates of MOSFETs and IGBTs, and Photorelays that can replace conventional mechanical relays.