2.5-A automotive gate drive optocoupler is ideal for HEVs

Avago Technologies has introduced a new compact extended temperature automotive grade optocoupler for use in hybrid electronic vehicles.

Avago's ACPL-36JV 2.5-A optocoupler incorporates an integrated desaturation detection and fault status feedback system while offering superior performance over a wide operating temperature range from -40 to +105 degrees C. The ACPL-36JV is ideal for use with isolated IGBT/power MOSFET gate drives, industrial inverters, AC and brushless DC motor drives, and uninterruptable power supplies.

Avago's ACPL-36JV, which is part of its R2Coupler family, provides reinforced insulation and reliability that delivers safe signal isolation which is critical in automotive and high temperature industrial applications. The low-power ACPL-36JV optocoupler has been designed with under voltage lock-out (UVLO) protection, high common mode rejection (CMR) performance and high speed response to improve efficiency. Additionally, the ACPL-36JV has been qualified to automotive AEC-Q100 Grade 2 semiconductor requirements for use in automotive applications.

The ACPL-36JV optocoupler is available in a 16-lead small outline (SO-16) surface mount package and is compliant to industrial safety standards IEC/EN/DIN EN 60747-5-5, UL 1577 and CSA.

Features and Benefits

  • Drives IGBTs up to IC = 150 A, VCE = 1200 V
  • Extended operating temperature: -40 to 105 degrees C
  • Optically isolated, FAULT status feedback
  • Input CMOS/TTL compatible
  • 500 ns max. switching speed
  • Soft IGBT turn-off
  • 15 kV/us minimum CMR at VCM = 1500 V

  • Qualified to AEC-Q100 Grade 2 Test Guidelines.


Avago's ACPL-36JV automotive 2.5 Amp optocouplers are available now through Avago's direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners.



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