Toshiba Launches Photocoupler for RS-232C 100 kbps Communication Applications
New device suited to use in industrial and home environments and offers cost and size advantages over existing 1Mbps Class IC photocouplers
This new IC features a high current transfer ratio (IC/IF) of 900 % (min) at an input current of 0.5 mA. As the guaranteed propagation delay is 25 µs (max) at an input current of IF=1.6 mA, and 7 µs (max) at IF=12 mA, this product is suitable for insulated communication interfaces such as RS-232C.
The widely used RS-232C communication interface and standard operates in the rate range between several kbps to 100 kbps. For this application general purpose transistor couplers are not satisfactory in terms of performance while 1 Mbps class IC couplers are often too expensive. The TLP2703 is the ideal solution, configured with a high output power infrared LED chip and a high speed photodarlington transistor.
The TLP2703 is housed in SO6L package with a max. height of 2,3mm. With a creepage distance of 8 mm and an isolation voltage of 5 kVrms the TLP2703 is suitable for use in applications requiring high insulation performance. Its guaranteed operating temperature range is up to +125°C, which allows the implementation in compact industrial equipment that contains a greater density of components and therefore higher internal temperatures.