Photo Release -- Avago Technologies Introduces New Generation of Smart Gate Drive Optocoupler

Photo Release -- Avago Technologies Introduces New Generation of Smart Gate
Drive Optocoupler

Industry's First Dual-Output Gate Drive Optocoupler Maximizes Gate Drive
Design Scalability and Power Conversion Efficiency

SAN JOSE, Calif., and SINGAPORE, Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avago
Technologies (Nasdaq:AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components
for wireless, wireline, and industrial applications, today announced a new
highly-integrated smart gate drive optocoupler device, the ACPL-339J. The
device is a 1A output current gate drive optocoupler with dual outputs
optimized for driving both high-side and low-side gates of the MOSFET buffer
stage. The ACPL-339J features an internal active timing control circuitry
preventing cross conduction and minimizing switching losses in the MOSFET
buffer stage.


A photo accompanying this release is available at

Expanding upon previous generations of market-proven smart gate drive
optocoupler devices, the ACPL-339J is designed to further maximize gate drive
design scalability for motor control and power conversion applications ranging
from low to high power ratings. Uniquely designed to support MOSFET buffer of
various current ratings, the ACPL-339J makes it easier for system engineers to
support different system power ratings using one hardware platform by
interchanging the MOSFET buffers and power IGBT/MOSFET switches. More
importantly, these changes can be made without redesigning the critical
circuit isolation and short circuit protection.

"Driven by our key customers for next generation gate drive design platforms,
the ACPL-339J is a response to a growing need of scalable gate drive design
that can support MOSFET buffer of various current ratings," said Kheng-Jam
Lee, marketing director of Avago's Isolation Products Division. "The ability
to support different MOSFET buffers with one gate drive optocoupler device not
only simplifies the hardware design for customers, but also enables the design
platform to address a wide range of power ratings."

Additional ACPL-339J Product Features

The ACPL-339J is available in SO16 package with features including V[CE]
desaturation (DESAT) detection, under voltage lockout (UVLO) detection, "soft"
IGBT turn-off, and isolated open collector fault feedback. This package offers
wide creepage and clearance of 8.3 mm and is compliant to the industrial
safety standards, IEC/EN/DIN EN 60747-5-5 with a maximum reinforced working
insulation voltage of V[IORM]=1414V[PEAK]and UL1577 with a maximum insulation
voltage of 5kV[RMS].

Pricing and Availability

The ACPL-339J is priced starting at $4.25 each in 10,000 piece quantities.
Samples and production quantities are available now through the Avago direct
sales channel and via worldwide distribution partners.

Further information on the Avago ACPL-339J device is available online at

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for
wireless, wireline, and industrial applications. By leveraging its core
competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and
processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal
and optoelectronics components and subsystems to approximately 40,000 end
customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products
serve three diverse end markets: wireless communications, wired
infrastructure, industrial and automotive electronics. Avago has a global
employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 50 years to
its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at

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