Photo Release -- Avago Technologies Introduces New Line of 2.5A Hermetic Gate Drive Optocouplers

Photo Release -- Avago Technologies Introduces New Line of 2.5A Hermetic Gate
Drive Optocouplers

Highly Integrated and Rugged Gate Drive Optocouplers for Harsh Industrial,
Military and Aerospace Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif. and SINGAPORE, May 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avago
Technologies (Nasdaq:AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components
for wireless, wireline, and industrial applications, today introduced a new
line of 2.5A hermetic gate drive optocouplers featuring the ACPL-5160 and
ACPL-5161. The ACPL-5160 is a rugged commercial-grade version. The ACPL-5161
is a MIL-STD compliant version manufactured and tested to Class H quality
conformance level under MIL-PRF-38534 specifications. Optimized for high power
motor control and power conversion applications, these devices are extremely
robust and able to withstand harsh environments providing long life operation
across the full military temperature range of -55 to +125 degree C.

ACPL 516x

A photo accompanying this release is available at

Complementing Avago's existing HCPL-515x and HCPL-512x hermetic gate driver
offerings, the ACPL-5160 and ACPL-5161 have higher output current drive
capability supporting high power MOSFET and IGBT with power ratings up to 150
A and 1200 V. In addition, these new hermetic devices incorporate new
functions including V[CE] desaturation (DESAT) detection, under voltage
lockout (UVLO), "soft" IGBT turn-off, and isolated open collector fault
feedback. More importantly, the ACPL-5160 and ACPL-5161 are designed to
enhance the performance and reliability of a motor drive without the cost,
size, and complexity of a discrete design.

Product Line Highlights

  *MIL-PRF-38534 Certified and Qualified (ACPL-5161)
  *Standard Microcircuit Drawing (SMD) 5962-12236 Pending
  *2.5A Maximum Peak Output Current
  *CMOS/TTL Compatible
  *Integrated Fail-Safe IGBT Protection
  *Wide Operating V[CC] Range: 15 to 30 Volts
  *15kV/μs Typical Common Mode Rejection (CMR) at V[CM] = 1000 V

Avago will be showcasing the new ACPL-5160 and ACPL-5161 in the Avago Booth
7-266 at the PCIM Europe 2013 exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany from May 14^th
to 16^th.

"The development of these new hermetic gate drive optocouplers reinforces
Avago Technologies' continued commitment to providing proven and unsurpassed
isolation and insulation technology for harsh industrial, military and
aerospace applications," said Shelley Sinclair, worldwide business director
for Avago hermetic optocouplers.


Products are available in commercial grade (ACPL-5160) and may also be
purchased with full MIL-PRF-38534 Class H testing (ACPL-5161) or from the
pending Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) SMD 5962-12236. Please contact your
local Avago Technologies sales representative for sample and pricing.

Further information on the Avago's new 2.5A hermetic gate drive optocouplers
is available online at

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a
broad range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and
subsystems with a focus in III-V compound semiconductor design and processing.
Backed by an extensive portfolio of intellectual property including
approximately 4,200 patents and pending applications, Avago products serve
three primary target markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure,
and industrial and other. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of
technical innovation dating back 50 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. For
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