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Avago Technologies Introduces New Family of Optocouplers in 14.2mm Wide Creepage and Clearance for High Voltage Applications

Avago Technologies Introduces New Family of Optocouplers in 14.2mm Wide Creepage and Clearance for High Voltage Applications  Industry's Highest Insulation Voltage Optocouplers in Compact SSO-8 Footprint  SAN JOSE, Calif. and SINGAPORE, May 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avago Technologies (Nasdaq:AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline, and industrial applications, today announced a new family of 14.2mm optocoupler devices, the ACNT-Hxxx, designed for high voltage applications. The ACNT-Hxxx family consists of three major product series: the ACNT-H3xx, high efficiency gate drive optocouplers for driving IGBTs; the ACNT-H6xL, low power 10MBd digital optocouplers for system control and data communications; and the ACNT-H79x, high linearity isolation amplifiers for current and voltage sensing applications.  ACNT-Hxxx Highlighted Features and Benefits    *Safety Approvals for CSA, UL and IEC         *IEC/EN/DIN EN 60747-5-5: V[IORM] = 2,262 Vpeak        *UL1577: V[ISO ]= 7,500 Vrms        *Robust, reliable and fail safe reinforced insulation    *14.2mm Creepage and Clearance         *Industry's highest insulation voltage in compact 14.2mm SSO-8 package        *Meets stringent system and equipment regulatory requirements    *High Gate Driving Current and Noise Immunity (ACNT-H3xx)         *Minimum 2A output current for driving IGBT        *Minimum 40kV/µs CMR at V[CM] = 1.5 kV minimizing erroneous signals in          driving IGBT in noisy environment    *Low Power Consumption (ACNT-H6xL)         *Less than 20 mW        *Industry's lowest power 10MBd optocoupler in compact 14.2mm SSO-8          package    *Excellent Linearity and Gain Accuracy (ACNT-H79x)         *Advanced sigma-delta A/D modulation technology with full differential          isolation        *0.05% linearity and -50ppm/°C gain drift for enhanced accuracy  "High-voltage power systems today require chip-level components to support well insulated and noise-immune large signals to minimize copper wiring costs while maintaining optimal power efficiency," said Kheng-Jam Lee, marketing director of Avago's Isolation Products Division. "Avago has stepped up to the challenge with the introduction of a new 14.2mm optocoupler family. With the industry's highest insulation voltage in compact SSO-8 footprint, the ACNT-Hxxx is the most complete and cost-effective set of high-voltage optocoupler solutions on the market today addressing a wide range of high power industrial applications including inverters, motor drives and power supplies."  Avago will be showcasing the new ACNT-H313, ACNT-H61L and ACNT-H790 in the Avago Booth 6-220 at the PCIM Europe 2014 exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany from May 20^th to 22^nd.  Availability  Samples of the ACNT-H313, ACNT-H61L and ACNT-H790 are available now with expected general availability for the ACNT-H313 in June 2014, the ACNT-H61L in September 2014, and the ACNT-H790 in October 2014. Please contact your local Avago Technologies sales representative for samples and pricing.  Further information on the ACNT-H313, ACNT-H61L and ACNT-H790 are available online at http://www.avagotech.com/pages/en/optocouplers_plastic/plastic_integrated_gate_drive_optocoupler/acnt-h313-000e/  http://www.avagotech.com/pages/en/optocouplers_plastic/plastic_digital_optocoupler/10_mbd_logic_gate/acnt-h61l-000e/  http://www.avagotech.com/pages/en/optocouplers_plastic/plastic_miniature_isolation_amplifier/acnt-h790-000e/  About Avago Technologies  Avago Technologies is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog, digital, 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, Avago products serve four primary target markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, enterprise storage, and industrial and other. For more information, visit Avago's website: www.avagotech.com.  Follow Avago on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Avagotech and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Avagotech.  Avago, Avago Technologies, and the A logo are trademarks of Avago Technologies.All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  NOTE TO EDITORS:Please direct reader inquiries to Avago Technologies at +1 800 235 0312, or e-mail us at support@avagotech.com.  CONTACT: Press Contact:          Khanh Lam          Corporate Communications          press.relations@avagotech.com          Telephone: +1 408 435 4570  company logo