Avago Technologies Introduces Automotive Photovoltaic MOSFET Driver

SAN JOSE, CA and SINGAPORE -- Avago Technologies introduces the ACPL-K30T, an optocoupler-based photovoltaic driver device designed to drive high voltage MOSFET and withstand extreme heat for automotive under-the-hood applications. The device is optimized for use in battery management systems of modern electric vehicles (EV), hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) as well as high-temperature power systems of conventional internal combustion engine vehicles.

The ACPL-K30T is the industry's first solid state photovoltaic driver that is automotive qualified per AEC-Q100 Grade 1. The device features high ESD rating and fast turn-off time, and is compatible with a wide selection of AEC-Q101 certified MOSFET components to form a solid state relay solution of desired voltage or current rating. The ACPL-K30T is the latest addition to the Avago R2Coupler(R) family of automotive optocouplers, providing reinforced insulation and reliability for mission critical under-the-hood applications.

ACPL-K30T Product Highlights

-- Qualified to AEC-Q100 Grade 1 Test Guidelines
-- Automotive Operating Temperature from -40 degreesC to +125 degreesC
-- Open Circuit Voltage: 7 V (Typical at LED Drive Current of 10mA)
-- Short Circuit Current: 5uA (Typical at LED Drive Current of 10mA)
-- Fast Turn-off Time of 40 us (Typical)
-- 2kV Human Body Model ESD Rating
-- Stretched SO-8 Package Compatible with Standard Surface Mount Processes
-- Lead(Pb) Free and RoHS 6 Fully Compliant

"We are very excited about the introduction of the ACPL-K30T. This new R2Coupler photovoltaic driver device has gained significant customer adoption and interests, and is enabling a new generation of solid state relay solutions for automotive under-the-hood applications," said Cheng-Dee Lee, director of business development for Avago's Isolation Products Division. "To date more than 50 car models have adopted Avago's R2Coupler products. The new ACPL-K30T shall further expand Avago product footprints in the EV, HEV and PHEV."

Pricing and Availability

The ACPL-K30T is priced starting at $1.87 USD in 1,000 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-K30T is available online at: http://www.avagotech.com/pages/en/optocouplers_plastic/plastic_automotive_optocoupler/automotive_integrated_gate_drive_optocouplers/acpl-k30t-000e/   

For more information, visit Avago's website at http://www.avagotech.com