Renesas Expands Portfolio of World’s Smallest Photocouplers for Industrial Automation and Solar Inverter Applications

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

May 28, 2021

News

Renesas Expands Portfolio of World’s Smallest Photocouplers for Industrial Automation and Solar Inverter Applications

Renesas Electronics expanded its family of 8.2mm creepage photocouplers with three new devices designed for operation in harsh industrial automation equipment, solar inverter, and EV charger operating environments.

Measuring at 2.5mm x 2.1mm in an LSSO5 package, the world’s smallest optical isolated IGBT drivers and intelligent power module (IPM) driverare designed to reduce PCB mounting areas by up to 35 percent.

The new RV1S9231A 2.5A output, RV1S9207A 0.6A output IGBT drivers, and RV1S9209A active high output IPM driver come in low-profile LSSO5 packages with a 0.65mm pin pitch, deliver 5,000 Vrms isolation voltage, and support high temperature operation up to 125°C. The photocoupler trio also supports 200V and 400V systems with reinforced insulation to meet industrial safety standards, adhering to the UL61800-5-1 standards for motor drive equipment.

Renesas has identified and created a system architecture for various applications where the RV1S92xxA family of products are designed to add tangible value in the system. For instance, a new AC Drives / GP Inverters featuring the RV1S92xxA family of products enables customers to downsize their industrial equipment and inverter systems that meet UL61800-5-1 standard. Renesas’ AC Drives / GP Inverters are vetted system architectures made from mutually compatible devices that work together seamlessly. Renesas offers over 200 combinations for a range of applications and end products which can be found at renesas.com/win.

The RV1S9209A, RV1S9231A, and RV1S9207A photocouplers are available now from Renesas’ worldwide distributors.

For more information, visit: renesas.com/photocouplers.

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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