Avago – Increased accuracy isolation amps for motor drivers and renewable energy converters (ACPL-790B/ACPL-790A/ACPL-7900)Jan 31 2011 - Power [More Power Articles]
Analog interface specialist for communications, industrial and consumer applications, Avago Technologies has announced new precision optical isolation amplifiers for motor control and current-sensing applications.
The ACPL-790B, ACPL-790A and ACPL-7900 devices improve the accuracy and response times of the Avago isolation amplifier portfolio, while addressing compact applications with a smaller footprint package design. The high-precision isolation amplifiers are ideal for current and voltage sensing in AC and brushless DC motor drives, industrial inverters, servo motor drives, wind power generation, solar panel power systems and general analog isolation.
As current flows through the external resistor in a motor drive implementation, the resulting analog voltage drop is sensed by an ACPL-790B/790A/7900 isolation amplifier, and it allows a proportional output voltage to safely be created on the other side of the optical isolation barrier. Competing solutions based on Hall Effect technology and current transformer technology suffer electrical parameter variation over temperature fluctuations and require a larger footprint in a design. The ACPL-790B precise isolation amplifier provides up to 0.5% high gain accuracy, and offer 200kHz bandwidth and 1.6ls fast response time to enable capture of transient signals in short circuit and overload conditions.
The devices operate from a single 5V supply that is compatible with 3.3V outputs. This performance is delivered in a compact DIP-8 package that is suitable for automated assemblyMore news from Avago