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Fairchild – New smart gate driver optocoupler provides isolated gate driving and fault sensing (FOD8316)Oct 15 2012 - Switches, Relays & Onboard [More Switches, Relays & Onboard Articles]
High-power industrial applications such as solar power inverters, motor drives and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) demand a gate driver optocoupler with high performance and critical protection features. Fairchild Semiconductor has developed the FOD8316 smart gate driver optocoupler, an advanced 2.5A output current IGBT drive optocoupler to help designers meet this challenge.
The FOD8316 optocoupler offers the critical protection necessary for preventing fault conditions that lead to destructive thermal runaways of IGBTs. This new product family is comprised of high-speed isolated feedback for fault sensing and is ideal for driving fast-switching power IGBTs and MOSFETs. The device consists of an integrated gate drive optocoupler featuring low RDS(ON) CMOS transistors to drive the IGBT from rail-to-rail, says the company.More news from Fairchild