Optocoupler can drive medium-power IGBTs with ratings up to 1200V and 150A

16-02-2015 | Mouser Electronics | Design & Manufacture

Fairchild's FOD8333 2.5A output current IGBT drive Optocoupler is now available from Mouser. It is an advanced 2.5A output current device capable of driving medium-power IGBTs with ratings up to 1200V and 150A. The device suits fast-switching driving of power IGBTs and MOSFETs in motor-control inverter applications and high-performance power systems. The FOD8333 offers protection features necessary for preventing fault conditions that lead to destructive thermal runaway of IGBTs. Typical applications include AC and brushless DC motor drives, industrial inverters, uninterruptible power supplies, induction heating and isolated IGBT / pPower MOSFET gate drives. The device utilizes proprietary Optoplanar coplanar packaging technology and optimized IC design to achieve reliable high isolation and high noise immunity, characterized by high common-mode rejection and power supply rejection specifications. It is housed in a wide-body, 16-pin, small-outline, plastic package.

By Craig Dyball