Vishay Intertechnology has introduced its first Automotive Grade phototransistor optocoupler, the VOMA617A. The new device combines a high current transfer ratio (CTR) with a low forward current of 5 mA in the compact SOP-4 mini-flat package, which saves 30 % PCB space compared to the DIP-4 package.
The VOMA617A is designed for galvanic and noise isolation, signal transmission, battery management, and system control in automotive applications, including hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as high-reliability industrial applications. The device offers a CTR range from 50 % to 600 %.
The VOMA617A features a GaAlAs infrared emitting diode that is optically coupled to a silicon phototransistor. The SOP-4 package provides a 3750 V isolation voltage rating and creepage and clearance distance of ≥ 5 mm.
The VOMA617A is molded using an eco-friendly “green” compound, is RoHS-compliant, and in accordance with WEEE 2002/96/EC. It is certified to UL, cUL, VDE, and CQC safety standards.
Samples and production quantities of the new Automotive Grade AEC-Q101 qualified VOMA617A optocoupler are available now, with standard lead times of six to eight weeks.
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