Toshiba Introduces New Low-Height Transistor Output Photocoupler

Offers Wider Creepage Distance; Suited to Applications with Strict Height Requirements

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 26, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —   Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced the launch of a new transistor output photocoupler in a low-height SO6L 4 pin package – the TLP385. With its low-height of 2.3mm (max), 45 percent lower than DIP4 packages, the TLP385 can be used in situations with strict height requirements. Applications including motherboards, programmable logic controllers, AC adapters, I/O interface boards, inverter interfaces and general purpose power supplies are suited to the new photocouplers.

Toshiba's new transistor output photocoupler features an isolation voltage of 5kVrms and an operating temperature range of -55 to 110 degrees Celsius.

Toshiba's new photocoupler has an isolation specification equivalent to DIP4 F (wide lead) type package products, and provides a creepage and clearance distance of 8mm (min) and isolation voltage of 5kVrms (min).

According to Joseph Tso, business development manager for TAEC's optoelectronics group, "Our TLP385 is a great choice for high density surface mounting applications, and as a replacement for conventional DIP4 pin package products."

Key Specifications

Part Number


Current Transfer Ratio (CTR[Note])

50 to 600%@IF=5mA, VCE=5V

Turn-off (tOff)

40µs (typ.) @IF=16mA

Operating Temperature Range (Topr)

-55 to 110 degrees C

Isolation Voltage (BV)


Safety Standard


The new transistor output photocouplers are available now. For more details, samples and pricing information, please contact your local Toshiba Sales Office.

*About Toshiba Corp. and TAEC

About TAEC
Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide.  A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs), discrete devices, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers, wireless components, mobile peripheral devices, advanced materials and medical tubes that make possible today's leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, industrial applications, enterprise solutions and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's sixth largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2013 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, April 2014). Founded in Tokyo in 1875, Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at

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