Toshiba Introduces New IC Photocouplers for Intelligent Power Module Drives

Feature Low Pulse Width Distortion, High-Speed/High Temperature Operation, Low Power Consumption

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —   Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced the introduction of two new IC photocouplers: the TLP2745 and TLP2748. The new photocouplers are well-suited to applications including Intelligent Power Module (IPM) drives, communication interfaces (such as RS232, RS422 and RS485), industrial applications, and in data transmission between circuits with different voltages.

Toshiba's new high speed photocouplers feature low Pulse Width Distortion (PWD) and low power consumption for high speed, high temperature operation.

The new TLP2745 and TLP2748 feature a 120 ns (max) propagation delay time for higher operational efficiency and 40 ns (max) pulse width distortion and 70 ns (max) propagation delay skew. This results in reduced inverter dead time and improved power efficiency. In addition, by having a low threshold input current of 1.6mA (max), Toshiba's new photocouplers make a bufferless direct drive from microcomputers possible, reducing power consumption and possibly reducing costs of equipment systems housing photocouplers.

The TLP2745 is a buffer logic type (high input → high output), and the TLP2748 is an inverter logic type (high input → low output). Housed in a compact SO6L package, the new photocouplers provide a creepage distance of 8mm and isolation voltage of 5000 Vrms – with a thickness of just 2.3mm, and are designed to support a wide supply voltage range (VCC=4.5 to 30 V).

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Key Features:

  • Operating temperature range: -40 to 110°C
  • Data transfer rate: 10 Mbps (typ.) (NRZ)
  • Threshold input current: 1.6mA (max)
  • Supply current: 3mA (max)
  • Common mode transient immunity: ±30 kV/μs (min)

Pricing and Availability
Toshiba's new photocouplers are available now. Please contact your local Toshiba Sales Office for samples.

*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, 2014 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Estimates, December 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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Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications.

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