Compact Fiber Optic Isolation for Renewable Energy and Medical Applications
SAN JOSE, Calif. & SINGAPORE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 14, 2010 — Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced the 10 MBd HFBR-3810Z Fiber Optic (FO) short link transmitter/receiver for isolating frequency inverter and power converter applications common in renewable energy installations. In power generating wind and solar farms, fiber optics technology is widely considered the preferred isolation technology to interface between low voltage control logic or microprocessors and high voltage power inverters and switching circuits.
The HFBR-3810Z Fiber Optic Short Link Technology
The FO short link technology pin-to-pin distance of 24.96 mm provides transient voltage suppression of 12 kV according IEC 60664-1. Avago’s FO short link technology allows galvanic isolation on one PCB where previously separate transmitter/receiver pairs on two PCBs were linked by plastic optical fiber for isolation. The HFBR-3810Z allows much more compact designs.
FO short link devices have creepage and clearance specifications greater than existing optocoupler devices and offer superior galvanic isolation than transformer-based technology.
Fiber technology has excellent EMI resistance and EMC characteristics. The Avago HFBR-3810Z short link transmitter/receiver operates reliably in high noise environments common in high voltage switching and motor control equipment and systems. The DC coupled data link does not require data encoding or digitizing circuitry. The FO receiver has a CMOS/TTL output for easy interface design.
HFBR-3810Z Key Features
In addition to the HFBR-3810Z, Avago Technologies offers a wide range of fiber optic transmitters, receivers, and transceivers, and IGBT/Power MOSFET gate drivers, and optocoupler isolation products for wind turbine, wind farm and solar electric power generation applications.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The HFBR-3810Z is priced at $8.60 each in 20 piece quantities. The HFBR-3810MSZ, which has a metal shied for higher EMI and ESD immunity, is priced at $9.82 each in 20 piece quantities. Samples and production quantities are available now through Avago’s direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners.
About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to approximately 40,000 end customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, industrial and automotive electronics, and consumer and computing peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com
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