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A New Approach to Circuit Breaker Design Using Silicon Carbide Switches - Nov 21
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Slim photocoupler protects industrial automation

The thin SO6L package offers protection against extreme operating temperatures in indutrial automation, says the company. The package measures just 10 x 3.8 x 2.1mm and guarantees a clearance and creepage distance of 8mm and offers a maximum height of just 2.3mm, which means a thickness reduction of approximately 45%, when compared to the previous SDIP6 package, says the company. Operating temperature range is -40 to 125°C.

An integrated, IR LED in the input side is paired with an open-collector output type high-speed photo-IC in the output side that is capable of high data transmission rates and which supports both 3.3 and 5V power supplies. 

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