element14 now stocking new-to-market smart gate drivers from Toshiba

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smart gate drivers from Toshiba

element14, is now shipping the new-to-market smart gate driver photocouplers from Toshiba. Available for fast delivery, the new photocoupler range includes the TLP5212 and TLP5222 devices which are suitable for a wide range of applications including inverter circuits used in industrial control equipment, power conditions in solar power systems and UPS, and residential home battery systems. The advanced features of the new devices enable design engineers to benefit from increased space and system cost savings.

TheTLP5212 and TLP5222 devices include various functions including VCE,(sat) or VDS,(sat)  detection, Miller clamping and a “fault” outputting function along with a general-purpose gate driver coupler to protect the IGBT from overcurrent generated in the inverter stage. The Miller clamping function suppresses gate potential rise and IGBT malfunction by bypassing the Miller current generated when the IGBT is turned off to the ground. The TLP5212 requires an input-side signal to resume from shutdown protection while the TLP5222 resumes automatically after a specified time. All of this high-performance technology is packed into a low-profile 16-pin SO16L package with an operating temperature of − 40 to 110 °C.

Other key features of Toshiba’s new-to-market smart gate drivers now available for fast delivery from element14 include:

  • The TLP5212 is a ±2.5A output photocoupler able to control IGBTs and MOSFETs, reliably protecting power devices from over-current and are suitable for high-speed applications requiring high levels of safety isolation and insulation (BVs = 5000Vrms). The SO16L package features 8mm creepage for use in space-limited applications.
  • The TLP5222is a highly integrated and multi-functional high current, high-speed output control photocoupler providing±2.5A output current. Housed in a long creepage and clearance SO16L package, it includes desaturation detection, isolated FAULT status feedback, soft gate turn-off, an active Miller clamp, under voltage lockout (UVLO) and automatic FAULT status reset.

Simon Meadmore, Vice President of Product and Supplier Management at element14 says: “element14 has a very successful long-term relationship with Toshiba, and we are pleased to expand our range of innovative solutions from this globally respected brand. We are committed to regularly launching new devices that enhance our existing portfolio to support the needs of our customers.

“Design engineers can now enjoy enhanced availability of Toshiba’s products from element14, coupled with rapid access to new-to-market technologies that support a wide range of IGBT and MOSFET control and power protection applications.”

Toshiba develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of innovative semiconductor solutions for automotive, industrial, Internet of Things (IoT), motion control, telecoms, networking, consumer and white goods applications. The company specialises in the design of power systems and motor control solutions.

Toshiba is seeking to provide customers with greater access to new technologies by leveraging the strength of element14’s global distribution network. element14 offers an extensive range of products in its comprehensive semiconductor portfolio to support design engineers. Customers also have free access to online resources, datasheets, application notes, videos, webinars and 24/5 technical support. Toshiba’s new range of smart gate drivers are available for immediate delivery from Farnell in EMEA, Newark in North America and element14 in APAC.

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