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Vishay Extends Isolation Capabilities of All SOIC-8 Optocouplers to 4000 V
MALVERN, Pa. — September 21, 2007 — In a move that will broaden target applications for its most compact optocoupler devices, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that all of its optocouplers in the SOIC-8 package have been upgraded to offer 4000-V isolation voltages and 6000-V rated impulse voltages (VIOTM).
Designed to meet the growing need for higher-rated isolation devices in high-density applications, Vishay offers a wide variety of optocouplers in the SOIC-8 package. The devices include single-and dual-channel devices with phototransistor and photodarlington outputs, as well as high-speed devices up to 10 MBd.
By offering increased isolation and impulse voltages, the devices allow designers to meet higher isolation requirements with a compact device. The SOIC-8 package requires 50 % less board space than the SMD DIP-8, lowering costs and enabling the production of smaller end products. The SOIC-8 package also eliminates through-hole requirements and conforms to standards for surface-mount devices.
Vishay’s SOIC-8 optocouplers are optimized for digital fieldbus isolation, logic and analog signal ground isolation, high-speed D/A and A/D, ATE I/O isolation, and telephone ring-detect applications. Typical end products include PLCs (programmable logic controllers), industrial automation equipment, instrumentation, telecom equipment, and power supplies.
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Samples of the upgraded optocouplers are available now. Production quantities are available now, with lead times of 6 to 24 weeks, depending on the product. Pricing for U.S. delivery also varies by product.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers
of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors,
and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial,
computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product
innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can
be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.