Texas Instruments (TI) has unveiled its groundbreaking opto-emulator portfolio, a range of signal isolation semiconductors that promises to revolutionize high-voltage industrial and automotive applications. These opto-emulators are designed to significantly enhance signal integrity, reduce power consumption by up to 80%, and extend the lifespan of crucial systems, all while being seamlessly compatible with the most common optocouplers in the industry.
What sets TI's opto-emulators apart is their utilization of silicon dioxide (SiO2)-based isolation technology, which eliminates the need for overdesign due to LED aging effects. With a robust dielectric strength of 500 VRMS/µm, these devices can safeguard end-product designs for more than 40 years, offering unparalleled reliability. Furthermore, they deliver isolation protection of up to 3,750 VRMS and exhibit impressive common-mode transient immunity, making them ideal for challenging operating environments with temperatures ranging from -55°C to 125°C.
Engineers striving to enhance the performance and longevity of high-voltage systems will find TI's opto-emulator portfolio to be a game-changer. By addressing the growing demand for dependable and cost-effective isolation solutions, TI demonstrates its unwavering commitment to advancing high-voltage technologies. Preproduction quantities of these innovative opto-emulators are now available at their website, with package options as compact as 4.8 mm by 3.5 mm. Evaluation modules start at an accessible price point of US$19.00, providing engineers with versatile solutions for various applications. Automotive versions of these opto-emulator products are anticipated to hit the market in 2024, further expanding their utility and impact in the automotive sector.