Isolation Device Solution for Downsizing of Industrial Automation and Solar Inverters

Isolation Device Solution for Downsizing of Industrial Automation and Solar InvertersIndustrial automation and solar inverter equipment are under intense pressure to reduce system size in order to extract cost savings, while at the same time meeting new safety standards requiring longer creepage and clearance distances in electrical isolation components.

 

This white paper examines some of the reasons behind these industry trends and presents the Renesas RV1S92xxA and RV1S22xxA families of products which were specifically designed to help designers meet both competing requirements. These new optoelectric devices can reduce board space by 35% in a typical MCU to Inverter isolation interface for general-purpose inverter circuits, while providing creepage and clearance distances required under new safety standards. The portfolio includes transistor output couplers, IC output couplers, and IPM drivers and IGBT drivers.