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Farnell element14 launches Avago Digital
Octocouplers for low power consumption

Avago Digital Octocouplers are ideal for low power consumption and lower supply voltage applications such as motor control or computer peripheral interface. Priced from £1.15 with price breaks for higher volumes the ACPL-x2xL devices draw less than 10mW without compromising signal isolation capability or integrity.

Performance is guaranteed over a wide temperature range from -40 to 105°C, making these devices ideal for industrial applications. Other applications include motor controllers, microprocessors system interfaces, high-speed line receiver, power control system, ground loop elimination, isolation for high speed logic systems and computer peripheral interfaces.

These 5MBd optocouplers feature a minimum input drive current of 1.6mA, maximum supply current of 1.1mA and a low supply voltage of 3.3V and CMOS outputs, enabling a reduction in power consumption of up to 80% compared to conventional 5MBd digital optocouplers and other isolators on the market.

Taking advantage of their improved performance such as low supply current, low LED input current, low supply voltage, higher CMR and wider temperature ranges, these ACPL-x2xL digital optocouplers are used with low voltage (2.5V/3.3V/5V) supply voltages.

Farnell element14 in profile
Farnell element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Farnell element14 brings together the latest products, services and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, Farnell element14 is the trusted source to find the answers and parts they need to keep projects on the fast track, right from the start. Farnell element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in North America.

For further information on the full range of  Bulgin products, view website: www.farnell.com 
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