Shanghai, China, March 10, 2020 – Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (“Toshiba”) today announced the launch of the “TLP5231”, a new type of insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) and Pre-drive optocouplers for MOSFETs for industrial inverters and photovoltaic (PV) power conditioning systems.This new pre-driven optocoupler has multiple functions built in, which includes overcurrent detection by monitoring the collector voltage. Products start shipping today.
TLP5231 product diagram
The new pre-driver optocouplers use external P-channel and N-channel complementary MOSFETs as buffers to control medium and high current IGBTs and MOSFETs.
current productsA snubber circuit composed of bipolar transistors is required to achieve current amplification, which consumes base current during operation. The new product is able to use an external complementary MOSFET buffer, consuming current only when the gate of the buffer MOSFET is charging or discharging, helping to reduce power consumption.
By changing the size of the external complementary MOSFET buffers, the TLP5231 is able to provide the required gate current for various IGBTs and MOSFETs. The configuration of TLP5231, MOSFET buffer, and IGBT/MOSFET can be used as a platform to meet the power requirements of the system, thereby simplifying the design.
Other features include the use of another external N-channel MOSFET to control the “gate soft turn-off time” after VCE(sat) overcurrent is detected; in addition to being able to detect VCE(sat) by monitoring the collector voltage, And UVLODetect and output any fault signal to the primary side.These existing productsNew features that are not available allow the TLP5231 to help users design gate drive circuits more easily.
IGBT and power MOSFET gate drive (pre-drive)
AC motor and DC brushless motor control
·Industrial inverters and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
Photovoltaic (PV) power conditioning system
• Dual outputs with built-in active timing control, suitable for driving P-channel and N-channel complementary MOSFET buffers.
• Configurable gate soft-off time by using another external N-channel MOSFET when overcurrent is detected.
• When monitoring the collector voltage to detect overcurrent or UVLO, a fault signal is output to the primary side.
(Unless otherwise stated, @Ta = -40 to 110°C, typical @Ta = 25°C)
 Gate signal soft turn-off, fault feedback function
 TLP5214, TLP5214A
 UVLO: Under Voltage Lockout
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