VOM1271 and VO1263 Photovoltaic MOSFET Drivers

VOM1271 and VO1263 Photovoltaic MOSFET Drivers

Vishay provides an extensive selection of Photovoltaic MOSFET drivers. These devices make it exceedingly easy for designers to customize economical, solid state, relay solutions. These simple components allow any designer to quickly synthesize a solid state equivalent of any mechanical relay.

The only design exercise is one of laying out a very simple board with a small number of parts, and specifying external MOSFETs capable of handling the required load voltages and currents. As in the case of a mechanical relay, the only external power requirement is the current to drive the input. A secondary side housekeeping power supply is not required to power the drivers themselves. All the power required to operate the relay comes from the LED current.

Vishay’s newest MOSFET drivers come in two varieties. The VOM1271T is available in a small footprint and includes an integrated active turn off circuit, to decrease MOSFET power dissipation. The VO1263 comes in a DIP 8 package and includes two isolated channels, which allow the designer greater flexibility to design various relay configurations, such as a SPDT, a break before make solution, or use the outputs in series for greater MOSFET gate drive voltage.

Features Applications
  • Complete solid state solution
  • Can drive a wide range of output MOSFETs
  • Small package footprint
  • Imbedded turn-off circuits (VOM1271T)
  • Single and dual channel packages
  • Mission critical industrial relays
  • Relays requiring high duty cycle operation
  • Low power dissipation solid state relays
  • High AC or DC voltage relays
  • Board space limited relays
Benefits
  • High level of reliability compared to mechanical equivalents
  • Noiseless (electrical and audible) switching
  • “Bounceless” switching
  • Able to meet a wide range of load voltages and currents
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