In a photovoltaic-output photocoupler, the light emitted by an LED is received by a photodiode array (PDA), which converts it into an output voltage.
Photovoltaic-output photocouplers can be used to create a MOSFET gate driver without using an external secondary-side power supply.
TOSHIBA offers general-purpose photovoltaic-output photocouplers and those having an internal shunt resistor for gate capacitance discharge.
|Device||Category||Package||ISC (Min) [µA]||VOC (Min) [V]||BVS (Min) [Vrms]||Width x Length x Height [mm]||Package Size [mm²]|
|TLP590B(C20)||Photocoupler (photovoltaic output)||5pin DIP6(cut)||20||7||2500||7.12 x 7.62 x 3.65||54.25|