From the Wires
Toshiba Launches Ultra-Low Power Consumption Photorelay
By: Business Wire
Jan. 11, 2013 03:38 AM
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) has launched photorelays that achieve an 80% reduction of trigger LED current over the previous model. The new TLP171 series employs a high luminosity LED to control the trigger LED current to 0.2mA (max.) against the 1.0mA (max.) of the previous TLP170 series. The reduction of power consumption offers developers the option of battery drive or direct drive from a microcontroller, which can reduce the number of peripherals and achieve smaller set design. The new product is suited for such applications as the replacement of mechanical relays, security systems, measuring and control instruments, factory automation control systems and amusement machines.
Toshiba Ultra-Low Power Consumption Photorelay (Photo: Business Wire)
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Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm
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