0.5 Amp Output Current IGBT Gate Drive Optocoupler

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The HCPL-315J gate drive optocoupler consists of a LED optically coupled to an integrated circuit with a power output stage. This optocoupler is ideally suited for driving power IGBTs and MOSFETs used in motor control inverter applications.

The high operating voltage range of the output stage provides the drive voltages required by gate controlled devices. The voltage and current supplied by this optocoupler makes it ideally suited for directly driving IGBTs with ratings up to 1200 V/50 A. For IGBTs with higher ratings, it can be used to drive a discrete power stage which drives the IGBT gate.



  • 0.5 A Minimum Peak Output Current
  • 15 kV/us Minimum Common Mode Rejection (CMR) at VCM = 1500 V
  • 1.0 V Maximum Low Level Output Voltage (VOL) Eliminates Need for Negative Gate Drive
  • ICC = 5 mA Maximum Supply Current
  • Under Voltage Lock-Out Protection (UVLO) with Hysteresis
  • Wide Operating VCC Range: 15 to 30 Volts
  • 0.5 us Maximum Propagation Delay
  • /-0.35 us Maximum Delay Between Devices/Channels
  • Industrial Temperature Range: -40 degrees C to 100 degrees C
  • Channel One to Channel Two Output Isolation = 1500 Vrms/1 min.
  • Safety and Regulatory Approval:
UL Recognized (UL1577) 5000 Vrms/1 min.
IEC/EN/DIN EN 60747-5-2 Approved VIORM = 1230 Vpeak (option 060 only) pending
CSA Certified
  • Options available are:
 500 = Tape and Reel Packaging
XXXE = Lead Free Option


  • Isolated IGBT/MOSFET Gate Drive
  • AC and Brushless DC Motor Drives
  • Industrial Inverters
  • Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS)
  • Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS)

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Substance Compliance

  • RoHS
    Pb & Pb-free options available
Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory Yes
RoHS6 Compliant Pb & Pb-free options available
Package SO16
IF Min. (mA) 7.0
Peak Output Current Min (A) 0.5
Peak Output Current Max (A) 0.6
PDD Max (µs) 0.35
Vcc (V) 30
CMR (min.) (V/µs) 15000.0
Vcm (V) 1500.0
UL Insulation Rating Viso (VRMS) 5000.0
IEC Maximum Working Insulation Voltage Viorm (VPEAK) 1230.0
Prop Delay (tPHL) Max. (µs) 0.5
Prop Delay (tPLH) Max. (µs) 0.5
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