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IPM-Drive Photocouplers


Toshiba offers photocouplers ideal for isolated interfacing to an intelligent power module (IPM). IPM-drive photocouplers are available with an output in open-collector and inverting and noninverting totem-pole configurations. Therefore, you can find optimal photocouplers that best fit your needs, regardless of the input configuration (active level) of the driven IPM.

List of the Recommended IPM-Drive Photocouplers

Photocouplers with a maximum operating temperature (Topr) of 125°C

Clearance/Creepage Distance 8 mm 5 mm 7 or 8 mm* 7 or 8 mm* 4 mm
Date Rate
Output Configuration






1 Mbps Open collector
TLP109(IGM) TLP719 TLP759(IGM)
Open collector
TLP2704 TLP104 TLP714 TLP754 TLP2404
5 Mbps Totempole
(Buffer logic type)
TLP2355 TLP715 TLP2955 TLP2405
(Inverter logic type)
TLP2358 TLP718 TLP2958 TLP2408

sink/source input



10 Mbps Totempole
(Buffer logic type)
TLP2745 TLP2345
(Inverter logic type)
TLP2748 TLP2348

* DIP8 and SDIP6 packages with clearance and creepage distances of 8 mm are available.
To order photocouplers in a package with guaranteed clearance and creepage distances of 8 mm, suffix the part number with the letter F. Example: TLP754F

Product List

List of IPM-Drive Photocouplers
You can search the entire list of IPM-drive photocouplers, based on characteristics.

Features of IPM-Drive Photocouplers

  • Interfaces with active-Low and active-High IPMs
  • Common-mode rejection (CMR) of 20 kV/µs
  • Fast switching with a propagation delay of 200 ns

1.Interfacing with active-Low and active-High IPMs

Commercially available IPMs have either an active-High control input (that turns on an internal IGBT when High) or an active-Low control input (that turns on an internal IGBT when Low). Toshiba offers IPM-drive photocouplers with a noninverting output (that produce a High output when the LED input is on) for active-High IPMs and those with an inverting output (that produce a Low output when the LED input is on) for active-Low IPMs. You can use photocouplers with an appropriate output configuration to adapt system boards for different IPMs without an intervening inverter IC. The elimination of an on-board inverter IC makes it possible to share the same board design across different products.

2. Guaranteed CMR of 20 kV/µs

Since the IPM control input changes with a steep dv/dt, the photocoupler that drives it typically requires a CMR higher than 10 kV/µs. The CMR of a photocoupler can be improved by adding a shield across its input and output and bypassing displacement current to ground.
To provide a CMR over 10 kV/µs, many of Toshiba's IPM-drive photocouplers have a shield for the photodetector chip. These photocouplers are ideal for interfacing to the IPM control signal. The TLP2355 and TLP2358 in particular provide a CMR as high as 20 kV/µs.


3. Propagation delay variations

Since IPM-drive photocouplers transfer a PWM signal, they must switch fast enough, generally with propagation delay times (tpHL/tpLH) of less than 800 ns. The TLP104 provides a propagation delay of 550 ns or less, while the TLP2358 has a propagation delay of 250 ns or less. Additionally, the TLP2358 guarantees a tpLH-tpHL difference of at most 70 ns and a propagation delay skew (between different devices), Tpsk, of at most ±130 ns. It helps improve the PWM signal transmission accuracy.

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