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Avago Technologies Delivers High System Throughput with New Miniaturized Solid State Relays
Industry High Insulation Protection and Optimized Design Ideal for Sensing and Multiplexing Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 29, 2007 -- Avago Technologies today announced an expansion of its solid state relay (MOSFET) family of opto-isolation products. The company is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. With input drive as low as 2mA and fast switching speeds of less than 0.5ms, Avago's new ASSR-301C/302C and ASSR-401C/402C are specifically designed for sensing and multiplexing applications, such as test and measurement and data acquisition systems, where low power consumption and high system throughput are essential. 

The new solid state relays provide low off-state capacitance of less than 15pF for good signal isolation and low on-resistance for less insertion loss. Additionally, low off-state leakage of less than 10nA reduces system measurement errors.  Avago's expanded ASSR series feature qualified performance across a wide range of temperature range of -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C, high transient immunity greater than 1 kV/?s, and an industry high of 3.75 kV in insulation protection in a miniature SO-4 package.  Avago's ASSR-301C and ASSR-401C are single channel, 1 Form A relays that come in a SO4 package.  The ASSR-302C and ASSR-402C are dual channel, 2 Form A relays that come in a standard DIP8 footprint.  Complementary to the ASSR-301C, the low on-resistance ASSR-321R, an SO4 version of the earlier launched ASSR-322R, will be available together with this launch.

Solid state relay (SSR) provides several advantages over mechanical relays in switching applications.  Avago's SSRs offer lower power consumption and are designed to deliver faster speeds and superior insulation protection in equipment. With no moving parts and smaller form factor, the new SSRs also address size-limit and reliability issues that are driving the trend to replace electromechanical relay with solid state relays.

The ASSR-30xC and 40xC are pending approvals in the following widely accepted international safety standards: UL1577, CSA and IEC/EN/DIN EN 60747-5-2.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The ASSR-301C is priced at $1.97 each and ASSR-302C is priced at $3.60 each in 1000-piece quantities. The ASSR-401C is priced at $1.97 each and ASSR-402C is priced at $3.60 each in 1000-piece quantities. The ASSR-321R is priced at $2.48 each in 1000-piece quantities. The products are available now through Avago's direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners.

Avago Optoisolation Solutions

Avago Technologies is the No. 1 supplier of photo-IC optocouplers and ships hundreds of millions of products annually. The company provides the industry's broadest portfolio of optocouplers for use in a wide array of high voltage isolation applications ranging from power supply and motor control circuits to data communications and digital logic interface circuits. Avago is the technology leader in high speed, low voltage and high integration optocouplers, and offers the widest range of packages and worldwide safety approvals. Key products include multi-channel and bi-directional digital optocouplers, intelligent power module gate driver interface devices, 3.3 V and 5 V digital optocouplers, 100 Kbaud to 50 MBaud digital logic gate optocouplers, 100 MBd magnetic isolators, gate drive and current sense optocouplers, solid state relays (MOSFET), phototransistors and analog and high-performance hermetic optocouplers. More information is available at www.avagotech.com/optocouplers.

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications.  With a global employee presence, Avago provides an extensive range of analog, mixed-signal and optoelectronic components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers. The company's products serve four end markets: industrial and automotive, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and computer peripherals. It is recognized for providing high-quality products along with strong customer service. Avago's heritage of technical innovation dates back 40 years to its Agilent/Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com.