Avago Technologies’ compact extended-temperature automotive grade optocoupler for use in hybrid electronic vehicles incorporates an integrated desaturation detection and fault-status feedback system. Offering a wide operating temperature range from -40 to +105°C (-40 to +221°F), the ACPL-36JV 2.5-Amp optocoupler is suitable for use with isolated IGBT (insulated-gate bipolar transistor)/power MOSFET (metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor) gate drives, industrial inverters, ac and brushless dc motor drives, and uninterruptible power supplies. Avago’s ACPL-36JV provides reinforced insulation and reliability that delivers safe signal isolation, which is critical in automotive applications. Part of Avago’s R2Coupler family, the low-power ACPL-36JV optocoupler has been designed with under-voltage lock-out protection, high common mode rejection performance, and high-speed response to improve efficiency. Available in a 16-lead small outline (SO-16) surface-mount package, the ACPL-36JV has been qualified to automotive AEC-Q100 Grade 2 semiconductor requirements for use in automotive applications.