An optoelectronic device which combines an optical transmitter and receiver in a single package; commonly used in galvanic-isolated control applications such as power supplies.

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Driving a 24V isolated load from a 3.3V MCU

I am looking to drive a 12-24V purely resistive load from a 3.3V MCU. I would like to use an opto-isolator to separate the circuits electrically. I've drawn up the following circuit, but I'm not ...
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Using optoisolator and triac with mcu to switch light on/off--need low power alternative

I'm using the schematic below to control a lamp (light bulb) with a microcontroller and I'm running the mcu (and moc3010) off of AA batteries. I just realized the moc3010 has an LED in it that needs ...
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Adding resistor in parallel to digipot

I'm trying to control a device using a digital potentiometer (AD5245S). In my application I can't tie the low-ref of the potentiometer and ground, so I'm using an I2C optical isolator (ISO1541) to ...
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Voltage drop problem?

I made a circuit using PC817 optocoupler. On its 1st pin, i gave 3.3v, 2nd pin was ground. 3rd pin was 12v and on 4th pin i used a pull down resistor with resistor ...
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Optocoupler high side vs low side switch

I have a NPN Darlington Optocoupler that I have been using for low side switching. I was wondering if it would be okay to also use as a high side switch? Optocoupler Datasheet simulate this ...
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Driving an optoisolator with a 2N2222?

I'm driving an opto-isolated MOSFET gate driver with a 2n2222 transistor from a 3.3V microcontroller (TI Tiva C, 2-8mA max per pin). The IX3108G that I selected needs 10-16mA to be driven ON. This ...
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Using an optocoupler to put an AC signal on a DC bias

Expanding from this question Can an opto-isolated input be analog?: Can you use an optocoupler to take an AC signal and attach it to a DC bias? More specifically, can you take something like a 1V ...
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Can You Drive Back-To-Back MOSFETs (aka a Solid State Relay) Without Using An Optocoupler?

I was wondering if there was any way of driving back-to-back MOSFETs (with their sources and gates tied together as shown in the following image) without using an optocoupler? The reason is that ...
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Designing high current/voltage Solid State Relay

I would like to design a "discrete" type solid state relay (SSR only, not mechanical) using an optocoupler and power FETS (and if necessary additional "discrete" components like BJTs, RC's, etc. to ...
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what is the best way to protect sinking inputs

I have a controller with sinking inputs ( should be grounded to activate) , I will use the system in a noisy environment, I want to protect these inputs from EMI and voltage spikes, what is the best ...
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220V AC Light Dimming(triac H11AA1, MOC3052-M)?

Could I use triac H11AA1 and MOC3052-M to control 220VAC with arduino? I am new to electronics and I am not sure if that components can handle the voltage... Also could you show me some circuit with ...
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How to isolate Data / GND between WS2811 LED IC and MCU

How do you isolate the Data and GND lines between an MCU and a WS2811 LED Driver IC? The W2811 is another system that I will be interfacing and need to maximise protection to this. Bandwidth is not ...
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How do i write if-else control statements in ngspice? the syntax does not seem to the same as that of pspice

I downloaded a pspice module from the CEL website which includes the command: ...
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Driving the floating power MOSFETs

In a battery balancing system, I have four transistors and some of them are floating as you can see in this circuit: There are four battery packs each made of two batteries (Li-Ion) and charged via ...