Clare, Inc. (Clare), a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation, has introduced a new miniature 30V, 4-pin SOP, 1-Form-A normally open single pole solid state relay (SSR), CPC1020N. The new CPC1020N employs optically coupled MOSFET technology to offer 1500Vrms of input-to-output isolation and is added to the company’s SSR product offering. This semiconductor based relay can be driven directly from any control IC and thus is suitable for automated power control.

The new CPC1020N features 1.2Arms of current handling in combination with only 0.25 Ohms of maximum on-resistance, making it an excellent design choice for applications demanding low impedance switching. The 20% board space savings over the competition’s larger 4-Pin SOP, specifically targets security systems and other low-voltage, high current switching applications.

The small size of this SSR and its high efficiency make it ideal for portable instruments, remote control applications, controlling valves and actuators in automation and industrial systems, as well as low voltage lighting applications, especially LED based lighting. Furthermore, it can be used to reduce the power drain in systems that are on standby mode by cutting off the DC power when necessary, thus reducing the power consumption of systems in standby or off mode.