CPC1596 Load-Biased Gate Driver from Littelfuse

MC Littlefuse CPC1596 Load Biased Gate Driver 1 400

January 31, 2022


Ideal for industrial, building automation, IoT, and other high-power electronics applications that require fast turn-on speeds. The CPC1596 is an optically isolated MOSFET Gate Driver that requires no external power supply. It regulates an input voltage up to 570V to 12.2V for internal use. It is specifically designed for low-duty-cycle switching and low frequency operation of external power MOSFETs with 4nF of gate capacitance. The CPC1596 can be used at up to 110°C.

These MOSFET drivers couple infrared light emitting diodes with proprietary photovoltaic integrated circuits. In addition to providing voltage for turn-on of discrete MOSFETs, these patented ICs feature a gate-clamping circuit to provide fast turn-off. These devices offer a significant reduction in drive circuit complexity, board space, and cost over alternate techniques for isolated switching of MOSFETs. Used in conjunction with discrete MOSFETs, these devices are ideal for use in programmable controls, process control, instrumentation and telecommunications, replacing TRIAC/driver, mechanical relays, and bipolar components.

When input current is applied to the LED, the emitted light will activate the photodiode array and generate a voltage at the output. The optical coupling provides a high level of input-to-output isolation. These gate drivers are well suited for use in discrete solid state relay designs and other isolated switching applications.

MC Littlefuse CPC1596 Load Biased Gate Driver 2 400


• Optically isolated, input-to-output
• May be configured for AC and DC switching
• 5mA control current
• No EMI/RFI generation
• Replacement of discrete components
• Solid state reliability
• VDE Compatible


• MOSFET driver
• Programmable control
• Process control
• Instrumentation
• Telecommunications

DCS Littelfuse ZCASE BMZB Series Fuse Holder 4 400




To learn more about the CPC1596 Load-Biased Gate Driver click here 


Related Articles

Latest Articles

  • What Are Control Circuit Devices? Noark Electric Explains

    October 4, 2023 A Control Circuit Device regulates and manages the operation of an electrical circuit by turning on or off the circuit. The control device regulates or limits the condition within the circuit by controlling the voltage and current.  Examples of control circuit devices used are switches, solenoids, and relays. Noark is a reliable manufacturer of… Read More…

  • Transforming Manufacturing Processes with AMRs: Boosting Efficiency and Adaptability

    October 2, 2023 In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, companies are constantly seeking innovative active solutions to optimize their manufacturing processes. One technology that has gained significant traction is the implementation of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs). These versatile machines offer a wide range of benefits, empowering companies to transform their manufacturing operations and stay ahead… Read More…

Featured Article

Guillevin Strategies and Solutions: Enhancing the Customer Experience With a Comprehensive Website

Guillevin Strategies and Solutions: Enhancing the Customer Experience

In today’s customer-centric business climate, creative solutions are needed to provide customers with the seamless experience they’re looking for. By offering a comprehensive, easy-to-use website that meets the diverse needs of its customers, Guillevin meets this challenge. 

With the aim of building lasting relationships with its customers, the website serves as a platform that not only simplifies the purchasing process, but also contributes to the success of both short- and long-term partnerships.

Read More


  • Noark Electric’s Definite Purpose Contactors Achieve UL Certification with A2L Refrigerant

    October 4, 2023 UL Certification aligns with HVAC industry’ mandate to reduce Global Warming Potential (GWP) and confirms that you can use these components in your system without further evaluation. Noark Electric’s Definite Purpose Contactors Noark Electric’s Definite Purpose Contactors are electrically operated switching devices designed for switching on and off heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)… Read More…

  • New Endress+Hauser Pulsed Radar Level Sensor from AutomationDirect

    October 2, 2023 AutomationDirect has added the Endress+Hauser Micropilot FMR10 series pulsed radar liquid level sensor to their growing lineup of liquid level sensors. This new sensor is a downward facing, non-contact sensor that emits electromagnetic pulses and determines the level based on the time it takes for the pulses to be reflected back to… Read More…