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Optical Attenuator/switches... any one ever even seen these. Opto isolated FETs
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Old 22nd May 2010, 05:54 PM   #11
krachkiste is offline krachkiste  Germany
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there is actually a "driver" IC (also from the panasonic phomos series) that enables you to build an optically isolatet FET relay out of the discrete FETs of your choice.
(http://pewa.panasonic.com/pcsd/produ...pdf/mosfet.pdf)
I stumbled over it recently in this thread:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/solid...ion-ready.html

hope I'm not telling old stories

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krachkiste
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Old 23rd May 2010, 06:21 AM   #12
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Optical Attenuator/switches... any one ever even seen these. Opto isolated FETs
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hope I'm not telling old stories
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krachkiste

Not at all... that looks the perfect (never perfect is it ) missing link for a project of mine... DC offset protection without the normal integrator delay.

Relays are the weak point (speed and contact arcing)... so using FET's and a photo voltaic driver could be ideal.
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