optocoupling power stage - hiss with 6N137

ionutgaga

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2006-07-03 12:36 pm
I'm wondering why 6n137 is rated at 100v/us in some datasheets, or 10000v/us in other places. Certainly, after i remove other variables (like pcb, power fet, inductor, etc), a small hiss is presented at output, even if i drive only power stage with clean square wave 250khz (offcourse, with deadtime).
It is a posible cause for hiss this 6n137 optocoupler?

Description on final stage: 6n137+tc429+power fet+floating 15v supply
 
The hiss may be just due to the sum of time errors of all components (jitter). Power supply noise is a direct contributor too. When doing open loop tests, note that output filter resonance may boost some frequencies unles it happens well above 20Khz.

6N137 performance depends on manufacturer. I think that Avago (formerly Agilent (formerly Hewlett packard)) supplies the one rated at 10KV/us. You may consider trying other fast shielded optocouplers.

Anyway, if erratic switching due to false optocoupler triggering is actually taking place, the oscilloscope should show it. False triggering only happens during transients and may create a self oscillating system (this has happened to me).
 

ionutgaga

Member
2006-07-03 12:36 pm
In fact, i tryiet with semireglable in place of R11, modifying Fosc, but give more noise (other type of noise, more like radio interference or something like this). Indeed, i tryiet before to sync SG with 62.5kHZ, but result if the same with RC with values showed in the sch.
 

ionutgaga

Member
2006-07-03 12:36 pm
I'm already ordered HCPL2611 and HCPL0611 (smd version of 2611) used in PowerSoft and Crown comercial PA. But i have to wait a couple of days before i will try to change my 6N137 optocouplers. In the meantime i will try to figure out what other else is the source of the white noise...
 

ionutgaga

Member
2006-07-03 12:36 pm
Some photos of my prototype (incomplete, only power stage without floating smps...)
 

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