Radiation Tolerant Phototransistor Hermetic Surface Mount Optocoupler

The OLS449 is specifically designed for high reliability and space applications that require optical isolation in radiation environments such as gamma, neutron, and proton radiation with a high current transfer ratio (CTR) and low saturation VCE. Each optocoupler consists of an LED and N-P-N silicon phototransistor that is electrically isolated, but optically coupled inside a hermetic six-pin leadless chip carrier (LCC) package.

Electrical parameters are similar to the JEDEC registered 4N49 optocoupler, but with a higher CTR and better CTR degradation characteristics due to radiation exposure.

The OLS449 is designed for a low LED operating current while providing excellent radiation tolerance margins. The OLS449 has 100 percent high-reliability screenings available.


  • Radiation tolerant version of the 4N49U
  • High current transfer ratio (CTR) is guaranteed:
    • Over –55 °C to +100 °C ambient temperature range
    • At LED current of 1mA
  • 1000 VDC electrical isolation
  • Same reliable processing and construction as the OLS249, but the a higher CTR
  • High-reliability screenings are available
Data Sheets OLS449 Data Sheet OLS449_202470E.pdf (342 KB)
Application Notes Skyworks Optocouplers vs. Pulse Transformers Optocouplers_vs_Pulse_Transformers_204659A_AN.pdf (108 KB)
White Paper Optocouplers for the Hybrid industry WP_Optocouplers_for_the_Hybrid_industry.pdf (322 KB)
White Paper Discussion of RGA Test for Moisture Content for Isolink Optocouplers WP_RGA_2017_Feb.pdf (123 KB)
ProductName : OLS449
Memo :
Condition : CTR @ IF = 1 mA
CTR Min. : 1500
CTR Max. : 4000
BVCEO (V) : 65
Vcc Max. (V) :
Switching Time (μs) : 25
Isolation @ VDC 1 Sec. : 1000
Package Photo :
Package Info : 6-Lead Hermetic Ceramic LCC
Radiation Tolerant : Yes
No Base Connection :
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