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Toshiba Motor Driver ICs Support Reduced Motor Noise, Vibration And Size To Help Optimize Home And Business Equipment Performance

October 7, 2014

Wide-ranging applications include home appliances, network servers, office equipment and ATMs

SAN JOSE, Calif., — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today expanded its family of motor driver ICs with four new products, ranging from precision stepper motor drivers to sensorless brushless DC motor drivers that support reduced motor noise and vibration, for home, business and industrial applications. The additions include the TB67S269FTG bipolar stepping motor driver with a maximum rating of 50V and 2.0A, and three brushless DC motor drivers: the TB67B001FTG, TB67B008FTG and TB67B008FNG with maximum rating of 25V and 3.0A.

According to Deepak Mithani, senior director, Mixed Signal Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC, "Manufacturers are continually looking to develop smaller, quieter, and power-efficient motor control products. Toshiba is known for its extensive selection of DC motor controller and driver ICs, and these latest additions further broaden the design options available to our customers."

The TB67S269FTG targets a broad range of applications that require high-speed, high-precision motor drives. These range from printers and office automation equipment, to ATMs and banknote identification machines, as well as gaming equipment and home appliances. The driver's high-resolution, 1/32-step motor driving technology lowers noise and vibration1, while heat generation is reduced via low ON resistance (0.8 Ω or less, upper + lower) MOSFET.

H-bridges and featuring Toshiba's Advanced Mixed Decay (ADMD) technology that optimizes the drive capability of complex motor currents . Housed in a small (7 x 7 x 0.5mm3) W QFN48 package to support end-product downsizing and cost reduction, the TB67S269FTG also incorporates built-in error-detection circuits, including thermal shutdown and overcurrent protection. Mass production is slated to begin this month.

The three new brushless DC motor drivers are three-phase sensorless driver ICs for small cooling fans used in network servers and eco-conscious home appliances. To operate at peak efficiency, these fans require quiet operation. The new products feature a 150-degree wide-angle commutation drive, which contributes to reduced vibration and motor noise2, and 30,000rpm motor rotation utilizing a high-speed pulse-width modulation (PWM) drive to enhance cooling.

The driver ICs are also downsized to accommodate the fans' need for smaller motors. The TB67B001FTG features a leadless 5 x 5 x 0.9mm 3 VQFN36 package, the TB67B008FTG offers a 4 x 4 x 0.75mm 3 WQFN24 package, and the TB67B008FNG adopts a typical SSOP24 package (8.3 x 7.6 x 1.6mm3). Mass production commenced late last month.

Samples of all the new motor driver ICs are available immediately.

*About TAEC

Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs), discrete devices, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers, wireless components, mobile peripheral devices, advanced materials and medical tubes that make possible today's leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, industrial applications, enterprise solutions and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's sixth largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2013 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, April 2014). Founded in Tokyo in 1875, Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

1Compared to Toshiba's standard stepping motor driver TB62214A/TB62215A .
2Compared to drivers using 120-degree commutation drive.


Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice.
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