The wireless earphones market is expanding due to improvements in audio delay during gaming and video playback, as the wireless earphones comply with Bluetooth® 5.0 and the communication speed increases. Wireless earphones have a built-in battery, but the size of the earphone housing is limited, so the size of the battery also decreases. This tiny battery should drive wireless communications, audio codecs, speakers, hands-free microphones, and even microphones with noise-cancelling function. Not only operating many functions, but also long time operation is required. So it is necessary to save power in electronic circuits and to perform efficient power management. In recent years, a fully isolated type of wireless earphone, called a true wireless earphone, has no cables on either of the left or right earphones, and is the most attractive category. Toshiba's lineup includes LDO regulators designed to realize power supply management for efficient operation of various functions with high functional LSIs with limited battery capacity of wireless earphones, and TVS diodes (ESD protection diodes) designed to protect batteries and internal circuits from power line abnormalities. These products have compact and lightweight package to realize low current consumption and long time operation with a small battery of wireless earphones.
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