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Toshiba Announces Two New Highly-Integrated LED Drivers

October 3, 2011

New LED Drivers Target High Power DC/DC LED Lighting Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced two new products in its line of LED drivers, the TB62D701 and the TB62771. The TB62D701 is a high-power eight-channel LED driver and the TB62771 is a four-channel device; both are for use in lighting applications such as LCD TVs and monitor backlights, area lighting, signage and traffic signals. The LED drivers are implemented in Toshiba's cutting-edge, mixed-signal sub-micron silicon process technology, which integrates them into a single chip that can take on much of the functionality typically handled by other components in an application.

Both of these LED drivers feature integrated DC-to-DC boost controllers and multiple power MOSFETs for channel current regulations. The TB62D701 LED driver has eight MOSFETs, each capable of driving up to 150 milliamps and up to 58V, while the TB62771 has four MOSFETs capable of driving up to 200 milliamps each and up to 45V. The integration of these MOSFETs on chips will allow engineers to reduce component counts in their product designs, resulting in a smaller design footprint and a less costly bill of materials.

Both LED drivers can respond to a pulse signal as low as 500ns, which is equivalent to one percent of a 20 kHz PWM signal. Such high resolution dimming capability allows LCD TV applications to achieve a super contrast ratio for HD video and ultra-low power consumption at low brightness levels.

Each channel of the TB62D701 can be individually programmed to any desired level with its 8 independent PWM inputs. This unique feature is invaluable for local dimming, channels phase shift control, mood lighting, and any special color mixing applications.

"LEDs have become the lighting technology of choice for many applications thanks to their lower power consumption and high lumen output," said Andrew Burt, vice president of the Analog and Imaging Business unit at TAEC. "Our new TB62D701 and TB62771 LED drivers will push the power savings of LED-based lighting solutions even further thanks to their high levels of integration and the highly-efficient process technology used to manufacture them."

The TB62D701 uses a compact QFN-48 package (7mm x 7mm), but is also available in a HTSSOP 48-lead package for more general purpose lighting applications. The TB62271 is available in a small QFN-20 package (4mm x 4mm). More specific technical information for each of these LED drivers is available online at the TAEC website at LED drivers.

Pricing and Availability

Engineering samples of both the TB62D701 and TB62771 LED drivers are available now. Mass production quantities of the TB62D701 will be available in December 2011; the TB62771 is available in production quantities now. The TB62D701 LED driver is priced at $2.40 per unit in 1,000 unit quantities; the TB62771 is priced at $1.32 in 1,000 unit quantities.

**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), optical disk drives (ODDs), discrete devices, LCD displays, advanced materials, medical tubes, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components that make possible today's leading cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, 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 third largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2010 WW Semiconductor Revenue, April 2011). Toshiba was founded in 1875 and today has over 490 subsidiaries and affiliates, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $77 billion. Visit Toshiba's web site at

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