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New Toshiba Small-Size DC Motor Driver ICs Reduce Power Consumption In Automotive Applications

December 2, 2013

Low ON Resistance Contributes To Power Savings

Toshiba TB9101FNG and TB9102FNG

SAN JOSE, Calif., – Toshiba America Electronic Components, (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today ships its automotive quality grade TB9101FNG and TB9102FNG small-size brushed DC motor drivers for in-vehicle brushed DC motor applications. The devices are fabricated in a fine pitch BiCD process1 and offer low ON resistance to support the power requirements of small motors used in the electronic systems of new automobiles.

"Automotive applications like air-conditioner valves, door mirrors, and windows need small, power-conscious motors" says Deepak Mithani, director Mixed Signal Business Unit at TAEC. – Toshiba will continue to expand its family of motor drivers to support the specific requirements of electronic systems deployed in next-generation cars."

The TB9101FNG device has a low 0.6 ohm (Typ.) ON resistance; the TB9102FNG offers 0.5 ohm (Typ.). Additional benefits of the new Toshiba ICs include a small, flat SSOP24 package that reduces the device mounting area to approximately 1/3 that of equivalent products2. The smaller package size contributes to the miniaturization of printed circuit boards (PCBs) for a savings in board real estate. The devices also integrate circuits to detect faults, such as over-voltage and over-current conditions, and report them to a host microcontroller. Finally, the TB9101FNG can drive two motors, and the TB9102FNG can drive up to six motors to support the motor requirements of various applications.

Pricing and Availability

Sample pricing for the TB9101FNG is $1.00 (USD). The TB9102FNG is priced at $1.30 (USD). Sample shipments and evaluation boards are currently available. Mass production is scheduled to begin February 2014.

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), discrete devices, advanced materials, medical tubes, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components that make possible today's leading smartphones, tablets, 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 fifth largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2012 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, April, 2013). Toshiba Corporation was founded in 1875 and today has over 554 subsidiaries and affiliates, with 210,000 employees worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

For additional company and product information, please visit http://www.toshiba.com/taec/.

1The process that integrates bipolar, CMOS and DMOS (Double-Diffused MOS), realizing low power consumption and high performance.

2Comparison with 2ch H-Bridge driver IC "TA8083FG" with HSOP20 package.


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. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications. In developing designs, please ensure that Toshiba products are used within specified operating ranges as set forth in the most recent Toshiba product specifications and the information set forth in Toshiba's "Handling Guide for Semiconductor Devices," or "Toshiba Semiconductor Reliability Handbook." This information is available at
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