Toshiba Expands Lineup of Small Load Switch ICs for Mobile Devices

January 26, 2017

Feature Built-In Protection Functions; Multiple Slew Rates to Address Various System Requirements


IRVINE, Calif., --- Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)* today announced the expansion of its lineup of small load switch ICs for mobile devices. The addition of 17 new parts in two different product families enables design flexibility in mobile applications including smart phones, tablets, laptops, wearables, and more. The first product family (TCK22946G, TCK22951G, TCK2065G, TCK1024G, TCK22891G, TCK22892G, TCK22893G, and TCK22894G) addresses the need for built-in protection functions, while the second set of new offerings (TCK22921G, TCK22922G, TCK22923G, TCK22925G, TCK22971G, TCK22972G, TCK22973G, TCK22974G, andTCK22975G) offers a wide range of rise times.

Built-in Protection Functions Prevent Damage

The structure of power supply systems for mobile devices requires low power consumption combined with multiple safety features. For example, in mobile applications with exposed terminals – such as switches for USB ports or SD cards – loads can short circuit, and failsafe functions are required. To address these needs, Toshiba’s TCK22946G, TCK22951G, TCK2065G, TCK1024G, TCK22891G, TCK22892G, TCK22893G, and TCK22894G include various built-in protection functions. The new parts from Toshiba feature over current limit protection (400mA to 1540mA), thermal shutdown and inrush current reduction functions, with low on-resistance in a small package. In addition, products with a built-in true reverse current blocking function and a built-in under voltage lockout function have been included in Toshiba’s expanded product lineup to support load short circuits and various failsafe functions.

Main Specifications

 (@T a=25°C)



Part number



On-resistance typ. @5 V (mΩ)


Output limited current (mA)


Thermal shutdown


Inrush current reduction


Under voltage lockout

True reverse current blocking

Control pin



Pull down connection














































































Wide-Ranging Slew Rates Offer Precise Control

Additionally, Toshiba has introduced a new product family consisting of nine devices with multiple slew rates. ASIC or DSP-based systems use multiple power supplies, and sequence control plays an important role in their operation. Timing requirements differ among applications, and a shorter rise time can reduce the delay time until starting. However, controlling the rise time factoring in the effect of the inrush current is also critical, adding a degree of difficulty to the already complicated task of designing power supplies. To address this, Toshiba has introduced a series of load switch ICs with different rise times. Designers can now implement the exact sequence control needed by selecting the appropriate Toshiba part, which can help prevent behavior exceeding ratings, damage to the boards, and blown fuses that inrush currents can cause.

Each device in Toshiba’s new TCK229xxG series (TCK22921G, TCK22922G, TCK22923G, TCK22925G, TCK22971G, TCK22972G, TCK22973G, TCK22974G and TCK22975G) features a different rise time due to a built-in slew rate control circuit. Additionally, the devices in this series are housed in small packages and have low on-resistance, comparable to conventional products. This enables designers to not only select the devices most suitable for sequence control and inrush current suppression, but to create systems that are smaller and consume less power.

Key Features of the TCK229xxG Series

  • Low on-resistance
  • Low quiescent current
  • Rise time: tr=4.5/666/1364/3380 μs (typ.)
  • Maximum output current rating: IOUT=2.0A
  • Small WCSP6E package (0.8×1.2mm, t:0.55mm)

Pricing and Availability

Toshiba’s new load switch ICs are available now. For more details, samples and pricing information, please contact your local Toshiba Sales Office.

*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, solid state drive and hard disk drive manufacturer and the world’s seventh largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2015 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, January, 2016). Founded in Tokyo in 1875, Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 550 consolidated companies employing over 188,000 people worldwide (as of March 31, 2016). Visit Toshiba's web site at


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.


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