New Toshiba Stepping Motor Control Drivers Combine High Voltage, High Current, And High Efficiency For A Variety Of

New Toshiba Stepping Motor Control Drivers Combine High Voltage, High Current,
              And High Efficiency For A Variety Of Applications

Company Leverages Its BiCD 130nm Mixed-Signal Process Technology to Develop
Six Highly Integrated Motor Control Drivers In Compact Footprints

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 8, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Electronic
Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology
companies to create breakthrough designs, today releases six of the company's
next-generation stepping motor control drivers. The motor control drivers are
designed using the Toshiba BiCD 130nm mixed-signal process technology,
providing excellent Ron per unit area, to achieve highly integrated, low-power
devices with the industry's highest voltage and current combination, (Parts
TB6600HG and TB67H302HG ^ )^1 and compact footprints (Parts TB67S213FTAG,
TB67S215FTAG, TB62261FTAG and TB62262FTAG). These devices are well suited for
a variety of applications such as printers, ATMs, robotics, process control
machines, and medical equipment.

"This series of motor control drivers provides many options in performance,
packaging, and price for the development of current and emerging industrial
applications," says Andrew Burt, vice president of the Analog and Imaging
Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC."They also prove the company's design
expertise and technical innovation that continues to deliver products that
meet and exceed customer expectations."

Today's printers, ATMs, and process control machines require high speed, high
torque, and high precision for efficient long-term operation. The new Toshiba
stepping motor control drivers satisfy these requirements through exceptional
design, superior performance, and optimum packaging. For high-power
applications, the TB6600HG and TB67H302HG devices combine the highest voltage
and current combination in class and are rated 50V/5.0A*. ^They come in a
heatsink mountable HZIP25 package. In addition, the TB6600HG has 1/16
micro-stepping capability that reduces acoustic noise and vibration. The
TB67S213FTAG and TB67S215FTAG devices are rated 40V/2.5A^* and are housed in a
compact QFN-36 6mm x 6mm package for medium-power applications. They also
reduce power consumption by 50 percent compared to previous generation
devices. The TB62261FTAG and TB62262FTAG devices are rated 40V/1.5A^* and
also come in a QFN-36 6mm x 6mm package for low-power applications.

All of the above mentioned Toshiba motor control drivers have a mixed-decay
mode, which improves the response characteristics of the motor drive current
by changing the current path, for optimum motor driving. The QFN36 6mm x 6mm
packaged devices are also about 30 percent smaller than surface mount devices
of similar performance. As such, these motor control drivers can be integrated
in motor control boards to reduce customer design costs.

Pricing and Availability
Sample pricing for the motor control devices begins at $1.50. Availability of
the devices is shown in the table below.

Reference: Sample Pricing

                            Sample   Mass production
Product name Package
                            price($) start timing
TB6600HG     HZIP25         4.00     January, 2013

TB67H302HG   (1.00mm pitch) 3.80     June, 2013
TB67S213FTAG QFN36
                            2.00     July, 2013
TB67S215FTAG (0.5mm pitch)
TB62261FTAG  QFN36
                            1.50     March, 2013
TB62262FTAG  (0.5mm pitch)

Note:
(1) As of announcement date
(*) Absolute maximum rated current

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, 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 fifth largest
semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2012 WW Semiconductor Preliminary Revenue
Ranking, December, 2012). 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.

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
http://www.toshiba.com/taec/support/techquestions/index.jsp or from your TAEC
representative.

Note:
(1) As of announcement date
(2) Compared to leaded surface mount devices of similar performance
(3) Absolute maximum rated current

AGENCY CONTACT:             COMPANY CONTACT:
Nancy Sheffield             Deborah Chalmers
Acclaim Communications      Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
Tel.: (408) 410-9928        Tel.: (408) 526-2454
nsheffield@acclaimcomms.com deborah.chalmers@taec.toshiba.com

SOURCE Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC)

Website: http://www.toshiba.com/taec
 
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