Toshiba Launches Sine-wave Brushless Motor Driver IC

  Toshiba Launches Sine-wave Brushless Motor Driver IC

500V/2A product developed for home appliance and industrial equipment fan

Business Wire

TOKYO -- April 26, 2013

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) has launched a sine-wave brushless fan motor
driver IC for home appliances and industrial equipment that offers an
industry-leading class^1 absolute maximum rating of 500V/2A.

Toshiba Sine-wave Brushless Motor Driver IC (Photo: Business Wire)

Toshiba Sine-wave Brushless Motor Driver IC (Photo: Business Wire)

Growing demand in the home appliances market for energy saving increases in
power and for lower noise is prompting a shift to inverter-based products,
starting with high-power products. Toshiba has responded by developing a
line-up of sine-wave motor drive ICs to improve efficiency and reduce noise in
fan motors.

The new product, "TB67B000HG", integrates a sine-wave drive motor controller
IC and a 500V/2A output IPD^2 suited for driving air conditioner fans in a
single package. Using the new product rather than two separate ICs can reduce
the mounting area^3, making it possible to reduce the overall system cost. An
increase in the driving current capacity to 2A supports higher power motors.

1.As a sine -wave motor driver IC, as of April 26, 2013. Toshiba data.
2.IPD: Intelligent Power Device
3.An approximate 35% reduction against existing Toshiba products.

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marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba
Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital
products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs;
electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials;
industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation
systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators &
elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than
550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales
surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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