Newest Toshiba 2-Channel Brushed DC Motor Driver IC Supports High Voltages and Currents Required by Industrial and Office

Newest Toshiba 2-Channel Brushed DC Motor Driver IC Supports High Voltages and
    Currents Required by Industrial and Office Automation Equipment Under
                             Continuous Operation

Range of Package Sizes and Reliability Features Make Device Ideal Choice for a
Wide Variety of Applications

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 26, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Electronic
Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology
companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced the newest addition
to the company's motor driver family, the TB67H400A. The new device is a
2-channel motor driver IC supporting the high voltage and current requirements
of brushed DC motors in industrial and office automation (OA) equipment under
continuous operation. Package and reliability features of the TB67H400A
improve operation for a variety of applications such as home appliances, ATMs,
banknote recognition equipment, amusement park machines and office automation
equipment.

"Continuous operation requires industrial and OA equipment that have reliable
thermal management or there will be system failure," says Andrew Burt, vice
president of the Analog and Imaging Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC.
"In addition, these systems need to be quiet, low energy and as efficient as
possible. Toshiba is creating a large portfolio of motor control drivers that
satisfy these requirements for many different classes of motors in industrial
and OA equipment."

TAEC leveraged its latest high-voltage analog process in the design of the
TB67H400A. The device realizes a 50V maximum rating and low-on resistance of
0.5 ohm (maximum, sum of the upper and lower side MOSFETs) during motor drive
output, thereby creating a maximum operating current of 3.0A (4.0A rated), per
channel, for a 2-channel drive. Toshiba's unique parallel channel control
function (high-current mode) delivers a 6.0A maximum operating current (8.0A
rated) when 2-channel outputs are used as a 1-channel driver.

The driver IC is available in a four package line-up to address various
customer requirements. A thermally efficient ZIP package improves power
dissipation for applications that need a continuous motor drive at high
current. Small QFN and HTSSOP packages enable downsizing of equipment and
reduction of material costs. An HSOP package allows flow soldering on a paper
phenolic board which helps reduce cost of printed circuit board development.

The TB67H400A integrates abnormality detection functions for high reliability.
The IC includes a thermal shutdown circuit, over-current shutdown circuit, and
under-voltage lockout circuit.

Pricing and Availability
Sample pricing for the TB67H400A is $2.40 (U.S.). Sample shipments begin today
with mass production scheduled for October 2013.

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,
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.

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.

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, Inc.

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