Toshiba Brushed Motor Pre-Driver IC Supports Advanced Safety Capabilities For Automotive Applications

Toshiba Brushed Motor Pre-Driver IC Supports Advanced Safety Capabilities For
                           Automotive Applications

ASIL D compliant IC targets electric power steering, features failure

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 23, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Toshiba America Electronic
Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology
companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced the TB9052FNG motor
pre-driver IC. The new device was developed for safety-critical automotive
applications such as electric power steering (EPS) and other systems compliant
with Automotive Safety Integrity Level D (ASIL D), the most rigorous measure
defined within functional safety standard ISO 26262.

Toshiba's new TB9052FNG motor pre-driver IC targets electric power steering
(EPS) and other safety-critical automotive systems compliant with the rigorous
ASIL D safety standard.

"As electrical systems within vehicles become increasingly sophisticated,
there is a concurrent need for components that support and enable the most
advanced safety features," said Deepak Mithani, senior director, Mixed Signal
Business Unit at TAEC. "Toshiba is committed to helping the automotive
industry implement new safety measures by continuing to develop motor drivers
that support these requirements."

In addition to the main pre-driver circuit, TB9052FNG features a built-in
motor current detection circuit in a redundant configuration, reducing board
size and system complexity while contributing to functional safety. Also
contributing to functional safety are the product's range of circuits that
detect system failures, including battery under-voltage, 5V under voltage,
over temperature and driver electrical short.

The TB9052FNG pre-driver IC has four channels, two high-side and two low-side,
and includes a charge pump to solely drive N-channel MOSFETs. It is contained
in a HTSSOP48-P-300-0.50 package measuring 12.5 x 6.1 x 1.2mm. Operating
voltage range is +6 to 18V and operating temperature range is from -40 to +125
degrees C.

Sample shipments will start in August, with mass production scheduled to begin
in March 2015. Toshiba will also be supplying associated safety analysis

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.

*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

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 sixth largest
semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2013 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue,
April 2014). Founded in Tokyo in 1875, Toshiba is at the heart of a global
network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people
worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at

Lisa Gillette-Martin
MCA Public Relations
Tel.: (650) 968-8900, ext. 115

Deborah Chalmers
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
Tel.: (408) 526-2454

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SOURCE Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC)

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