toshiba corp-unsponsored adr (TOSYY) Key Developments
Toshiba Corporation Announces Development of Low Power Control Technology
Apr 17 15
Toshiba Corporation announced the development of an innovative low power control technology for microcontrollers supporting multi-sensor wearable devices. Applied to an activity monitoring application using the company's TZ1001MBG microcontroller (MCU), the new control technology achieved a 31% reduction in power consumption. The development will be announced at COOL Chips XVIII in Yokohama, Japan, on April 15, 2015. The goal for battery-operated wearable devices is a long run time without charging, with a physically small battery. This requires power-saving technologies. MCU embedded in wearable devices typically support several low power modes that is the devises is idle automatically. But the transition from low power mode to active mode requires some power consumption. This requires wearable devices to reduce the frequency of mode transition. However, the number of sensors embedded in wearable devices is increasing, requiring the microcontroller to respond to sensors more frequently, with a mode transition every time it does. Toshibas technology reduces the frequency of the mode transition by gathering the separate data acquisitions
from multiple sensors which get data at their own regular intervals. In this way, the number of mode transitions can be decreased, hence the reduction of power consumption from mode transitions is achieved. On the other hand, if aggregating leads to significant failures in data acquisitions, it will have a considerably negative impact of the functions of the application, such as step measurement or behavior analysis in activity monitors. Toshiba has developed an aggregating method that optimizing timing of data acquisition to suppress failures.
Toshiba Corporation Launches Small-Size Low-Side Switch IPD for Automotive Application
Apr 16 15
Toshiba Corporation announced the launch of a 1-channel low-side switch IPD (intelligent power device) that adopts a small-size package for use in automotive applications. Shipment starts from April 16, 2015. The new product, 'TPD1058FA', is fabricated with a BiCD process, allowing introduction of a small-size WSON10 package (3mm x 3mm) line-up. This reduces the mounting area by approximately 70% that of Toshiba existing products in a SOP-8 package, contributing to the downsizing of equipment. Key features: BiCD process(N-channel DMOS output@VDSS=60V). Supply voltage: VDD(opr)=4.5 to 5.5V. Built-in protection and diagnostic functions: Protection functions: overcurrent, overtemperature, overvoltage. Diagnostic functions: overcurrent, overtemperature, open load. Low Drain-Source ON-resistance: RDS(ON)=0.1O(max)@VDD=4.5 to 5.5V, Io=2A, Tch=25°C. Small package: WSON10 (3mm x 3mm). Applications: Automotive applications that use a 12V battery with a 6A or lower current, such as solenoid valve drives, mechanical relay drives, driving lamps, and load switches.
IBA and Toshiba Sign Strategic Partnership in Particle Therapy
Apr 9 15
IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) and Toshiba Corporation announced the signing of a global collaboration to expand access to advanced particle therapy worldwide. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation will become the distributor in Japan for Proteus®ONE, IBA’s compact single-room proton therapy solution, and IBA will become the agent for Toshiba’s Carbon Therapy Solutions outside Japan. IBA and Toshiba will collaborate on activities such as customer education for Proteus®ONE and Toshiba's carbon therapy solutions. The collaboration will also enable both organizations to mutually leverage their Operation and Maintenance (O&M) services.
Toshiba Corporation Opens Toshiba Group Hydrogen Energy Research & Development Center at Fuchu Complex in Western Tokyo
Apr 6 15
Toshiba Corporation announced the opening of the Toshiba Group Hydrogen Energy Research & Development Center (HRDC) at its Fuchu Complex in western Tokyo. The new Center will concentrate Group-wide initiatives to realize a hydrogen economy, and will drive forward the development and demonstration of solutions integrating hydrogen-related energy technologies. Toshiba Group aims to increase the sales of hydrogen-related business to JPY 100 billion by 2020.
Toshiba Corporation Launches New-Generation Transistor Arrays
Mar 31 15
Toshiba Corporation announced the launch of a new generation of highly efficient transistor arrays, TBD62xxxA series, with a DMOS FET type output driver. The new series is the successor to the compan's TD62xxx series of bipolar transistor arrays, which have found wide use in applications including motors, relays and LED drives. The new generation series consists of 24 products and the start of mass production across the complete line-up is scheduled for June to September 2015. Toshiba has adopted DMOS FET type output driver for the new products, as a means to secure the high efficiency required to meet customer needs for reduced power loss DMOS FET do not require a base current, and can accept high current density per device area, keeping on-resistance low. Toshiba has also applied the latest BiCD technology. The company has positioned this as the future mainstream for analog ICs fabricated on the company's standard 8-inch manufacturing line, the wafer size widely used in the industry for mass production. Main features of new products: High efficiency drive TBD62003A series transistor arrays cut power loss by about 40% compared with the TD62003A series. High-voltage, large-current drive: The absolute maximum rating of the output block is 50V/0.5A. Offers multiple products compliant with VIN(ON) standard according to the appropriate input stage of the circuits.