New Toshiba Three-Phase Brushless Motor Driver IC Packs High Efficiency In Small Package Device Enables Quiet Operation and Energy Savings for Home Appliance Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today launches a highly integrated, sine-wave driver IC (Part Number TB6585AFTG) for implementation in three-phase DC brushless motors used in fan motors of home appliances. The device enables quiet operation, low vibration, and low-power consumption for ventilation and electric fans typically used in range hoods, microwave ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, and more.

"This newest addition to the Toshiba motor control driver line up once again proves the company's design expertise and technical innovation that continues to deliver integration and packaging benefits not only for industrial and commercial applications, but also consumer applications as well," says Andrew Burt, vice president of the Analog and Imaging Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC.

The integrated Pulse Width Modulation1 (PWM) controller circuit of the TB6585AFTG driver IC generates a sine wave, to achieve a quiet, smooth, and very efficient motor drive for brushless motor applications of up to 45V/1.8A requirements. It is a highly integrated motor control IC with motor control logic, MOSFET predrivers, and six high-performance MOSFETs. The TB6585AFTG employs a compact, leadless, thermally efficient QFN48 7mm x 7mm package with an assembly bonding technique that improves the current handling capability by 45 percent over the previous version of the device. The product is also offered in a larger HSOP36 package—Part Number TB6585FG.

Pricing and Availability
One piece sample pricing for the TB6585AFTG is $3.00 (U.S.).  Mass production is scheduled to being in July 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), 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.

Note [1] Pulse Width Modulation. A method to control torque and rotation speed of a motor by changing the on and off time in a constant period.

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.



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