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Toshiba Launches H-bridge Driver IC Supporting 1.8V Low-Voltage and 1.6A Large-Current Drive

Realizes motor control with two dry-cell batteries

News provided by Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
May 24, 2018 17:30

TOKYO--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire) May 24, 2018 -- Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation today announced the launch of "TC78H651FNG,” a dual-H-bridge[1] driver IC for DC brushed motors and stepping motors that delivers the low voltage (1.8V) and high current (1.6A)[2] essential for low voltage equipment powered by dry-cell batteries, such as mobile devices, electronic products for the home and USB drives. Sample shipments start today.

In recent years, as IoT advances and wireless technologies find increasingly wide use, demand for applications that can be remotely operated via smartphones and other tools is increasing, and with it interest in battery-powered motor control.

This trend is stimulating demand for driver ICs capable of driving devices even at the low voltage of 1.8V (0.9V × 2 batteries, whose capacity is reduced by discharge though 1.5V, 1.2V, etc. are initial voltages.).

Until now, the mainstream devices have been H-bridge driver ICs constructed with bipolar transistors, which can achieve stable operation at low voltage. However, problems with this include large current consumption that shortens battery life and increase current losses in ICs, and insufficient motor torque, since the voltage applied to the motor is lowered.

Toshiba’s new dual-H-bridge driver IC uses Toshiba’s specialized DMOS process for low voltage drives to achieve a longer battery life with a stable low voltage operation. Improved motor torque is also realized by reducing IC losses through low on-resistance [3]. The new product is suitable for motor applications driven by relatively low voltage batteries (1.8V to 6.0V).

Main features

(1) Low current consumption prolongs battery life.
(ICC = 0.6 mA (typ.) in operation mode when VM = 3.0V and Ta = 25°C; ICC = 0 µA (typ.) in standby mode when VM = 3.0V and Ta = 25°C)
(2) Low on-resistance reduces IC losses generated by voltage drops in the motor driver and increases the voltage applied to the motor, contributing to improved motor torque.
(Ron = 0.25Ω (typ.) (total of high and low sides when VM = 5V and Ta=25°C)
(3) Error detection functions for over current protection, thermal shutdown, and under voltage lockout contribute to device safety.
 
Applications

Motor applications driven by relatively low voltage batteries (1.8V to 6.0V), mobile devices (cameras and compact printers) using 3.7V lithium-ion batteries, products for the home, such as gas stoves, smart meters, and electronic locks, toys using two 1.5V dry batteries, and devices using 5V USB power supply.

Main specifications (To view the table, please visit http://bit.ly/2ILObbQ)

Notes:
[1] Used to control forward and reverse rotation for DC brushed motors and stepping motors. Transistors and loads have an H-shaped configuration.
[2] Actual motor current is limited by operating conditions, such as ambient temperature and supply voltage.
[3] Resistive component when current flows. The lower resistance value achieves a lower loss in motor drives and suppresses heat generation.

For further information about the new product, please visit: https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/info/lookup.jsp?pid=TC78H651FNG®ion=apc&lang=en

Customer Inquiries:
Mixed Signal IC Sales and Marketing Department
+81-44-548-2826
http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/contact.html

Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

About Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation combines the vigor of a new company with the wisdom of experience. Since becoming an independent company in July 2017, we have taken our place among the leading general devices companies, and offer our customers and business partners outstanding solutions in discrete semiconductors, system LSIs and HDD.

Our 19,000 employees around the world share a determination to maximize the value of our products, and emphasize close collaboration with customers to promote co-creation of value and new markets. We look forward to building on annual sales now surpassing 700-billion yen (US$6 billion) and to contributing to a better future for people everywhere.
Find out more about us at https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/company.html

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180522006519/en/

Contact

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
Digital Marketing Department
Chiaki Nagasawa
+81-3-3457-4963
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp

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