Toshiba to Launch Charger IC for Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery Charge Devices in Mobile Devices

Efficient recharge realized in switch mode with built-in Battery Charging Spec. Rev. 1.2 Detection Circuit

TOKYO--()--Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it will launch a switch mode charger IC for lithium-ion battery chargers for mobile devices, such as smartphones and cellular phones. The new IC, TC7710WBG integrates a detection circuit compliant with "Battery Charging Spec. Rev. 1.2" and has a maximum charge current of 2A[1]. Samples will be available at the end of this month and mass production is scheduled for May 2013.

The new charger automatically detects USB port type for chargers defined in "Battery Charging Spec. Rev. 1.2", and restricts input current to efficient levels such as 100mA, 500mA, etc. Manufacturers can address the IC through the I2C interface and change the charge current and voltage, supporting design charger systems optimized to the specs of product it will be used with. The IC can also be combined with an external thermistor to detect and automatically stop charging when temperature exceeds the specified range, a measure that greatly enhances safety during charging.

[1] Actual charge current depends on the conditions under which the IC is used, including soldering conditions, thermal resistance conditions, spec of the lithium-ion battery, etc.

Key Features

1. Built-in detection circuit compliant with Battery Charging Spec. Rev.1.2
2. Temperature detection in combination with an external thermistor.
3. Maximum 2A charge current

Applications

Charger circuit of 1-cell lithium-ion rechargeable batteries for mobile devices, such as smartphones, cellular phones and tablets.

 

Main specifications

     
Part Number   TC7710WBG
Charging Method Switch mode, CVCC
Input voltage 4.35-6.5V
Maximum Input Voltage 10V
Charge Current 300-2000mA(100mA-step)
Charge Voltage 3.46-4.72V(10mV-step)
Package WCSP25

(Surface mount 25pin, 2.5mm x 2.5mm)

Mass production schedule May 2013
Sample price   100 Japanese Yen
 

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

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

Contacts

Toshiba Corporation
Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Koji Takahata, +81-3-3457-3405
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp

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Release Summary

Toshiba will launch a switch mode charger IC for lithium-ion battery chargers for mobile devices, such as smartphones and cellular phones.

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Contacts

Toshiba Corporation
Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Koji Takahata, +81-3-3457-3405
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp