Toshiba Expands Lineup of Driver ICs for Small Fan Motors

Adoption of SSOP16 Package Contributes to Reduction of Assembly Cost

TOKYO--()--Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has expanded its line-up of digital-control and sinusoidal-wave fan motor driver ICs with the launch of “TC78B002FNG”, which adopts an SSOP16 package. The new IC is the latest addition to the company’s “TC78B002” series and designed for use in home appliances, such as refrigerators, and PCs. Mass production shipments start on February 21.

The new product adopts an SSOP16 package while offering the same features as the “TC78B002FTG,” already in mass-production, allowing customers to apply low-cost solder flow assembly. This allows manufacturers to bring down production costs by using single-layer PCBs instead of high cost double-layer PCBs.

The "TC78B002" series incorporates an original digital control circuit that realizes sinusoidal control of the motor current, improving motor efficiency while reducing noise.

 

Main Specification of New Product

Part Number   TC78B002FNG
Operating Voltage Range Motor Power Supply Voltage: 3.5 to 16 V

Output Current
(Maximum Rating)

1.5 A
Other Features

- Soft switching drive (sinusoidal-wave drive capable)
- Boot sequence
- Lock protection, Automatic recovery
- Quick start
- Current limiter, Thermal shutdown circuit, and Monitoring of low power supply voltage
- Regulator circuit 5V (Typ.) / 10mA (Max.)

Package   SSOP16
 

Customer Inquiries:
Mixed Signal IC Sales and Marketing Department
Tel: +81-44-548-2821

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 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

Contacts

Media Inquiries:
Toshiba Corporation
Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Takashi Mochizuki, +81-3-3457-4963
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp

Toshiba: "TC78B002FNG", a digital-control and sinusoidal-wave fan motor driver IC (Photo: Business Wire)

Toshiba: "TC78B002FNG", a digital-control and sinusoidal-wave fan motor driver IC (Photo: Business Wire)

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Release Summary

Toshiba has expanded its line-up of digital-control and sinusoidal-wave fan motor driver ICs with the launch of "TC78B002FNG", which adopts an SSOP16 package.

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Contacts

Media Inquiries:
Toshiba Corporation
Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Takashi Mochizuki, +81-3-3457-4963
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp