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Toshiba Launches H Bridge Driver IC for Low-voltage (2.5V) Drive

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced the launch of “TC78H610FNG” as the latest addition to its line-up of H bridge[1] driver ICs for low-voltage brushed DC motors, such as those used in battery-powered equipment, camera equipment and household electrical devices. Mass production shipment starts today.

Toshiba: H bridge driver IC "TC78H610FNG" for low-voltage (2.5V) drive (Photo: Business Wire)

Toshiba: H bridge driver IC "TC78H610FNG" for low-voltage (2.5V) drive (Photo: Business Wire)

The new product, supplied in a small package (SSOP16), reduce the required mounting area by 21% compared to products housed in SSOP20 packages. The TC78H610FNG enables a reduction in both PCB cost and equipment size.

Key Features of the New Product

  • Small package (SSOP16) supports downsizing and cost reduction
  • Can control two brushed DC motors or one stepping motor
  • Abnormality detection functions (over current detection, thermal shutdown circuit, and under voltage lockout circuit) improve safety in driving motor
  • Consumption current 0μA (typ.) in standby mode
  • By adopting shoot-through current protection, the motor can be controlled without consideration for dead time in switching output between ON and OFF.
 

Main Specifications

Product name   TC78H610FNG
Power supply voltage
(Operation range)
Power supply for motor drive: 2.5 to 15V
Logic power supply: 2.7 to 5.5V
Output current
(Absolute maximum rating)
1.0A
Output ON resistance
(Sum of Upper and Lower)
1.2Ω (typ.)
Constant current Direct PWM
Package   SSOP16

[1] H bridge: A circuit formed by aligning transistors in an H form. Used to drive brushed DC motors and stepping motors with forward and reverse control.

Customer Inquiries:
Mixed Signal IC Sales & 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 Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion).
To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

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