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Toshiba Launches Newest Low-Standby Current Regulator For Automotive Applications

Device Supports Automotive Grade 5-Volt Microcontrollers to Reduce Standby Power Consumption in Car Electronic Systems

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today launches its TB9021FNG device—a low-standby current, low-power, high-temperature and mission-critical 5V/200mA linear regulator supporting automotive grade 5-volt microcontrollers. The deployment of the TB9021FNG, with automotive grade 5-volt microcontrollers, provides automobile makers with reliability, power, and cost benefits in the design of entertainment, information, safety, and driver assistance systems for the next generation of automobiles.

"Reduction of system standby power consumption becomes increasingly important as the number of electronic components in new cars increases dramatically," says Deepak Mithani, senior director of the Mixed Signal Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC. "Nowadays, the hundreds of electronic components required for new car features present standby power consumption challenges. Having a low-standby power regulator in the system will not only manage the power usage during normal operation, but will also help preserve battery life especially when a vehicle has not been operated for an extended period of time."

The TB9021FNG is fabricated with Toshiba's low-power consumption, fine-pitch BiCD process. This process realizes a reduction of standby current to 25 percent from the company's previous products1, down to typical 30uA. The new device contributes to a reduction of external components by integrating an output power MOSFET required by high-performance automotive electronic subsystems. Additionally, the TB9021FNG offers key protections of reverse battery connection, over-temperature detection, and an over-current limiter to prevent output shorted to ground or a "current hogging" situation. The TB9021FNG also features a watchdog function to reset the MCU power under abnormal clock signals condition. The part is rated 50V input with an operating temperature of -40 degrees Celsius to +125 degrees Celsius. The TB9021FNG is housed in a design friendly and efficient 5.0mm x 4.4mm (0.65mm pitch) HTSSOP16 package.

Availability
Sample shipments are expected to begin on February 2014, with mass production scheduled to start July 2014.

*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), solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs), 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.

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1: Comparison with Toshiba TB9000AFG

 

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