Toshiba Ships Samples of Industry's Lowest ON Resistance Load Switch ICs

Featuring Reverse Current Blocking in Ultra-Small Package

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2013 — (PRNewswire) — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced that it began shipping samples of three new ultra low voltage load switch ICs that feature the industry's smallest[1] switch ON resistance.  The TCK206G, TCK207G and TCK208G join Toshiba's broad lineup of load switch ICs for mobile devices.

With an embedded reverse current block (RCB) circuit and a slew rate control driver, the TCK206G, TCK207G and TCK208G are designed for use as a power management switch IC in smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks, and other mobile equipment.  The new products feature very low ON resistance and very low input operating voltage, in an ultra compact package, which was achieved using Toshiba's newly developed CMOS process and unique analog circuit design techniques.

As mobile devices trend towards higher battery capacityand become smaller and lighterthere is an increased demand for ultra-compact, low power consumption, low power dissipation switches.  Available in a 0.5mm pitch WCSP4C package, the TCK206G, TCK207G and TCK208G are ideal for portable applications that require high-density board assembly.

Key features include:

  • Low input voltage operation: V(IN)=0.75 to 3.6V
  • Low ON resistance:
    R(ON)=18.1m ohms (typ.) @V(IN)=3.3V, I(OUT)=-1.5A
    R(ON)=18.2m ohms (typ.) @V(IN)=1.2V, I(OUT)=-1.5A
    R(ON)=18.4m ohms (typ.) @V(IN)=0.75V, I(OUT)=-1.5A
  • Inrush current is limited by the slew rate control driver
  • Reverse current blocking
  • Built in Auto-discharge (TCK207G and TCK208G)
  • Ultra small package: WCSP4C (0.9mm×0.9mm, t: 0.5mm(typ.))

Inrush current limiter

Reverse current blocking

Output Auto-discharge

Control pin

TCK206G

Built-in

Built-in

N/A

Pull down (Active High)

TCK207G

Built-in

Built-in

Built-in

Pull down (Active High)

TCK208G

Built-in

Built-in

Built-in

OPEN (Active Low)

Pricing and Availability
The TCK206G, TCK207G and TCK208G are now sampling.  Budgetary pricing begins at $0.10, with volume discounts available.

[1]: Silicon semiconductor CMOS devices under 1x1mm according to Toshiba's research as of Sept, 2013

*About Toshiba Corp. and TAEC

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), 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.

© 2013 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

Editor's Note:  Images available for download from: http://www.toshiba.com/taec/news/press_releases/2013/powr_13_694.jsp

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