Toshiba Launches New Single-Lane SPDT Switches Supporting 3rd Generation PCI Express

Feature High Speed Switching, Low Signal Degradation, Wide Bandwidth

IRVINE, Calif., March 24, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —   Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced the launch of its new single-lane, two differential channel Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) bus switch ICs. The new TC7PCI3212MT and TC7PCI3215MT support PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3 (8Gbps) and achieve wide bandwidth characteristics of 11.5GHz at -3dB.

Toshiba's new single-lane, two differential channel SPDT bus switch ICs support PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3 (8Gbps) and achieve wide bandwidth characteristics of 11.5GHz at -3dB.

The TC7PCI3212MT and TC7PCI3215MT join the previously announced TC7PCI3412MT and TC7PCI3415MT, which are also well suited for circuit design engineers working with third generation PCIe or other high-speed interface applications (including USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0).

The wide bandwidth characteristics achieved by the new bus switches make high-speed transmission with lower signal degradation possible. Wide bandwidth also minimizes the attenuation of signal amplitude by inserting a switch, and can pass through GHz high-speed differential signals. The TC7PCI3212MT and TC7PCI3215MT have optimal configurations for arrangements of PCIe slots, connectors and switches on the motherboards of servers, desktop PCs, notebook PCs and PC peripheral devices.

Toshiba's range of PCI Bus Switches includes:



Test condition

Part number






-3 dB Bandwidth (typ.)


VCC=3.3 V, Ta=25 degrees C




Differential insertion loss (typ.)


VCC=3.3 V, f=4 GHz, Ta=25 degrees C



Differential Near-end crosstalk (typ.)


VCC=3.3 V, f=4 GHz, Ta=25 degrees C



Quiescent supply current (max)


VCC=3.6 V, OE=VCC, Ta= -40 to 85 degrees C



VCC=3.6 V, OE=GND, Ta=-40 to 85 degrees C



Supply voltage


Ta=-40 to 85 degrees C

3.0 to 3.6










  • Operating power-supply voltage: VCC=3.0V to 3.6V
  • Wide -3dB Bandwidth: 11.5GHz (typ.) @VCC=3.3V
  • Low insertion loss: IL=-1dB @VCC=3.3V, f=4GHz
  • Low switch terminal ON-capacitance: CI/O=1.5pF (typ.) @VCC=3.3V

Pricing and Availability
Toshiba's new SPDT switches are available now, with budgetary pricing starting at $0.50. Please contact your local Toshiba Sales Office for samples and more information.

*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), solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs), discrete devices, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers, wireless components, mobile peripheral devices, advanced materials and medical tubes that make possible today's leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, industrial applications, 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 sixth largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2014 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Estimates, December 2014). Founded in Tokyo in 1875, Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at

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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.

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