2013-09-30 03:42 PM
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 30, 2013--Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of load switch ICs embedded with reverse current blocking circuits  that offer an ON resistance of 18.4m?[ , the industry's lowest . The ICs are suited for use as power management switches in smartphones, tablets, Ultrabooks? and other mobile devices. Samples shipment starts from today with mass production scheduled for spring 2014.
Toshiba load switch IC with reverse current blocking circuit (Photo: Business Wire)
The new products, the TCK20xG series, achieve low ON resistance and low operating voltage in a 0.9x0.9mm ultra compact package by adopting Toshiba's newly developed CMOS process and unique analog circuit design techniques. As smartphones, tablets, Ultrabooks and other mobile devices require longer battery hours, lighter weight and smaller size, there is increase in demand for ultra-compact, low power consumption, low power dissipation switches.
Toshiba will increase its line-up of compact, high performance load switch IC to meet the requirements of the rapidly increasing mobile equipment market, with devices suitable for other markets also in the pipeline.
Applications Power management switches for smartphones, tablets, Ultrabooks TM and other mobile devices.
Low on resistance: 18.4m?
Low voltage operation: 0.75V
Low standby current: 0.6UA 
Reverse current blocking circuit
Ultra small package: WCSP4C (0.9mm x 0.9mm, t:0.5mm)
Variety of function options (Inrush current reduction, auto discharge, etc.)
Notes  A circuit that prevents flow of current towards the input pin when output pin voltage is larger than the input pin voltage.  Sample typical value under the conditions of Input voltage: 0.75V, Output current: -1.5A, room temperature.  Silicon semiconductor CMOS IC devices under 1x1mm as of September 30, 2013. Toshiba survey.  Sample typical value under the conditions of Input voltage: 3.6V, room temperature during standby.
* Ultrabook? is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
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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
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