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Toshiba Launches Three-phase Brushless Motor Driver with Sine Wave Drive

Toshiba Launches Three-phase Brushless Motor Driver with Sine Wave Drive

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 30, 2015--Toshiba Corporation 's (TOKYO:6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company today announced the launch of "TC78B016FTG", a three-phase brushless motor driver IC that achieve high efficiency at a wide range of rotational speeds without any need for complicated phase adjustment. It is optimized for the small fan motors used in home appliances and industrial equipment. Sample shipments start today, with mass production scheduled for January 2016.

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The home appliance and industrial equipment market sees constant demand for devices that save energy while improving efficiency. Demand for noise reduction to achieve quieter environments is also strong, with the result that use of inverters for fan motor control is more widespread than ever.

Conventionally, improving the high efficiency of existing products requires phase adjustment of the motor voltage and the motor current to each fan motor. Realizing high efficiency over a wide range of rotational speed range--from almost zero rotations per minute (rpm) at start-up to high speeds of several 1000rpm--takes time and requires many parts for phase adjustment.

The new IC introduces Toshiba's latest control technology, which automatically adjusts the phase of the motor voltage and the motor current. It achieves a drive equal in efficiency to an MCU control system across a wide range of rotational speeds, a high efficiency system, and a sine wave drive system that reduces noise from the fan motor.

Furthermore, since automatic phase adjustment is secured with a simple configuration, development times are shortened by reducing software development and time-consume adjustment of MCU characteristics required in the conventional approach to development.

Key Features

High efficiency at a wide range of rotational speed due to simple phase adjustment. Simple phase adjustment of the voltage and current: product developers can achieve high efficiency drives with a simple set for various motor. Even if the position of the Hall sensor is shifted, a signal correction function is built-in, ensuring easy configuration. Low noise, low vibration A sine wave drive system generates a smooth current waveform that delivers lower motor noise and vibration than a rectangular wave drive system. Low dissipation Since the output resistance is small (0.23?[ typ.), the IC's power dissipation is kept low when the motor is operating. Small package WQFN36 package (5mm ?? 5mm ?? 0.8mm). It can be implemented in the limited space of a small fan.

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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

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