Products, Materials + Tools | Jul 21, 2016

Toshiba Supports Downsizing of LED Modules with Single-Wire Input Illumination LED Driver

Toshiba Electronics Europe has introduced a 9-channel output LED driver IC that will save board space and reduce the size of LED modules in a variety of lighting and illumination applications.

The TB62D786FTG has a single-wire Manchester-encoded interface, which is often used for wireless communication. Built-in daisy-chain pins and a linear regulation circuit (LDO, 5V output) capable of handling inputs from 7 V to 28 V improve the extendibility of the IC.

In conventional designs, power has to be supplied to the LED driver ICs and LEDs separately. Using the TB62D786FTG, the number of wires between a host controller or MCU and the LED driver unit can be reduced to just four: a single power supply, single-wire input, single-wire daisy-chain output, and GND. Fewer connections, combined with the IC’s compact VQFN24A package, allows overall size of the LED unit board to be reduced and the IC to be used with smaller modules.

The new device is compatible with an IC control voltage of 4.5 V to 5.5 V and can deliver up to output currents of up to 85mA per channel. Input signal transfer frequency range is 0.5 MHz to 2 MHz, and illumination can be controlled using PWM gradation (0 to 127).

About Toshiba Electronics Europe:

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation, which is ranked among the world’s largest semiconductor vendors. TEE offers one of the industry's broadest IC and discrete product lines including high-end memory, microcontrollers, ASICs and ASSPs for automotive, multimedia, industrial, telecoms and networking applications. The company also has a wide range of power semiconductor solutions as well as storage products including HDDs, SSDs, SD Cards and USB sticks.
TEE was formed in 1973 in Neuss, Germany, providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales and now has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, with branch offices in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. TEE employs approximately 300 people in Europe. Company president is Mr. Akira Morinaga.
For more company information visit TEE’s web site at www.toshiba.semicon-storage.com

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