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Toshiba’s Newly Launched Gate-Driver IC for Automotive Brushless DC Motors Helps Improve Safety of Electrical Components

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KAWASAKI, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (“Toshiba”) has launched “TB9083FTG,” a gate-driver IC[1] for automotive brushless DC motors used in applications such as electric power steering (EPS), electric brakes and shift-by-wire. Volume shipments start today.


Automotive equipment must deliver a performance that meets the requirements of ISO 26262, the functional safety standards for road vehicles. Semiconductor chips and electronic components installed in automotive equipment are no exception to this.

The new product TB9083FTG controls and drives external N-channel power MOSFETs for driving a three-phase brushless DC motor. It is highly capable against the ISO 26262 2nd edition functional safety[2] and supports ASIL-D[3] for use in highly safety-critical automotive systems. This makes the new product ideal for automotive applications using brushless DC motors, such as EPS, electric brakes and shift-by-wire.

For systems requiring safety relays such as EPS, TB9083FTG has a built-in three-channel gate-driver for the safety relays that control and drive the relays for motors and power supply. This eliminates the need for external components and helps reduce the part count.

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TB9083FTG is housed in a P-VQFN48-0707-0.50-005 package with a wettable flank[4] structure. This allows visual inspection of solder joints using an automatic optical inspection (AOI) system, and contributes to improved solder joint reliability.

In addition, Toshiba has verified that it can go through 3000 cycles in the mounting temperature cycling test and has obtained data that will allow customers to use this QFN package with full confidence.

By using a small package ((7.0mm x 7.0mm (typ.)), the mounting area has been reduced by approximately 66% against the current product [5]. This helps to control the increase in the mounting area, as the number of electronic components on ECU boards tends to rise due to redundant designs that are effective in ensuring higher levels of safety.

Toshiba will continue to steadily introduce improved functions that match the requirements of ISO 26262 2nd edition into gate-driver IC for automotive three-phase brushless DC motors, and to contribute to the electrification and safety enhancement of automotive equipment.

Applications

Automotive equipment

  • Electric power steering (EPS), electric braking, shift-by-wire, various types of pump, etc.

Features

  • 3 channels of drivers for safety relays
  • Adoption of a small package reduces the mounting area by approximately 66%[5]
  • Built-in self-diagnosis circuit for external MOSFETs

Notes:

[1]

Driver to drive MOSFET

[2]

Functional safety standards seek to minimize risk caused by system failures. It is important to ensure that interested parties can be offered a reasonable explanation of the safety of a system. The ISO 26262, standard for the functional safety for automotive applications stipulates developmental processes for ensuring the realization of required functional safety.

[3]

ASIL: Automotive Safety Integrity Level, D: Grade D (highest rank of A to D)

[4]

Shape of outer leads of package

[5]

Compared with the Toshiba’s existing product TB9081FG (12.0mm×12.0mm (typ.))

Main Specifications

Part number

TB9083FTG

Supported motors

Three-phase brushless DC motor

Main functions

SPI communication,

three channels current monitor amplifier,

three channels gate-driver for safety relay,

external MOSFET VGS clamping function

Self-diagnosis function

ABIST, LBIST

Error detections

Undervoltage detection, overvoltage detection,

external MOSFET VGS/VDS detection,

overtemperature detection

Operating voltage range

VB=4.5V to 28V,

VCC=3.0V to 5.5V

External power supply

2 power supplies (VB, VCC)

Operating temperature range

Ta=-40°C to 150°C,

Tj=-40°C to 175°C

Package

Name

P-VQFN48-0707-0.50-005

Size typ. (mm)

7.0 × 7.0

Reliability

AEC-Q100/006 qualified

Sample Check & Availability

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Follow the link below for more on the new product.

TB9083FTG

Follow the links below for more on the related content on the new product.

For high level safety in automotive system with TB9083FTG (video)
Gate-Driver IC for Automotive Three-Phase Brushless Motors: TB9083FTG

Follow the link below for more on Toshiba’s Automotive Brushless Motor Driver ICs.

Automotive Brushless Motor Driver ICs

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TB9083FTG

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About Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation, a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor and storage solutions, draws on over half a century of experience and innovation to offer customers and business partners outstanding discrete semiconductors, system LSIs and HDD products.

The company’s 23,000 employees around the world share a determination to maximize product value, and promote close collaboration with customers in the co-creation of value and new markets. With annual sales now surpassing 850-billion yen (US$7.5 billion), Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation looks forward to building and to contributing to a better future for people everywhere.

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Contacts

Customer Inquiries
Automotive Sales Dept.

Contact Us

Media Inquiries:
Chiaki Nagasawa

Digital Marketing Department

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation

Mail: semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp

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