Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. announced two new products in its line of LED drivers, the TB62D701 and the TB62771. The TB62D701 is a high-power eight-channel LED driver and the TB62771 is a four-channel device; both are for use in lighting applications such as LCD TVs and monitor backlights, area lighting, signage and traffic signals.
The LED drivers are implemented in Toshiba's mixed-signal sub-micron silicon process technology, which integrates them into a single chip that can take on much of the functionality typically handled by other components in an application.
Both of these LED drivers feature integrated DC-to-DC boost controllers and multiple power MOSFETs for channel current regulations. The TB62D701 LED driver has eight MOSFETs, each capable of driving up to 150 milliamps and up to 58V, while the TB62771 has four MOSFETs capable of driving up to 200 milliamps each and up to 45V. The integration of these MOSFETs on chips will allow engineers to reduce component counts in their product designs, resulting in a smaller design footprint and a less costly bill of materials.
Both LED drivers can respond to a pulse signal as low as 500ns, which is equivalent to one percent of a 20 kHz PWM signal. Such high resolution dimming capability allows LCD TV applications to achieve a super contrast ratio for HD video and ultra-low power consumption at low brightness levels.
Each channel of the TB62D701 can be individually programmed to any desired level with its 8 independent PWM inputs. This unique feature is invaluable for local dimming, channels phase shift control, mood lighting, and any special color mixing applications.
The TB62D701 uses a compact QFN-48 package (7mm x 7mm), but is also available in a HTSSOP 48-lead package for more general purpose lighting applications. The TB62271 is available in a small QFN-20 package (4mm x 4mm).
Pricing: In 1K quantities, the TB62D701 is priced at $2.40 per unit; the TB62771 is priced at $1.32.
Availability: Engineering samples are available now. Mass production quantities of the TB62D701 will be available in December 2011; the TB62771 is available in production quantities now.
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