Toshiba Electronics expands range of constant current LED drivers with highly integrated and accurate 16-channel device

Nov. 30, 2010
Date Announced: 30 Nov 2010 Driver combines high-accuracy brightness control with integrated protection features and high-speed data transferDüsseldorf, Germany, 30th November, 2010 – Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced a new high-accuracy, highly integrated LED driver that incorporates sixteen channel constant-current outputs.Ideal for LED panel displays requiring brightness consistency across multiple LEDs, the TC62D776 maintains constant currents of between 1.5mA and 90mA. High-accuracy control is guaranteed as a result of channel-to-channel and IC-to-IC output tolerances of ±1.5%. The new IC operates from a supply voltage of between 3.0V and 5.5V and is rated for output voltages up to 17V. Current can be adjusted in 128 steps, with a serial data transfer rate of up to 25MHz ensuring very high-speed LED control. The device requires minimum external components. Current is controlled by a single external resistor, while integrated functionality includes thermal shutdown, automatic error detection (output open and output short - OOD and OSD) and power-on-reset (PoR). In addition an output delay capability allows a short delay to be incorporated between channels. This prevents the possibility of overcurrent conditions when all LEDs are switched on simultaneously.Incorporating CMOS-compatible I/O interfaces the TC62D776 can accommodate input signal voltage levels of 3.3V and 5.0V. The IC is pin-compatible with other members of Toshiba’s constant current LED driver family and is available in options of 24-pin SSOP, HTSSOP24 and QSOP packages. Designed for optimum efficiency, the new driver features a standby current consumption of just 1µA.### About ToshibaToshiba 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, ASSPs and display products for automotive, multimedia, industrial, telecoms and networking applications. The company also has a wide range of power semiconductor solutions. TEE was formed in 1973 in Neuss, Germany, providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales and now has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, with subsidiaries in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. TEE employs approximately 300 people in Europe. Company president is Mr. Hitoshi Otsuka.Toshiba Corporation is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning information & communications systems; digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Founded in 1875, Toshiba today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$68 billion. For more company information visit Toshiba's web site at

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