Automotive and power technology at PCIM Europe 2019

23rd April 2019
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Automotive and power technology at PCIM Europe 2019

It has been announced that Toshiba Electronics Europe will be exhibiting at PCIM Europe from 7th to 9th May, where the latest innovations in semiconductor and optoelectronic technologies that can improve efficiency and thermal performance, will be showcased. Solutions supporting automotive, power and motor drive applications are demonstrated in hall nine at the Toshiba booth 301.

One of the highlights will be Toshiba’s MOSFET technology DTMOS VI, that demonstrates Toshiba continued progress in developing market-leading semiconductor technologies for ultra-efficient power applications. The latest version focuses on the key figure-of-merit (FoM) based around the on-resistance and gate charge (QGD * R(ON)), thereby reducing static and switching losses. In fact Toshiba’s DTMOS VI offers the best-in-class FoM.

DTMOS VI devices offer the highest efficiencies in power switching applications and are available in standard TO-247 and TO-220F packages. A new SMD package in TO-leadless (TOLL) format – including the option of a Kelvin source will be introduced in the future.

Automotive is now a key sector for power semiconductors as these devices appear in powertrains, safety systems, comfort features and vehicle lighting. Low-loss solutions are critical in these applications to improve economy and reduce emissions in conventional vehicles and extend range in EVs and HEVs.

Toshiba’s automotive MOSFET technologies use an innovative copper clip to replace thin aluminium wire bonds, improving the current carrying capability. These clips also reduce losses, improving efficiency as well as improving thermal performance – both essential in modern automotive applications.

Toshiba solutions shown at the booth will also help designers increase system reliability and reduce size and weight. Mechanical relays experience significant wear and tear during their lifetime and are increasingly being replaced by Photorelays that have no wear mechanism and produce greater reliability in a small package. 

The extremely small VSON series is one of the smallest packages currently available. Based on Toshiba’s chip-on-chip (COC) technology, these devices measure just 2x1.45mm, offering a significant volume reduction when compared to a typical mechanical relay. They are suited to rugged applications, with an operating temperature up to 110°C.

In our highly automated world, motors are growing in popularity, whether it is in appliances such as air conditioning or refrigerators, or peripherals such as printers and photocopiers. They are also used to replace mechanical pumps in automotive applications as well as cooling fans and new applications such as remotely-controlled surveillance cameras. 

Toshiba will introduce its range of industrial and automotive microcontroller units (MCUs), motor control drivers (MCDs) and intelligent power devices (IPDs) that are suitable for brushed, brushless and stepping motors. Using their motor drive technology, including an integrated vector engine, these devices provide highly efficient and precise motor control across an incredibly wide range of applications.

Also on show will be Toshiba’s Advanced Synchronous Reverse Blocking (A-SRBÔ), a patented circuit technology that reduces switching losses in bridge circuits such as those found in inverters, DC/DC converters and PFC, without needing the expense of wide bandgap devices.

The PCIM Europe exhibition is in Nuremberg, Germany from 7th to 9th May and Toshiba’s booth can be found in Hall nine, booth 301.


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