Toshiba has released a multi-channel solenoid and unipolar motor driver IC that achieves high-voltage and low ON resistance drive.

The TB67S111PG incorporates four channels of each low-side MOSFET and regenerative common diode. This enables it to control all output MOSFETs independently and realises a design that is suited to driving the solenoids and unipolar motors widely used in such applications as amusement equipment (pachinko and slot machines), home appliances (air-conditioners and refrigerators) and industrial equipment (vending machines, banking terminals such as ATMs, office automation equipment and factory automation equipment).

Fabricated with the BiCD 130nm high-voltage analog power process, the motor driver IC achieves an output rating of 80V and reduces IC heat generation by lowering the output ON resistance to 0.25Ω.

The IC is packaged in a high heat dissipation H-frame DIP package that can be mounted on low-cost paper phenol board and on a general glass-epoxy board.

Toshiba has started sample shipments of TB67S111PG, while mass production scheduled to start in May.