World's Smallest LMOS Logic IC With Low Voltage and Low Power Consumption

Sep 04, 2004

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) and its parent company Toshiba Corp. today announced availability of the company's LVP series of LMOS (Logic-MOS) ICs that features low operating voltage (0.9 volt (V)) and low power consumption (a 50 percent reduction from previous product) in the smallest and thinnest five-pin package (fSV package 1.0mm x 1.0mm x 0.48mm) currently in the world . Initially pioneered by Toshiba over a decade ago, LMOS logic ICs are versatile and essential components of a wide range of products. Toshiba's new low voltage, low power LVP LMOS series will enable further innovation in such portable products as cellular phones, PDAs and notebook PCs.LVP LMOS Logic Series features low 0.9V operating voltage, consumes approximately 50 percent less power than Toshiba's previous generation, and provides designers a choice of 12 logic gates in three package sizes.

The Toshiba LVP series supports a range of input voltage up to 5V so that the logic ICs can comply with a variety of systems, including those with more than one operating voltage. Toshiba will initially offer 12 basic logic gates with a selection of three packages for designers to choose according to board space requirements. The three package options are fSV, measuring 1.0mm x 1.0mm, ESV measuring1.6mm x 1.6mm and USV measuring 2.0mm x 2.1mm.

"Toshiba's new LVP LMOS is widely used for minor circuit changes and is optimized for portable electronics devices," said Jay Heinecke, business development director, discrete semiconductors, for TAEC. "Our new LVP low voltage, low-power series provides even greater flexibility to system designers who have power and space limitations."

Samples of the LVP series will be available this month at a unit price of $0.10. Mass production is scheduled to start this month.

About Toshiba LMOS
Toshiba's LMOS family of logic products address a specific problem frequently encountered in PCB design: the need for ultra-small sized components in an already crowded layout. The ultra compact LMOS in fSV packaging, an original package development by Toshiba, provides an innovative solution that requires only one-eightieth of the mounting area compared to SOP conventional small outline packages. Additional options are available to designers with Toshiba's ESV and USV packaging.

For original design or last-minute design modifications, particularly with smaller real estate boards, LMOS products can be arranged within a space as small as 1mm 2 in a surface mount package as thin as 0.48mm. Difficulties arising from wiring density, impedance, or the worst case of costly re-design can often be overcome by strategic placement of innovative LMOS components. The LMOS product line consists of a broad range of package and function offerings ideally suited for applications in portable, laptop and notebook computers, PDAs, mobile telephones and pagers, and consumer electronics products such as radios, CD players, minidisks, and cameras.

More information at www.toshiba.com/taec

Explore further: Three ways your personal photos are vulnerable to hackers

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Tropical Storm Dolly forms, threatens Mexico

1 hour ago

Tropical Storm Dolly formed off Mexico's northeastern coast on Tuesday and headed toward landfall in Tamaulipas state, threatening to spark floods and mudslides, forecasters said.

Halliburton pays $1.1 bn for Gulf of Mexico BP spill

1 hour ago

Oil services company Halliburton said Tuesday it would pay a $1.1 billion settlement over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig blowout that led to the United States' most disastrous oil spill.

Scientists make diseased cells synthesize their own drug

1 hour ago

In a new study that could ultimately lead to many new medicines, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have adapted a chemical approach to turn diseased cells into unique manufacturing ...

Modern population boom traced to pre-industrial roots

1 hour ago

The foundation of the human population explosion, commonly attributed to a sudden surge in industrialization and public health during the 18th and 19th centuries, was actually laid as far back as 2,000 years ...

Recommended for you

Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

4 hours ago

Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large ...

Future solar panels

5 hours ago

Conventional photovoltaic technology uses large, heavy, opaque, dark silicon panels, but this could soon change. The IK4-Ikerlan research centre is working with the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country ...

User comments : 0