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TB9051 availability


#1

Good day,
We are happily using the TB9051ftg. As we cant find the chip from Toshiba anywhere available, we wonder if you might know anything about how long Toshiba is planning to keep producing this chip? Or could you recommend any similiar chip?

Thanks


#2

Hello.

It’s a fairly new part, so that might be why you do not see it in stock. I do not have any specific inside information about the product lifetime, but my impression is that Toshiba is excited about this driver and does not have any plans to stop making it. I do not have a source to recommend (we get ours through Arrow, but it might not be a part they normally stock so minimum quantities could be high).

The Freescale MC33926 is similar from a performance perspective, and it’s been around for years so might have better availability. We have several carriers for that part if you want to give it a try:

- Jan