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New Two-Lane SPDT Switches from Toshiba Support 3rd Generation PCI Express
Optimally Configured for All Arrangements of PCIe Slots, Connectors and Switches

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 Toshiba America Electronic Components, (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced the launch of the TC7PCI3412MT and TC7PCI3415MT, which are two-lane SPDT switches that support PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3 (8Gbps) signals.

The TC7PCI3412MT and TC7PCI3415MT reduce switch terminal capacitance to achieve high bandwidth characteristics of 10GHz at -3dB, making high-speed transmission with lower signal degradation capable. The new switches are optimally configured for all arrangements of PCIe slots, connectors and switches on the motherboards of desktop and notebook PCs – as well as servers. The TC7PCI3412MT and TC7PCI3415MT can also be used for high-speed differential lines, including: USB 3.0, DisplayPort 1.2 and SATA 3.0.

Features include:
  • Operating power-supply voltage: VCC =3.0V to 3.6V
  • Wide -3dB Bandwidth: 10GHz(typ.) @VCC =3.3V
  • Low insertion loss: IL=-1dB @VCC =3.3V, f=4GHz
  • Low switch terminal ON-capacitance: CI/O =1.5pF(typ.) @VCC =3.3V
  • Industry standard packaging: TQFN42
Item Symbol Measurement conditions Value Unit
Operating power supply voltage range VCC - 3.0~3.6 V
ON-resistance (Typ.) RON VCC =3.0V, VIS =0V 7.5 Ω
Switch terminal ON-capacitance (Typ.) CI/O VCC=3.3V, VIS=0V 1.5 pF
Quiescent supply current (Max.) ICC VCC =3.6V, OE=VCC 1 µA
VCC =3.6V, OE=GND 800
–3dB Bandwidth (Typ.) BW VCC =3.3V 10 GHz
Insertion Loss (Typ.) IL VCC =3.3V, f=4GHz -1 dB
Near-end Crosstalk (Typ.) NEXT VCC =3.3V, f=4GHz -40 dB

According to Talayeh Saderi, business development manager for TAEC, "Our new two-lane SPDT switches have a frequency of 10GHz at -3dB, while many other similar products offer 8GHz at -3dB. Capable of handling up to two PCIe lanes in a given PCIe application, these new switches are ideally suited for circuit design engineers working with third generation PCIe."

Pricing and Availability

Toshiba’s new two-lane SPDT switches are available now. Budgetary pricing begins at $0.60 with volume discounts available.

*About Toshiba Corp. and TAEC

Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), discrete devices, advanced materials, medical tubes, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components that make possible today’s leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, enterprise solutions and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's fifth largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2012 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, April, 2013). Toshiba Corporation was founded in 1875 and today has over 554 subsidiaries and affiliates, with 210,000 employees worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at


Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications.

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