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TOKYO - Wednesday, October 30th 2013
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has launched a new series of ARM Cortex™-M4F-core-based TX04 series microcontrollers, “TMPM462F15FG”, “TMPM462F10FG”, “TMPM461F15FG” and “TMPM461F10FG”, for motor control applications in equipment such as multifunction printers (MFP) and printers. Sample shipments will start in November this year, with mass production scheduled to start in spring 2014.
The development of highly sophisticated motor control applications for equipment such as MFPs and printers requires much more software code, and that in turn creates a requirement for microcontrollers with large-capacity memory, multiple communication channels, and interfaces with high-resolution sensors.
The new microcontrollers integrate a maximum of 1.5Mbyte flash ROM, 193Kbyte SRAM, 20 serial interface channels, and a 20-channel high-resolution 12-bit A/D converter. This secures motor control with a single microcontroller, without any need for external memory and I/O expander ICs, lowering materials requirements and costs. Integration of a large-capacity memory increases data transfer rates, improving processing performance.
The product line-up offers different memory sizes and pin counts, allowing selection to meet system requirements.
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Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm
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