Toshiba Starts Sample Shipments of New Microcontrollers for Motor Control Applications Including MFPs and Printers

Toshiba: ARM Cortex(TM)-M4F-core-based New Microcontrollers for Motor Control Applications (Photo: Business Wire)

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TOKYO--()--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.

Key Features of New Products

  • CPU: Cortex™-M4F; Maximum operating frequency is 120MHz
  • Two different memory size: 1.5Mbytes and 1.0Mbytes
  • Two different package line-up: 176 pins and 144 pins
  • A wide variety of communication functions: 20 serial interface channels and a 20-channel 12-bit A/D converter
  • Remote control circuits and CEC1 for audio-video systems

Applications

Motor control applications, such as MFPs and Printers; audio-video systems and digital consumer electronics; office equipment; and PC peripheral equipment.

 

Sample Price and Schedule

Part Number   ROM (Flash)   SRAM   Package   Sample
Name (Size)   pins   pin pitch Price

(Tax Included)

  Schedule
TMPM462F15FG 1.5Mbytes 193Kbytes LQFP
(20 x 20mm)
176 0.4mm 1000 Yen November 2013
TMPM462F10FG 1.0Mbytes 900 Yen
TMPM461F15FG 1.5Mbytes 144 0.5mm 900 Yen
TMPM461F10FG   1.0Mbytes           800 Yen  
 

Note
[1]: CEC: Consumer Electronic Control. CEC is one of the serial interfaces connecting audio-video equipments.

* ARM is a registered trademark and ARM Cortex is a trademark of ARM Limited in the EU and other countries.

For more information about the product, please visit:
http://www.semicon.toshiba.co.jp/eng/product/new_products/micro/1328431_37659.html

For Toshiba's ARM Core-based Microcontroller, please visit:
http://www.semicon.toshiba.co.jp/eng/product/micro/lineup/1273886_39415.html

Customer Inquiries
Mixed Signal IC Sales and Marketing Department
Tel: +81-44-548-2821

Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

About Toshiba

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

Contacts

Media Inquiries:
Toshiba Corporation
Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Takashi Mochizuki, +81-3-3457-4963
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp

Release Summary

Toshiba launches a new series of ARM Cortex™-M4F-core-based TX04 series microcontrollers, "TMPM462F15FG", "TMPM462F10FG", "TMPM461F15FG" and "TMPM461F10FG", for motor control applications.

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Contacts

Media Inquiries:
Toshiba Corporation
Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Takashi Mochizuki, +81-3-3457-4963
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp