Toshiba’s Arm® Cortex®-M4-based Microcontrollers with Built-in Timers and Communication Channels Achieve High-Speed Data Processing

Toshiba: The M4G Group (1) microcontrollers based on the Arm(R) Cortex(R)-M4 core with FPU (Photo: Business Wire)

TOKYO--()--Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (“Toshiba”) has added the M4G Group (1) to its TXZ™ Family of Arm® Cortex®-M-based microcontrollers for office automation (OA) equipment, audio-visual (AV) equipment, and industrial equipment. Mass-production will start with selected products and then expanded.

The M4G Group (1) is based on the Arm Cortex-M4 core with FPU. It incorporates high-performance analog circuits, a wide range of timers and communication channels, and is available in a rich lineup of packages, from 100 to 177 pins, with onboard flash memory ranging from 512KB to 1536KB. Operating frequency is up to 160MHz.

In addition to high-precision analog circuits that include a 12-bit AD converter (up to 24 channels) with a 1.0μs conversion speed, and an 8-bit DA converter (2 channels), the M4G Group (1) incorporates two DMA controllers: a high-speed DMA controller and a multi-function DMA controller. Both realize low power consumption and advanced functions, while incorporating highly versatile peripheral circuits, such as serial memory interface (SMIF), UART, I2C, TSPI, and timers, and support for large-scale systems.

The AD converter allow selection of two sampling periods with arbitrary channels, contributing to a reduction of impedance adjustment parts in large-scale systems that require multiple sensors. A built-in interlinking function for timers, UART, and TSPI, and an interval sensor detection circuit (ISD), contribute to reduced loads in software processing.

Toshiba plans to release groups of microcontrollers for communication control in high-speed data processing, and devices equipped with high-precision analog circuits for control of low- to medium-speed motors. The company continues to expand the TXZ family to meet the needs of the motor control and global sensing market.

  • Applications
    Multiple applications: OA equipment including MFPs, AV equipment, and industrial equipment.
  • Main features
    • High-performance Arm Cortex-M4 core, operating at up to 160MHz
      Based on the global standard Arm Cortex-M4 core.
    • A comprehensive lineup of memory and package variations
      A wide lineup of memory and package variations covers application in diverse products.
    • General-purpose microcontrollers equipped with diverse interfaces and communication channels, suitable for MFPs and AV equipment that require high-speed data processing.
  • Outlines and main specifications
Product series   TXZ4 Series
Product group M4G Group (1)
CPU core Arm Cortex-M4
Maximum operating frequency 160MHz
Internal oscillator 10MHz(±1%) *1
Built-in memory   Flash (code) 512K to 1536KB
Flash (data) 32KB
  RAM 130K to 194KB
I/O port 91 to 155
Communication function UART 4 to 8 channels
TSPI 5 to 9 channels
I2C 3 to 5 channels
Serial memory interface (SMIF) 1 channel
  CEC 1 channel
12-bit AD converter (ADC) Channel input 16 to 24 channels
  Minimum conversion time 1.0μs
8-bit DA converter (DAC) 2 channels
Advanced programmable motor driver (A-PMD) 1 channel

3-phase complementary PWM output: resolution: 12.5ns

Emergency stop function by external input

Timer Used as 32-bit timer: 14 channels
Used as 16-bit timer: 28 channels
Interval sensor detection circuit 1 to 3 units
Long term timer 1 channel
Remote control signal processor (RMC) 1 to 2 channels
Real time clock (RTC) 1 channel
Watchdog timer (WDT) 1 channel
DMA controller (DMAC) 43 to 47 channels /3 units
Operating temperature range -40 to +85℃
Supply voltage 2.7 to 3.6V
Number of pins 100 to 177 pins
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• Customer support materials

We have prepared materials to help customers select appropriate products.

Datasheets   Explanations of functions and operations, pin assignment and electrical characteristics for each product group. Specifications to support customers applying to actual systems.   Download from the product information page


Details of built-in functions (IPs) of products. Specifications allowing customers to check detailed functions of individual IP, such as the clock control/motor control circuit and AD converter, in unit of register. Download from the product information page


A CMSIS driver sample and sample program that can check operation on an evaluation board. Source codes, and projects for IAR EWARM and Keil MDK are available.

Download from the application note and sample program page


Sample program manual.

Documents are available in unit of function (IP).

Download from the product information page


Customers can check functional features on the evaluation board through actual operation.

Available at ChipOneStop

Video clip  

A video introduction to evaluation boards.



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Release Summary

Toshiba adds Arm(R) Cortex(R)-M4-based microcontrollers for audio visual and industrial equipment that achieve high-speed data processing.


Media Inquiries:
Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
Digital Marketing Department
Chiaki Nagasawa
Tel: +81-3-3457-4963