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TMCNet:  Toshiba Launches Multi-function ARM® Cortex®-M0-core-based Microcontroller with Low Pin Count

[August 26, 2014]

Toshiba Launches Multi-function ARM® Cortex®-M0-core-based Microcontroller with Low Pin Count

TOKYO --(Business Wire)--

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of a new microcontroller, "TMPM037FWUG", as the latest addition to its ARM (News - Alert)® Cortex®-M0-core-based TX00 series. The microcontroller is designed for motor control applications in equipment such as MFPs (multifunction printers) and printers. Sample shipments start today.

Toshiba: Multi-function ARM(R) Cortex(R)-M0-core-based microcontroller "TMPM037FWUG" with low pin co ...

Toshiba (News - Alert): Multi-function ARM(R) Cortex(R)-M0-core-based microcontroller "TMPM037FWUG" with low pin count (Photo: Business Wire)

The development of highly sophisticated motor control applications in equipment such as MFPs and printers requires various functions, including multiple communication channels that can communicate with the main control device and peripheral devices, interfaces for reading numerical values from sensors, and a timer function that can output pulses to control a motor, such as a stepping motor or DC motor.

While having a lower pin count, the new microcontroller integrates a 6-channel serial interface, an 8-channel 10-bit A/D converter and a 10-channel timer with a Programmable Pulse (News - Alert) Generator (PPG). This eliminates the need for parts such as interface extension ICs and also contributes to lower manufacturing cost. The microcontroller also has a bit-band processing function that supports access and control of specific bits. This increases bit manipulation efficiency and allows optimization of the product's small-capacity flash memory.

Using the same ARM® Cortex®-M-core as the TX03 and the TX04 series, TMPM037FWUG can improve efficiency and reduce the cost by sharing the development tools for the main control device of medium to large systems.

Applications

  • MFPs and Printers
  • Consumer electronics
  • Digital equipment
  • Factory automation equipment

Key Features of the New Product

  • CPU:ARM® Cortex®-M0 ; Maximum operating frequency is 20 MHz
  • Low pin count: 64 pins
  • 8-channel 10-bit AD converter, which can convert signals from various sensors.
  • 5-channel SIO/UART, which can communicate with the main control device and the peripheral devices.
  • 10-channel 16-bit timer, which can be used for controlling motors such as stepping motors and DC motors.



 

Main Specifications

Part number   TMPM037FWUG

Sample price (Tax included)

300 yen
Main
specifications
  CPU ARM® Cortex®-M0
Maximum
operating frequency
20MHz
Internal

memory

Flash 128 Kbytes
SRAM 16 Kbytes

Operating
voltage
2.3V to 3.6V
10-bit ADC (News - Alert) 8 ch
DMA 1 unit
16-bit timer 10 ch
SIO/UART 5 ch
I2C 1 ch
Package Type(size) LQFP64 (10mm x 10mm)
Pins 64
Pin pitch 0.5mm
Note   DMA: Direct Memory Access

Calculated based on a formula of 1KB equals 1,024 bytes.

 

For more information about the new product, please visit:
http://www.semicon.toshiba.co.jp/info/lookup.jsp?pid=TMPM037FWUG&lang=en

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

*ARM and Cortex are registered trademarks of ARM Limited (or its subsidiaries) in the EU and/or elsewhere.

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 Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, "Committed to People, Committed to the Future", Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing "Growth Through Creativity and Innovation", and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today's Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion).

To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm


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