|[February 04, 2013]
TOSHIBA Develops High Speed NANO FLASH(TM)-100 Flash Memory for ARM Core Based Microcontrollers
TOKYO --(Business Wire)--
Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it has developed NANO
FLASH™-100 much faster access for embedded microcontrollers, based on
Toshiba's (News - Alert) original NANO FLASH™.
The rich functionality and high speed capabilities of embedded
microcontrollers require much flash memory with much faster access
rates. Toshiba has recognized and responded to this by developing NANO
FLASH™ which merges two features: high speed programming, based on NAND
flash memory cell device technology; and NOR flash memory circuit
technology. Toshiba has subsequently brought this high level performance
to its original microcontrollers and to ARM (News - Alert) core-based microcontrollers.
Now, as more users use ARM core-based microcontrollers, there is an
emerging need for greater speed and large memory capacities. NANO
FLASH™-100 is highly suited to this arket.
The newly developed NANO FLASH™-100 achieves a zero-wait cycle during
random access at 100MHz operation (note 1), the industry's top class.
This allows the core in ARM-based microcontrollers to fully utilize
the superior performance and code density of applications requiring
high speed and large capacity memory.
Using the ultra low power technology of NANO FLASH™ microcontrollers,
a wide range of high speed, low power applications developments are
Toshiba will follow up on its first NANO FLASH™-100 product,
TMPM440F10XBG, with additional ARM core-based products and will continue
the proactive development of flash memory technologies for embedded
Note 1: Based on Toshiba's research in flash memory for embedded
microcontrollers (as of January 2013)
Note 2: ARM and Cortex are
trademarks or registered trademarks of ARM Limited in the EU and other
Note 3: NANO FLASH is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider
and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems.
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businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail
solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors,
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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 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and
annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit
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