Toshiba introduces APP Lite processor family

Toshiba today introduced the latest additions to its TZ1000 series of ApP Lite  processors targeting the Internet of Things (IoT).

Toshiba launched the TZ1001MBG and TZ1021MBG, which integrate sensors, an ARM Cortex-M4F processor, 8Mbit Flash memory and a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communication controller and 3-axis accelerometer in a single package, providing the essentials for a small-scale IoT device.

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The new application processors further expand sensing functionality, adding a 3-axis gyroscope to the TZ1031MBG and a 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis magnetometer to the TZ1011MBG.

The new processors are designed for the low-power performance essential to securing a longer battery life for wearable devices.

The ARM core with DSP and floating-point processing unit allows combining data from multiple sensors, both internal and external, to improve accuracy.

The processors have 24-bit high-resolution delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with high-speed switches connected to three input channels, making them capable of measuring weak biomedical signals such as pulse rate and the heart’s electrical activity.

The BLE controller and RF circuit allows transfer of raw and processed data to external equipment, such as smartphones and tablets.

Sample shipments of the TZ1031MBG and TZ1011MBG ApP Lite processors will start this month. The devices are scheduled to begin mass production in May and June, respectively.


Vishal Kawadkar


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