TOKYO, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba Corporation today announced the
world's first microcontroller dedicated to supporting the SD memory card
standard and the simplified design of high-capacity digital audio players.
The new 16-bit Complex Instruction Set Computer (CISC) incorporates an SD
memory card controller that supports interfacing between an application
platform and an SD memory card. It also integrates a Universal Serial Bus
(USB) controller, enabling direct downloads to SD memory cards from PCs
equipped with a USB port. Integrated with either of Toshiba's TC94A02F,
digital signal processor, the new LSI enables configuration of a total
solution for SD digital audio player design.
The SD memory card is fast establishing itself as the memory card of
choice in applications that require high levels of data security. Chief among
these are SD digital audio players offering copyright protection in line with
the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI). Other applications include
reader-writers that download data from PCs to SD memory cards.
Samples of the new LSI will be available from the fourth quarter of 2001,
at a sample price of US$20. Mass production will start in the first quarter
Advances in compression technology for digital audio are fueling demand
for digital audio players combining advanced copyright protection with a high
storage capacity. The NAND-flash-memory-based SD memory card offers the
optimum solution, and demand for products supporting SD is expected to take
off dramatically as content suppliers advance plans for music distribution
over the Internet. The new microcontroller meets market demands for a price
competitive, low power device that integrates both SD and USB controllers.
Part Number: TMP91CM26XB
Package: Fine Ball Grid Array (FBGA)-144-pin
Core: TLCS-900/ L1
Operating Voltage: 3.0 - 3.6V
Minimum Execution Time: 111 nanosecond (ns) (USB, 12Mbit/second)
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