SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced the latest addition to its TZ1000 family of ApP Lite™ application processors for wearable devices. The TZ1021MBG processor is housed in a smaller, thinner package than the first product in the series, the TZ1001MBG, launched earlier this year. Toshiba is showcasing the new ApP Lite processor later this week at Electronica 2014 in Munich.
"Products in this family are designed to help makers of Internet of Things (IoT)-ready wearables, such as smart watches, bracelets, glasses and rings, as well as activity monitors, make their devices as small, lightweight and power-efficient as possible," said Nalini Ranjan, senior business development manager, Logic LSI Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC. "This newest ApP Lite device is especially well suited for use in low-power wearables requiring high power efficiency  with basic wireless connectivity requirements, making it an attractive option from a cost perspective, as well."
The TZ1021MBG features a high-performance embedded ARM® Cortex®-M4F, up to 48Mhz CPU with digital signal processing and floating point processing, allowing for sophisticated fusion of data from multiple sensors, both internal and external, and improve device accuracy. In addition, the new device includes 8 Megabits of Flash memory, Power management for companion devices (e.g., sensors, Bluetooth®), an analog front end (AFE) with multiple analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), and a range of common connectivity I/Os, including USB™, SPI, I2C, GPIO and UART.
Samples of the TZ1021MBG ApP Lite processor will begin shipping this month. Mass production is slated to start in March 2015.
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1. High power efficiency = device operates at low level of microwatts per Dhrystone millions of instructions per second (μW/DMIPS)
ApP Lite is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation. ARM and Cortex are registered trademarks of ARM Ltd. Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. USB is a trademark of Universal Serial Bus Implementers Forum, Inc.
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