Toshiba brings latest edition to TX00 series of Microcontrollers

Toshiba announced the latest addition to its TX00 series of microcontrollers built around ARM Cortex M0 processor. The new TMPM036FWFG is designed for use in multifunction peripheral (MFP) devices and printers.

Sample shipments of the new TMPM036WFG microcontroller will start in March 2015.

The TX00 series MCUs are well suited for use in the products in which both small and low power consumption are essential and Cortex_M0 is the smallest available ARM processor.

The communication between the main control unit and onboard peripherals units must be there in multifunction peripheral and printer applications.

A timer function is also required that can output pulses to control stepping motors and DC motors. An increase in the number of channels for both functions is key to developing more fully featured MFPs and printers.

Two more communication and four more timer function channels are offered by TMPM036FWFG than Toshiba’s current product offering in this family.

The TMPM036FWFG incorporates an 8-channel communication interface and a 14-channel 16-bit timer. Developers can select the optimum microcontroller from the product family according to the system scale or usage from these two products.

“Developers require MCU brains with high functionality that can cost effectively deliver 32-bit performance and ultra low component count,” said Deepak Mithani, senior director, mixed signal business unit, system LSI group at TAEC.

The TMPM036FWFG’s ARM Cortex-M0 processor allows use of the same development environment system as for Toshiba’s current ARM Cortex M based TX03/TX04 series. This can improve the cost efficiency of system development and enable the device to be designed into other appropriate end products such as consumer electronics and digital and industrial equipment.

The TMPM036FWFG features a maximum operating frequency of 20 MHz, a built-in 8 channel communication interface and a built in 14 channel 16-bit timer. Operating voltage ranges from 2.3 to 3.6V and available internal memory is 128Kbytes of flash and 16Kbytes of SRAM.