Microcontrollers are based on 8-bit CPU core.

Press Release Summary:

Series TMP89FS60UG/FG general-purpose microcontrollers combine 60 Kb SuperFlash® memory and 3 Kb internal RAM with interfaces for serial communications, 10-bit analog-to-digital converter, and analog IP blocks providing voltage-level detection and power-on reset functions. Units operate at 4.5-5.5 V at 8 MHz and 2.7-5.5 V at 4.2 MHz. Featuring 56 I/O ports, devices are suited for portable digital products as well as applications requiring large-capacity ROM.

Original Press Release:

Toshiba Launches First Microcontroller Based on New 8-Bit CPU Core

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 22 // -- Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)* today announced the introduction of its first product based on the new Toshiba 8-bit TLCS-870/C1 CPU core. Designated TMP89FS60UG/FG, the new general-purpose microcontroller (MCU) combines 60 Kbytes of SuperFlash(R) memory with various interfaces for serial communications, a 10-bit analog-to-digital converter and analog IP blocks that provide voltage-level detection and power-on reset functions. The new core can process one instruction cycle in a single clock cycle, enabling faster processing at lower frequencies, reduced noise and lower power consumption compared with the previous Toshiba 8-bit core. The new device is well suited for a wide range of applications from small-scale applications, such as portable digital-consumer products, to large-scale applications requiring large-capacity ROM, such as air conditioners, washing machines, and other white goods.

"The first product based on our new TLCS-870/C1 core, the TMP89FS60UG/FG MCU embodies a new concept of 8-bit MCUs," said Roland Gehrmann, business development manager in the ASSP Business Unit at TAEC. "Our next-generation TLCS-870/C1 Series 8-bit MCUs with SuperFlash technology are customer-driven solutions that offer low power, low voltage, large-capacity memory and high- speed processing comparable to that of 16-bit devices. The highly integrated TMP89FS60UG/FG helps reduce system cost by incorporating a voltage-detection circuit, a power-on reset circuit and an on-chip debug function." Mr. Gehrmann explained that the on-chip debugger enhances development efficiency by enabling software-version upgrades in the field as well as debugging on mass-production boards. He added that the core is binary compatible with previous Toshiba 8-bit MCU cores, allowing existing software resources to be used. When used in combination with a Toshiba C compiler, high code efficiency can be achieved.

Technical Specification Summary

Part Number TMP89FS60UG/FG
8-bit MCU

Power Supply Voltage 4.5V to 5.5V at 8MHz
2.7V to 5.5V at 4.2MHz

Maximum Operating Frequency 8MHz with a minimum
instruction time of 125ns at 4.5V
to 5.5V

Internal ROM Size 60 Kbytes Flash memory

Internal RAM Size 3 Kbytes

I/O Ports 56

Serial Interface UART/SIO: 2 channels
UART: 1 channel
I2C Bus/SIO: 1 channel
Up to 2 SIO channels can be used

Timers/Counters 4 channels x 8-bit
2 channels x 16-bit

Analog-to Digital Converter 16 channels x 10-bit

Analog Functions Voltage-detecting circuit with two
voltage levels detectable, reset or
interrupt selectable
Power-on reset circuit

Other Built-in Functions Built-in pull-up resistors
On-chip debug function

Package TMP89FS60UG: 64-pin plastic
LQFP 10mm x 10mm with
0.5mm pitch
TMP89FS60FG: 64-pin plastic
QFP 14mm x 14mm with 0.8mm

Pricing and Availability

Samples of TMP89FS60UG/FG are available now and volume production is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2007. TMP89FS60UG/FG is priced at $4.50 each in 10,000-piece quantities.

*About TAEC

Combining quality and flexibility with design engineering expertise, TAEC brings a breadth of advanced, next-generation technologies to its customers. This broad offering includes memory and flash memory-based storage solutions, a broad range of discrete devices, displays, medical tubes, ASICs, custom SOCs, microprocessors, microcontrollers and wireless components for the computing, wireless, networking, automotive and digital consumer markets.

TAEC is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corp. (Toshiba), Japan's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's fourth largest semiconductor manufacturer. In more than 130 years of operation, Toshiba has recorded numerous firsts and made many valuable contributions to technology and society. For additional company and product information, please visit TAEC's website at chips.toshiba.com. For technical inquiries, please e-mail Tech.Questions@taec.toshiba.com.

Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications. In developing designs, please ensure that Toshiba products are used within specified operating ranges as set forth in the most recent Toshiba product specifications and the information set forth in Toshiba's "Handling Guide for Semiconductor Devices," or "Toshiba Semiconductor Reliability Handbook." This information is available at www.chips.toshiba.com, or from your TAEC representative.

All trademarks and tradenames used herein are the properties of their respective holders. SuperFlash technology is licensed from and is a registered trademark of Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.

Source: Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

CONTACT: Judy Kahn, +1-650-948-8881, judith.kahn@comcast.net, for Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.; or Deborah Chalmers of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., +1-408-526-2454, deborah.chalmers@taec.toshiba.com

Web site: chips.toshiba.com/

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