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Toshiba Expands Embedded Flash Microcontroller Product Line With New 16-Bit and 32-Bit Devices


Introducing Toshiba's First 16-Bit SuperFlash(R)-Based Microcontroller With On-Board LCD Controller

Cost-Effective Devices Suit Diverse Applications, Including Consumer and Industrial Products

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 4 // -- Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)* today announced the broadening of its embedded flash microcontroller (MCU) product line with the addition of two new 16-bit MCUs and a new 32-bit MCU based on SuperFlash(R) technology. TMP91FW40FG is Toshiba's first 16-bit SuperFlash-based MCU to incorporate an LCD controller and was designed for electronic metering and similar applications that require 16-bit performance to drive an LCD display. TMP91FW60FG/DFG is a 16-bit device that offers a combination of 128 Kbytes of flash memory and 8 Kbytes of RAM plus 5 volt (V)-compliance, making it ideal for robust industrial and white goods applications. TMP92FD23AFG/ADFG is a 32-bit MCU that incorporates 512 Kbytes of flash memory and 32 Kbytes of RAM, making it well suited for many industrial applications, such as vending machines and industrial control. Mask ROM versions of these devices are also available.

"Toshiba Corporation, a world leader in MCUs with one of the largest product portfolios available, has expanded its MCU product offering with these latest cost-effective 16- and 32-bit MCUs based on SuperFlash technology," said Roland Gehrmann, business development manager in the ASSP Business Unit at TAEC. Since the company introduced its first 8-bit MCU with SuperFlash memory in April 2004, it has continued to roll out new devices that satisfy a wide range of applications.

The low-voltage, low-power consuming TMP91FW40FG 16-bit MCU combines 128 Kbytes of flash memory and 4 Kbytes of RAM with an anti-hypertensive-type LCD driver that can directly drive from 8 to 40 segments x 4 commons. The high-speed MCU is based on Toshiba's ultra-low-power TLCS-900/L1 processor core and operates with voltages between 2.2V and 3.6V. The minimum instruction execution time is only 148 nanoseconds (ns) at 27 megahertz (MHz). Overall power consumption is further reduced by a dual clock and three standby modes, including a programmable idle option. It also offers an integrated 4-channel 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a 4-channel 8-bit timer, a 3-channel 16-bit timer and a real-time clock with a calendar function. I/O functions include a 4-channel SIO/UART and 61 I/O ports. Packaging is a compact 100-pin LQFP package with dimensions of 14mm x 14mm with 0.50mm pitch. A mask ROM version (TMP91CW40FG) is also available.

The TMP91FW60FG/DFG 16-bit MCU combines 128 Kbytes of flash memory and 8 Kbytes of RAM. This low-power MCU is based on Toshiba's TLCS-900/L1 processor core, and has operating voltage of 4.5V to 5.5V and a minimum instruction execution time of 200ns at 20MHz. It also provides an integrated 16-channel 10-bit ADC, a 6-channel 8-bit timer, a 5-channel 16-bit timer and a real-time counter. I/O functions include a 3-channel SIO/UART, 2-channel I2C/SIO and 83 I/O ports. As well, it incorporates 6 banks of program-patch logic. Packaging options consist of a 100-pin LQFP package with dimensions of 14mm x 14mm with 0.50mm pitch (TMP91FW60FG) or a 100-pin QFP package with dimensions of 14mm x 20mm with 0.65mm pitch (TMP91FW60DFG). A mask ROM version (TMP91CW60FG/DFG) is also available.

The TMP92FD23AFG/ADFG 32-bit MCU combines 512 Kbytes of flash memory and 32 Kbytes of RAM. The high-speed, high-performance MCU is based on Toshiba's TLCS-900/H1 processor core and operates with voltages between 3.0V and 3.6V. The minimum instruction execution time is only 50ns at 20MHz. It also offers an integrated 12-channel 10-bit ADC, a 6-channel 8-bit timer, a 2-channel 16-bit timer and a real-time counter. I/O functions include a 3-channel SIO/UART (IrDA version 1.0 interface mode selectable), a 2-channel I2C interface, and 84 I/O ports. Additional on-board memory includes 4 Kbytes of mask ROM for booting; external memory expansion to 16 Mbytes is fully supported. Packaging options consist of a 100-pin P-LQFP package with dimensions of 14mm x 14mm with 0.50mm pitch (TMP92FD23AFG) or a 100-pin P-QFP package with dimensions of 14mm x 20mm with 0.65mm pitch (TMP92FD23ADFG). A mask ROM version (TMP92CY23FG/DFG) is equipped with 256 Kbytes of ROM and 16 Kbytes of RAM and has a built-in ROM correction function.

About Toshiba's SuperFlash Implementation

Toshiba's SuperFlash implementation can be programmed much faster than many alternative flash technologies. The availability of three distinct programming modes -- parallel, serial PROM, and in-system programming (ISP) -- provides pre- and post-production programming flexibility. ISP mode allows upgrades and fixes in the field under control of the user program. This removes the need to switch off the output to an LCD panel or active output controls.

Pricing and Availability

Samples of all of these devices are available now and they are in volume production. TMP91FW40FG is priced at $6.00 in 10,000-piece quantities, TMP91FW60FG is priced at 6.00 in 10,000-piece quantities, and TMP92FD23AFG is priced at $9.00 in 10,000-piece quantities.

Technical Specification Summary

Part TMP91FW40FG TMP91CW40FG TM91FW60FG/DFG
Number 16-bit MCU 16-bit MCU 16-bit MCU
Flash Memory Mask ROM Flash Memory
Version Version Version

Internal 128 Kbytes 128 Kbytes 128 Kbytes
ROM Size Flash Memory Mask ROM Flash Memory

Internal 4 Kbytes 4 Kbytes 8 Kbytes
RAM Size

I/O 61 61 83

Serial 4 channels 4 channels 3 channels x UART/SIO
Port x UART/SIO x UART/SIO 2 channels x I2C

Timer 4 channels x 8-bit, 4 channels x 8-bit, 6 channels x 8-bit,
3 channels x 16-bit 3 channels x 16-bit 5 channels x 16-bit
RTC (Real-Time RTC (Real-Time RTC (Real-Time
Clock) Clock) Counter)

A/D
Converter 4 channels x 10-bit 4 channels x 10-bit 16 channels x 10-bit

LCD
Controller 40 segments x 4com 40 segments x 4com No

Package 100-pin P-LQFP 100-pin LQFP TMP91FW60FG:
14mm x 14mm, 0.50mm 14mm x 14mm, 0.50mm 100-pin LQFP
pitch pitch 14mm x 14mm,

0.50mm pitch
TMP91FW60DFG:
100-pin QFP
14mm x 20mm,
0.65mm pitch

Part TM91CW60FG/DFG TMP92FD23AFG/ADFG TMP92CY23FG/DFG
Number 16-bit MCU 32-bit MCU 32-bit MCU
Mask ROM Flash Memory Mask ROM
Version Version Version

Internal 128 Kbytes 512 Kbytes 256 Kbytes
ROM Size Mask ROM Flash Memory Mask ROM

Internal
RAM Size 8 Kbytes 32 Kbytes 16 Kbytes

I/O 83 84 84
8 channels x 8 channels x
key-on wakeup key-on wakeup

Serial 3 channels x 3 channels x 3 channels x
Port UART/SIO UART/SIO UART/SIO
2 channels x I2C (IrDA version 1.0 (IrDA version 1.0
(115kbps) (115kbps)
mode selectable) mode selectable)
2 channels x I2C 2 channels x I2C

Timer 6 channels x 8-bit, 6 channels x 8-bit, 6 channels x 8-bit,
5 channels x 16-bit 2 channels x16-bit 2 channels x16-bit
RTC (Real-Time RTC (Real-Time RTC (Real-Time
Counter) Counter) Counter)

A/D 16 channels x 12 channels x 12 channels x
Converter 10-bit 10-bit 10-bit

LCD
Controller No No No

Package TMP91CW60FG: TMP92FD23AFG: TMP92CY23FG:
100-pin LQFP 100-pin P-LQFP 100-pin P-LQFP
14mm x 14mm, 14mm x 14mm, 14mm x 14mm,
0.50mm pitch 0.50mm pitch 0.50mm pitch
TMP91CW60DFG: TMP92FD23ADFG: TMP92CY23DFG:
100-pin QFP 100-pin P-QFP 100-pin P-QFP
14mm x 20mm, 14mm x 20mm, 14mm x 20mm,
0.65mm pitch 0.65mm pitch 0.65mm pitch

*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: http://www.toshiba.com/taec

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