Toshiba's New Microcontroller "TMPM36BF10FG" Offers Largest On-chip SRAM in Its Class [1]

Enables complex systems requiring large software and data sets, such as EMS[2]

TOKYO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 28, 2013Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has launched a new ARM Cortex™-M3-core-based TX03 series microcontroller, "TMPM36BF10FG", with 1M byte flash ROM and 258K bytes SRAM. Mass production is scheduled to start in September.

Toshiba's microcontroller "TMPM36BF10FG" with 258KB on-chip SRAM (Photo: Business Wire)

Toshiba's microcontroller "TMPM36BF10FG" with 258KB on-chip SRAM (Photo: Business Wire)

Background

Demand for larger on-chip memories in microcontrollers is growing, in line with the development of more sophisticated and complex applications that require much more code and manage more data. One notable example is applications related to energy management systems (EMS), an emerging growth area, which must handle data measurement, analysis and automated transmission to remote locations—this requires a microcontroller with more embedded memory.

Features

TMPM36BF10FG integrates a large-capacity memory and the range of serial interfaces required for integrating measurement-and-communication systems into one chip. The 258K bytes of embedded SRAM stores system information and a wide range of measured data, and enables implementation of middleware and a real-time OS. It also supports complex data processing, such as data privacy protection for communication systems.

In addition, TMPM36BF10FG incorporates a multi-purpose timer for controlling power devices, such as motor applications, ensuring it can also be applied to system control (such as motor control), office automation equipment and factory automation.

Through optimization of circuit design, the TMPM36BF10FG consumes 2/3 of the power of equivalent products, even with a large memory size and while supporting a wide variety of IPs.

The microcontroller has pin compatibility with TMPM36BFYFG, which has a smaller memory and which is scheduled to start mass production in November 2013. Either microcontroller can be selected for a system, depending on required memory size, without any re-design of the printed circuit board.

Applications

EMS equipment, motor control equipment, communication devices, monitors, printers, POS terminals and general industrial equipment.

 

Main Specifications

Part Number   TMPM36BF10FG    

Sample Price
(Tax Included)

  800 Yen    
Mass Production   September 2013    

Mass Production
Volume

  One million a month    
Features  

CPU:

 

Cortex™-M3

Maximum Operation
Frequency:

64MHz

On-Chip Memory:

Flash 1024K bytes (1M byte)

 

SRAM 258K bytes (including the backup area 2K bytes)

Communication I/F:

I 2 C/SIO 3 channels, SIO/UART 4 channels,

Full UART 2 channels, SSP 3 channels

DMA:

32 channels (2 units)

16-bit Timer:

8 channels

Multi-Purpose Timer:

4 channels (supporting three-phase PWM control and IGBT control)

AD Converter:

12-bit successive approximation type 16 channels (1µsec conversion time)

Remote Control Reception:

1 channel (block receiving)

External Memory Bus:

Available (8-bit/16-bit multiplex connection)

Real Time Clock:

1 channel

Watchdog timer:

1 channel

Supply voltage:

2.7V to 3.6V (single supply)

   

Package:

 

LQFP100 (14mm x 14mm, 0.5mm pitch)

Note  

DMA: Direct Memory Access
1K byte is calculated as 1024 bytes.


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