Toshiba Electronics has announced a major strategic expansion of its broad microcontroller product line. The TXZ + series is a series of new 32-bit microcontrollers based on the Arm Cortex processor core.
The series is divided into two types of devices, the first type is TXZxA + advanced microcontrollers manufactured using 40nm CMOS process technology. This series has Arm Cortex-M3 or Cortex-M4 equipped with FPU processor core. The second category is TXZxE + entry-level products, using 130nm CMOS process and using Arm Cortex-M0, Cortex-M3 or Cortex-M4 processor core.
With the introduction of new series of products, the company focused its microcontroller strategy on the industry-standard Arm Cortex processor cores, which are highly energy efficient and suitable for real-time control applications. The device is enriched with the company's original functional IP modules and is well-suited for a mix of target applications, such as household appliances, industrial and motor control applications, and communication and data processing.
The company's new microcontroller series will not only reduce its own power consumption, but also control the connected sensors and actuators more intelligently, thereby significantly reducing system power consumption to meet the growing demand for energy saving. Their enhanced performance and extended operating temperature range up to + 125C will also make it ideal for a variety of applications, including use in harsh industrial environments.