Toshiba Launches ARM Cortex-M3-Based Microcontrollers

Toshiba Corporation’s semiconductor & storage products Toshibacompany has announced ‘M3H group’ microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M3 core. The microcontrollers add to the company’s TXZ family, a new family of products fabricated with embedded flash memory process based on the 65nm logic process.

Sample shipments of 30 products in the M3H group will start in May 2016, while the mass production of the first products to be released will start in January next year. Products in the M3H group are Toshiba’s first microcontrollers to use the 65nm flash embedded logic mixed process.

The M3H group line-up includes low-pin-count packages (32 to 100-pin) and small flash memory sizes (32KB to 128KB).

Integrated features include a high-precision 12-bit AD converter with an 8-bit DA converter; Toshiba’s programmable motor control circuit (PMD) suitable for inverter motor control, including AC motor and BLDC motor control; and versatile general-purpose peripheral circuits including UART, I2C, TSPI, and timers.

Toshiba continues to expand the line-up of TXZ family to meet the needs of the motor control and global sensing market, and aims to launch 500 products by 2020.