New Toshiba Microcontroller Offers Largest On-Chip SRAM In Its Class

June 27, 2013

Device Ideal for Complex Systems Needing to Process and Store Large Amounts of Data

Toshiba TMPM36BF10FG

SAN JOSE, Calif., – Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today launches its newest TX03 Series microcontroller (MCU), the TMPM36BF10FG . Based on an ARM® Cortex®-M3 CPU core, the TMPM36BF10FG offers the largest on-chip memory in its class with1MB flash ROM and 258KB SRAM including 2KB of backup memory.1 This newest addition to the Toshiba TX03 MCU family supports a wide variety of applications that need to process and store large amounts of data such as energy management systems (EMS), motor control equipment, communication devices, monitors, printers, point-of-sale (POS) terminals and other industrial equipment.

"Demand for larger on-chip memories in microcontrollers is growing dramatically with the development of more sophisticated and complex applications that require much more code, as well as data storage and management," says Andrew Burt, vice president of the Analog and Imaging Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC." One notable emerging growth area is EMS which must handle data measurement, analysis and automated transmission to remote locations–this requires a microcontroller with more embedded memory such as delivered in the new Toshiba TMPM36BF10FG."

The TMPM36BF10FG has a large-capacity memory and a range of serial interfaces required for integrating measurement and communication systems into one chip. The 258KB of embedded SRAM stores system information and a wide range of measured data enabling implementation of middleware and a real-time operating system. The MCU also supports complex data processing such as data privacy protection for communication systems.

In addition, the TMPM36BF10FG incorporates a multi-purpose timer for controlling power devices, like motor applications, so 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 uses a supply voltage from 2.7V to 3.6V (single supply). Even with its large memory size and many peripherals, the power consumption of the TMPM36BF10FG is just two-thirds that of similar Toshiba MCUs.

The TMPM36BF10FG MCU is pin compatible with the Toshiba TMPM36BFYFG MCU, announced in April 2013, with 256KB flash and 66KB SRAM. Depending on required memory size, either MCU can be selected for a system without having to re-design the printed circuit board.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for the TMPM36BF10FG is $6.00 (U.S.) in 1K piece quantity. Mass production is scheduled to begin in September 2013.

*About TAEC

Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, discrete devices, displays, advanced materials, medical tubes, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components that make possible today's leading cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's fifth largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2012 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, April, 2013). Toshiba Corporation was founded in 1875 and today has over 554 subsidiaries and affiliates, with 210,000 employees worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at

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1Data sources using the ARM Cortex-M3 core-based microcontroller equipped with a 1MB flash ROM. Research by Toshiba Semiconductor & Storage Product Company in May 2013.

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 or from your TAEC representative.

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