December 9, 2014
Latest ApP Lite™ devices integrate ARM® Cortex®-A9 core for enhanced device performance
SAN JOSE, Calif., — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced the latest additions to its TZ2000 series of ApP Lite™ application processors. The TZ2100 group of high-performance processors utilizes a single 600MHz ARM® Cortex® -A9 core with a floating point unit (FPU), parallel camera and external bus interfaces to deliver enhanced audio and image processing and improved data security for intelligent communications applications.1
"As our connected world continues to expand thanks to the Internet of Things, information related to our lives is increasingly linked through cloud-based networks, creating a host of new requirements related to processing and protecting that data," said Saba Sharifi, vice president business development, Logic LSI Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC. "With this new group of ApP Lite devices, sound and image communications can be securely processed at high speeds, making them well suited for applications such as smart appliances, industrial CPUs, panel-control systems and machine-to-machine [M2M] communication modules."
The new TZ2100 ApP Lite processors feature a secure boot system with encryption capability to help protect against data hacking and falsification. The devices can accommodate 16-bit-wide DDR3-800/DDR3L-800 (low-power) memory modules, and the 1MByte of integrated SRAM processes operation code and data during program execution without requiring external DRAM. An external expanded bus interface is included to enable the use of externally connected memories for some applications. Other key features include power-saving technology for long-term data backup and real-time clock operation, and configurable pins that allow device specifications to be customized in order to support a wide range of applications.
Samples of TZ2100 ApP Lite processors will be available this month. Mass production is slated to start in June 2015.
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, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs), discrete devices, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers, wireless components, mobile peripheral devices, advanced materials and medical tubes that make possible today's leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, industrial applications, enterprise solutions 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 sixth largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2013 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, April 2014). Founded in Tokyo in 1875, Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
1As compared to the previous TZ2000 device generation.
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.
ApP Lite is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation. ARM and Cortex are registered trademarks of ARM Ltd..
APIC 14 734