Toshiba Sample Software Package Expands Microcontroller Development Tools Ecosystem

– Sample software for M4K MCUs now works out of the box with SEGGER Embedded Studio as well as Arm Keil MDK and IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm –

September 05, 2023

MCU Tools & Software

IRVINE, Calif.--Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (“Toshiba”) has announced new microcontroller (MCU) sample software for SEGGER Embedded Studio users. The new release extends the software package for the company’s M4K group of MCUs, which is ready to use out-of-the-box with Arm® Keil® MDK, IAR Embedded Workbench® for Arm, and now SEGGER Embedded Studio®.

The M4K MCUs are based on the Arm® Cortex®-M4 core with floating-point unit, operating up to 160MHz. Variants are available from 128KB to 256KB code flash and 32KB data flash with 100K write-cycles endurance, 24KB SRAM, and 64-pin to 100-pin package options.

The software package provides the essential drivers and sample code developers need to interact with MCU peripherals, permitting a fast start to new projects and helping accelerate completion. The package includes low-level drivers with a well-defined API and examples for all on-chip peripherals. These samples include software to configure the analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for voltage measurements, control the communication interfaces (UART, SPI, I2C) for various data transmission scenarios, show how the code and data flash memory is used for storage and data protection, and manage other peripherals including the digital noise filter, watchdog timer, oscillator-frequency detection and trimming, and cyclic redundancy check (CRC) function.

The M4K MCUs contain special features for motor-control applications, including a high-resolution encoder input, three advanced programmable motor control circuits, and Toshiba’s advanced vector engine plus (A-VE+) making these MCUs ideal for both sensored and sensorless applications including those requiring advanced Field Oriented Control (FOC). These features are accessed for development through Toshiba’s dedicated environment, MCU Motor Studio, which comprises a PC-based development environment and firmware for popular motor control techniques and fault protection.

The M4K group peripheral sample software package is ready to download from Toshiba's website. The software is delivered as fully developed and tested source code.

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About Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., is the US based electronic components business of Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation. TAEC offers a wide variety of innovative hard disk drive (HDD) products and semiconductor solutions for data center, automotive, industrial, IoT, motion control, telecom, networking, consumer, and white goods applications. The company’s broad portfolio encompasses enterprise and consumer HDDs integrated wireless ICs, power semiconductors, microcontrollers, optical semiconductors.

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.

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