Low power device with integrated LCD controller and LCD Accelerator, touch screen and image sensor interface will operate from -20°C to +85ºC
January 15, 2009 -- Toshiba Electronics Europe has expanded its family of low-power ARMbased microprocessors with an extended temperature device that will suit man machine interface (MMI) and other industrial applications requiring multimedia functionality.
The new extended temperature TMPA910CRBXBG operates from -20°C to +85°C and combines a high-performance 32-bit ARM926EJ-S™ CPU core with comprehensive graphics control and processing functionality and a variety of on-board connectivity and peripheral options.
The new processor features a built-in LCD controller with support for TFT and STN display sizes up to 1024 x 768 pixels and has a touch screen interface that reduces the need for external components in MMI designs. An LCD data processor accelerator (LCDA) delivers image scaling, filtering and blending functions and offers real time processing for movies. The LCDA supports resolutions up to WVGA (800x480).
The TMPA910CRBXBG has a CMOS image sensor interface that simplifies the implementation of applications requiring image capture. Additional connectivity includes SPI, UART, I2C, I2S, and a high-speed USB device (480Mbps).
Toshiba has incorporated 56Kbytes of built-in embedded RAM for program, data and display memory, Boot ROM, and a memory controller that supports SDR and DDR SDRAM. Up to 2.5Gbytes of linear access space can be addressed. An SD host controller supports high-speed mode SD cards with capacities up to 32GB.
The new microprocessor is supplied in a 361-pin FPGA package. Additional built-in peripherals include a 10-bit ADC, a six-channel, 16-bit timer, a watchdog timer, real time clock and alarm functionality.
In addition to extensive software support that includes graphics libraries and embedded operating systems, the new device is supported through the availability of a Starter Kit and Reference Platform that further speed application development and prototyping.
Toshiba Corporation is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products and power systems. The company’s integration of these wide-ranging capabilities assures its position as an innovator in advanced components, products and systems. Toshiba has more than 172,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of over US$54 billion (FY2005).
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European Headquarters for the electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation, which is the world's fourth largest semiconductor vendor according to estimates by Dataquest.
Providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales, TEE was formed in 1973 in Neuss, Germany. The company now has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany and subsidiaries in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Company president is Mr Shikama and the total number of personnel in Europe is around 400.
Toshiba Electronics Europe offers one of the industry's broadest IC and discrete product lines including high-end memory, microcontrollers, ASICs, ASSPs and display products for automotive, multimedia, consumer, telecoms and networking applications. The company also has a wide range of power semiconductor solutions.
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