TOKYO -- March 11, 2015 --Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of a new microcontroller, “TMPM311CHDUG”, as the latest addition to its ARM® Cortex®-M3-based TX03 series. The microcontroller is designed for smart meter applications. Sample shipments will start in April, with mass production scheduled to start in September, 2015.
A power measurement analog front-end (AFE) for single-phase and three-phase smart meters requires simultaneous high-precision current measurement, voltage measurement and power calculation. A 24-bit delta-sigma(∆Σ)-type AD converter incorporated in the new product enables high-precision current measurement, voltage measurement and power calculation at the same time. This ensures the realization of high-end smart meters.
- Smart meters
- Measuring equipment
Key Features of New Products
- Built-in four-channel 24-bit ΔΣ-type AD converter: Measures current and voltage simultaneously, with high precision. The allowance for measurement error of single-phase power calculation is within 0.1 %.
- Three-phase power meter solution: Simultaneous current and voltage measurement for up to eight channels is supported by using two units of the microcontroller in an interlocking manner.
- Built-in low-noise variable gain amplifier in each conversion channel of the 24-bit ΔΣ-type AD converter: Enables high-precision measurement for current from a current sensor. This supports both power calculation meter and various sensor equipment.
- Built-in temperature sensor: Enables various temperature corrections.
- In combination with “TMPM411F20”, which incorporates two Cortex-M4F cores and performs measurement and communication controls on one chip, and enables tamper detection in the power failure and interrupt detection for measurement and communications at super-low power consumption, “TMPM311CHDUG” can realize a smart meter system that integrates measurement and communication on a board.
|Part number ||TMPM311CHDUG |
|Sample price (tax included) ||300 yen |
|CPU ||ARM® Cortex®-M3 |
|Maximum frequency ||20MHz |
|Internal memory ||SRAM 21 Kbytes |
|Operating voltage ||2.7 to 3.6 V |
|24-bit ∆Σ AD converter || |
• Built-in variable gain amplifier for each channel
Variable gain: x1, x2, x4, x8, x16
• 1 channel is also used as an input of the internal temperature sensor.
|μDMA controller ||1 unit |
|16-bit timer ||5 ch |
|Interrupt input ||2 ch |
|SSP ||1 ch |
|SIO/UART ||1 ch |
|Temperature sensor ||1 ch |
|Package ||LQFP48 (7mm x 7mm, 0.5mm pitch) |
|Note ||DMA: Direct Memory Access |
1 Kbyte is calculated as 1024 bytes.
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