| Toshiba's New 8-bit Microcontroller Is Ideal for Small
26 February, 2003
Tokyo--Toshiba Corporation today announced a new 8-bit microcontroller dedicated to system control in small electronic home appliances. The microcontroller integrates a 8-bit CPU core with on-chip memory in a compact package small enough for size-sensitive appliances.
The new microcontroller incorporates 2Kbytes of ROM as one time programmable ROM (OTP) and is ideally suited for small-lot production of differentiated applications. This compact microcontroller includes 2 channels of 8-bit timer and 4 channels of analog-digital converter, the optimized configuration for control of small electronic home appliances such as rice cookers, induction heater cookers, hot water pots and electric razors.
Samples are available now at 200 yen. Mass production is planned to start in March 2003 at a monthly volume of 250,000 units.
The new microcontroller is Toshiba's answer to growing demand for low-priced, high-performance microcontrollers in the market for small home appliances. Based on a high-performance 8-bit CPU core, the microcontroller uses OTP, which improves the turn-around time from application development to product launch. Other distinguishing features include low cost and a compact size, which are realized by the optimization of functions.
|Information in the press releases, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the press announcement,but is subject to change without prior notice.|