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Toshiba Develops the TMPM36BFYFG, a New CORTEX™-M3 Core-Based Microcontroller
ME Newswire / Business Wire

TOKYO - Wednesday, April 3rd 2013

Toshiba (TOKYO:6502) today announced the latest addition to its TXO3 series of ARM® core-based microcontrollers, the TMPM36BFYFG. The new device improves on basic performance and cuts power consumption to 2/3 that of Toshiba's previous products. Mass production will begin in November, 2013.

Development background:

Toshiba started its first Cortex™-M3 core-based microcontroller, TMPM330FDFG, in 2009. Since then, the company has focused on developing product groups that incorporate specific designs for a variety of applications.

As the functionality and performance of embedded applications has improved, the need for designs offering memory scalability, rich interface functions and lower power consumption has grown.


In addition to standard peripheral IP enhancements, TMPM36BFYFG consumes only 2/3 of the power requirements of equivalent products, the result of a review of the internal design. The TMPM36BFYFG can contribute to reducing energy consumption of the entire system through bus architecture optimization. The new microcontroller is an ideal system controller for home appliances, control instruments and the sub-systems of computer peripherals, office automation equipment and automated factory machinery, as it is equipped with a rich communications interface, a multi-purpose timer for motor control and IGBT control. Toshiba will expand its line of dedicated products with the new device.


White goods, health-care equipment, computer peripherals, monitors, communication equipment, printers, point-of-sale terminals, home energy management system and industrial machinery are just a few of the potential applications of the TMPM36BFYFG.

Outline and Features

Product number


Sample price

(included tax)

500 yen

Production start time

November 2013

Schedule production quantity

One million per month

Main specifications

CPU: Cortex™-M3 Maximum operating frequency: 80MHz On-chip memory: Flash 256Kbytes, SRAM 66Kbytes Communication I/F: I2C/SIO 3 channels, SIO/UART 4 channels,

Full UART 2 channels, SPI 3 channels DMA: 32 channels (2 units) 16-bit timer: 8 channels Multi-purpose timer: 4 channels (Three-phase PWM control and IGBT control) AD converter: 12-bit successive-approximation type 16 channels (1µsec conversion) Remote control reception: 1 channel (block reception supported) External memory bus: available (multiplex connection 8 bit/16 bit) Real-time clock: 1 channel Watchdog timer: 1 channel Power-supply voltage: 2.7V through 3.6V (single power supply) Package: LQFP100 (14mm x 14mm, 0.5mm pitch)


DMA: Direct Memory Access

The calculated size for 1KB is 1024bytes.

For more information on this product, visit the following links:

Note 1: Toshiba's ARM Core-Based Microcontroller

Note 2: ARM, ARM Cortex, Thumb and ARM Cortex-M3 are trademarks or registered trademarks of ARM Limited

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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