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Toshiba Launches Vector Engine Embedded Low-pin Count, Wide Pin-pitch Microcontrollers
New addition to the ARM Cortex™-M3 core-based TX03 series makes lower mounting costs possible

TOKYO - Monday, April 15th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it will launch a vector engine embedded microcontroller with a low-pin count and wide pin pitch, which makes lower mounting costs possible, as the latest addition to the ARM Cortex™-M3 (Note1) core-based TX03 series line-up. Mass production of the new product "TMPM372" will start in May 2013.

Toshiba has been developing the M370-group products with its vector engine for motor control and it is now in wide use in applications ranging from consumer products such as white goods to factory automation. As these products fall in price, the cost emphasis will extend beyond the main devices, such as microcontrollers, to include PCBs and related costs, including mounting costs. Flexibly meeting these requirements requires a variety of packages.

The features of the new product "TMPM372FWFG" are the same as the existing vector engine low-pin count product "TMPM372FWUG", but changing the pin-pitch from 0.5 mm to 0.8 mm supports cost-effective flow-soldering. It also makes it possible to use single-layer PCBs and reduces the cost per area to less than half (Note2) that of two-layer PCBs.

Toshiba will continue to make improvements in product performance and to expand its product line-up to meet the needs of customers for package variations meeting diverse mounting requirements.


White goods (such as washing machines, air conditioners and refrigerators), pumps, vending machines and automated teller machines (ATM).

Main Specifications

Part number


Sample price (including tax)

400 yen

Production start

May 2013

Planned quantity of production

One million pieces per month

Main specifications

CPU: Cortex™-M3

Maximum operating frequency: 80MHz

Built-in memory: Flash memory 128Kbytes, SRAM 6Kbytes

Communication I/F: SIO/UART 4 channels,

Vector engine: 1 unit

PMD: 1 channel

Encoder input: 1 channel

16-bit timer: 8 channels

AD converter: 12-bit successive-approximation-type 11 channels

Watchdog timer: 1 channel

Built-in oscillator: 1 unit

Frequency detecting circuit: 1 unit

Power-on reset circuit: 1 unit

Voltage detection circuit: 1 unit

Power-supply voltage: 4.5V to 5.5V (single power supply)

Package: LQFP64 (14mm x 14mm, 0.8mm pitch)


PMD: Programmable Motor Driver

1Kbyte is calculated as 1024 bytes.

Note 1: ARM and Cortex are trademarks or registered trademarks of ARM Limited in the EU and other countries. Note 2: Potential costs associated with general application products. Toshiba data.

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Customer Inquiries: Mixed Signal Controller Group Tel: +81-44-548-2821

Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

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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