Toshiba launches application processors targeting IoT biz

Toshiba announced launch of TZ1031MBG and TZ1011MBG application processor for wearable devices to provide solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Shipment of the TZ1031MBG will start this month and mass production is scheduled to start in May. For, TZ1011MBG shipment will start this month and mass production is scheduled to start in June.

Embedded World 2015 is starting from 24th February in Nuremberg, Germany both these ICs will be showcased there.

There has been increased in the demand for wearable devices as there is explosion of interest in services that monitors the duration and level of physical activity to promote exercise, improve nutrition and help prevent disease related to lifestyle.

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The TZ1031MBG and TZ1011MBG application processors are based on the TZ1001MBG processor released in November 2014.

The package integrates sensors for data collecting, processor for data processing, includes flash memory for data storage and a Bluetooth controller for data transmission. The new processors are equipped with the same capabilities but expand functionality through a gyroscope added to the TZ1031MBG and a gyroscope and magnetometer to the MZ1011MBG.

Toshiba says that small form factor will enable wearable devices to reduce in size and are designed for low power performance and is essential for securing a longer battery life for wearable devices.

Toshiba is also expanding its line-up of systematic solution, TZ1000 series, by developing software algorithms that can be applied to measuring weak biomedical signals, such as pulse and ECG.

Toshiba is providing an evaluation environment for developers to shorten the time to market for products integrating its application processors.

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