Toshiba Launches ARM® Cortex®-A9 Based Application Processors with Enhanced Sound and Image Data-Mining and Security Functions
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Toshiba Launches ARM® Cortex®-A9 Based Application Processors with Enhanced Sound and Image Data-Mining and Security Functions

TOKYO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 28, 2014Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of three new application processors, the “TZ2100 group,” as the latest additions to its ApP LiteTM family’s ARM® Cortex®-A9-based “TZ2000 series”.

Toshiba: ARM(R) Cortex(R)-A9 Based Application Processors "TZ2100 Group" with Enhanced Sound and Ima ...

Toshiba: ARM(R) Cortex(R)-A9 Based Application Processors "TZ2100 Group" with Enhanced Sound and Image Data-Mining and Security Functions (Photo: Business Wire)

The “TZ2100 group” are high performance application processors supporting enhanced sound and image data-mining, communications and security functions. Sample shipments will start from mid-December, with mass production scheduled to start in June, 2015.

Recent advances in big data are making it easier to sift through huge volumes of data and to develop services that provide users with greater value and convenience. These advances require higher performance application processors that support secure communication and provide timely processing of text, sound and images. “TZ2100 group” devices can operate at a maximum frequency at 600MHz, a rate supporting high speed processing. They are ideal for a wide range of products such as the embedded devices that will realize the Internet of Things (IoT), handheld devices, and industrial equipment.

Toshiba will also launch development starter kits for the “TZ2100 group” from December on, comprising a reference board and device driver. These will support a simple prototype development and evaluation environment for diverse applications.

Key Features of New Products

About ApP LiteTM

The IoT will see more and more devices connected to the internet and to each other. Increasingly, functions to process a wide variety of data from simple text to data-heavy audio and visual sources effectively and to transfer them safely are required. ApP LiteTM (Application Processor Lite) microprocessors are ideal for such processing.


Industrial equipment, home appliances, amusement devices, education equipment


Main Specifications of New Products

Part Number   TZ2002XBG   TZ2003XBG   TZ2100XBG   TZ2101XBG   TZ2102XBG

ARM® Cortex®-A9 MPCore
L1I Cache: 16KByte
L1D Cache: 16KByte

ARM® Cortex®-A9 MPCore
L1I Cache: 32KByte, L1D Cache: 32KByte
L2 Cache: 128KByte

Max Operating Frequency 200MHz 300MHz 600MHz
FPU(Floating Point Unit) Not integrated Integrated
Secure Boot System Control, Encrypt Data Function Non-supported Supported Non-supported Supported Non-supported

32KByte SRAM(for Back-up)

DRAM Controller


External Extended Bus Interface Unintegrated

Address: 27bit, Data:32bit

2D Graphic Engine Toshiba original graphics accelerator
LCD Controller

WVGA (800×480 pixel) 60fps, 24bit Parallel I/F

High Speed Interface Controller USB2.0 host interface, USB2.0 device interface, 10/100 Ethernet MAC
Peripheral Functions DMA controller, Timer/Counter, RTC

UART×4, I2C×5, I2S×2, SPIB×4, PWM×5, 12bitADC×4, SDIO×2, eMMCx1, GPIO

Camera I/F, UART×4, I2C×4, I2S×2, SPIM×7, SPIB×2,PWM×6, 12bitADC×4, SDIO×3, eMMCx1, GPIO
Power Supply Voltage Core=1.1V, I/O=3.3V Core=1.1V, I/O=3.3V
Package LFBGA 280pin

15mm×15mm, 0.8mm pitch

LFBGA 310pin

16mm×16mm, 0.8mm pitch

Production Status   Mass production   Mass production from June 2015

* ARM and Cortex are registered trademarks of ARM Limited (or its subsidiaries) in the EU and/or elsewhere.
* ApP Lite is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
* All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

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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 Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion).
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