Tokyo, Japan - Toshiba Corporation launched a new application processor for wearable devices. The TZ1041MBG is the latest addition to its ApP Lite family TZ1000 series for the Internet of Things (IoT). The new processor incorporates a Bluetooth v4.1 controller and processor, which is capable of capturing data from external sensors connected via various I/Os, such as I2C, UART, SPI and ADC, and flash memory to save data.
The TZ1041MBG meets the increasing market demand for IoT devices that can support multiple external sensors, Toshiba said. “Data processing and storing of multiple sensing targets required for IoT devices are executable simultaneously by the new processor.”
In addition, the TZ1041MBG can perform as a Bluetooth hub for collecting, processing and storing data. The automatic reconnection function is said to improve the operating efficiency and usability of the user system by using “Low Duty Cycle Directed Advertising, a new function supported by Bluetooth ver. 4.1 that enables automatic reconnection when a known device comes within the communication area covered by a hub.”
Like other TZ1000 series devices, the TZ1041MBG integrates a low power design feature that allows it to change supply voltage in response to the processor frequency, making it suitable for wearable products that require long operating hours, Toshiba said. Sophisticated software algorithms also are supported for the TZ1000 series, such as Activity Monitoring, PPG (Photoplethysmography) Monitoring and ECG (electrocardiography) Monitoring, which provides a total system solution for wearable products.
Applications include wearable devices, such as activity monitoring products, smart watches, bracelet and glasses-type devices, and IoT devices.
Availability: Sample shipments will start in October and mass production is scheduled for January 2016.
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