First Look: Toshiba to Start Mass Production of ApP Lite Processor Family IC for Wearable Apps

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation announced recently that mass production has commenced for TZ1201XBG, the latest addition to its line-up of ApP Lite application processors for IoT devices, including wearables.

The compact TZ1201XBG graphics processor is based on a high-performance 32-bit ARM Cortex®-M4F processor capable of operating at 96MHz (up to 120MHz with overdriving).

Combining the ARM core with on-chip power management gives the TZ1201XBG a low power consumption of 70μA/MHz in active mode. With a 350mAh battery and an always-on display this enables around one month between charges in second watch applications – and two months for minute watches.

“With 2.2MB of embedded high-speed SRAM, an advanced LCD controller and 2D graphics accelerators, the TZ1201XBG provides a powerful platform for alpha-blending, drawing, rotating, texturing and resizing images, and for on-the-fly color conversion,” a provided statement explains. “The fully-featured processor offers integrated support for either an HVGA (480×320) display at 30fps or a QVGA display (320×240) at up to 60fps.”

To read the complete announcement, click here.

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