According to a press release, Toshiba claims to have reduced the power consumption of its ARM Cortex-based microcontrollers (MCUs) upto 60 per cent by integrating a newly developed embedded flash memory process based on a 65nm logic process. With the following process, Toshiba expects the devices to achieve power consumption of less than 100µA/MHz, as stated in the release.
The first product group will be the TMPM3H, that will be based on ARM Cortex-M3 core. It will be a small package device with 32-100 pins and flash memory capacities of 32-128kbyte. Adding further, the release mentions that as a part of its microcontroller plans, Toshiba will embed a non-volatile memory (NVM) that adopts single-poly multi-time programmable cells on its 130nm logic process technology.