Toshiba Released New Hardware and Software for IoT Solutions

  • Posted on: 12 May 2015
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Toshiba has made available new hardware and Software Development Kits (SDK) for developers and manufacturers of Internet of Things (IOT) solutions. Both are based on Toshiba's proprietary technology ApP Lite TZ1000 series of processors for wearable and Internet of things devices. Together, the kits allow evaluation of devices in an environment closer to that of their final application. With the hardware and software kits vendors will be able to quickly and easily design application processors into their application that will shorten the development cycles.


The package includes the TZ1000 series of ApP Lite devices integrate a sensor, flash memory, an ARM Cotex-M4F processor and a Bluetooth Low Energy controller.

Also available are four new processors in the TZ5000 series of ApP Lite processors again for Internet of Things solutions, based on the ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core CPU. The TZ5010XBG, TZ5011XBG, TZ5021XBG and TZ5023XBG processors use Toshiba's proprietary hardware-based technologies for power management and system integration, which allow them to deliver low power consumption necessary for IoT applications.


Their hardware-based power management technology allows them to enter into a low-power mode much faster and to transit to low-power mode more easily compared to slower software-based power management technology.

The TZ5010XBG and the TZ5011XBG application processors have support high-speed Wi-Fi 802.11ac, graphics and video engine, along with extend CPU performance, memory performance and temperature range, making them suitable for IoT products that require greater data capacity.

The TZ5021XB and TZ5023XBG support specialized low-power mode for mobile devices, and a small package size for IoT applications. Additionally, technology within the TZ5023XBG which allows it executes voice, audio and sensor processing.

In addition, Toshiba has released a general-purpose reference board, Android and Yocto Linux (Yocto Project) Software Development Kits (SDKs), and design guidelines for easy installation of the development environment.