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Published on : Jan 29, 2015

Recently, Toshiba has added to its line two ARC Cortex M4F based microcontrollers of the series TX04. These two microcontrollers called TMPM475FDFG and TMPM470FDFG are able to operate at two non-brush DC motors simultaneously.

These two microcontrollers are aimed to satisfy the demands of consumers for more efficient motors and add the vectoring technology to make sure a high-level efficient motor control. The microcontroller called TMPM475FDFG also further integrates a technology called CAN - Controller Area Network, which is required to use in specialist factory automation systems. These two chips are quite ideal for a host of uses which range to several industrial applications in home appliances such as fridges, washing machines and air conditioning units.

In addition, the two microcontrollers TMPM475FDFG and TMPM470FDFG are based on the ARM Cortex M4F which can operate to a capacity of 120 Mega Hertz. These chips incorporate two modules, and each consist of a programmable motor drive, 12 bit AD converter and also vector engine, which ensures the simultaneous and efficient of two non-brush containing DC motors which are from a single chip.

With a dimension of 14 mm by 14 mm, the LQFP100 package houses both the chips TMPM475FDFG and TMPM475FDFG and offer an operating voltage which ranges from 4.5 volts to 5 volts.

Previously, ARM developed functional safety documentation for its Cortex R5 processor aimed towards automotive application. According to ARM, this was going to help them speed the path to global safety standard compliances. These processors offered a quite rich set of fault detection and control features.