Two starter kits for web applications host the Toshiba TZ5000 Application Processor Lite (ApP Lite) series. By providing various drivers for Internet applications using HTML5, the RBTZ5000-2MA-A1 and RBTZ5000-6MA-A1 starter kits enable users to introduce embedded development environments, for IoT (Internet of Things), streaming media and other content-rich consumer devices.
Both kits feature processors with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore /ARM NEON CPU with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and an embedded IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO baseband engine for WiF connectivity. Both provide drivers for video playback using Wireless LAN and HDMI output, with the RBTZ5000-2MA-A1 on Ubuntu Linux, and the RBTZ5000-6MA-A1 on an Android 4.4 platform.
The RBTZ5000-2MA-A1includes a general-use board with expanded I/O for various peripherals, such as cameras or microphones. The RBTZ5000-6MA-A1, developed for transmission of audio, video and other media for streaming delivery, has a stick-type board suitable for streaming media devices. In addition, by incorporating various optional units, the kit enables improved development efficiency for a broad range of devices targeting the IoT market.
Toshiba TZ5000 series are application processors integrated with NAND flash memory and are baseband engine compliant with the next-generation high-speed wireless LAN standard IEEE 802.11ac. The product line combines high-speed wireless LAN features capable of delivering high-quality movie experiences with NAND flash memory in a single package to enable user programs and large-volume data to be kept in temporary storage. The reduced number of parts and decreased footprint make it suitable for small-form-factor designs.
The TZ5000 ApP Lite starter kit samples will begin shipping in October 2014.
Toshiba Electronics Europe; www.toshiba-components.com