Toshiba has unveiled its latest Mips-based reduced instruction set computer (Risc) microprocessor, designed for use in networked consumer digital information devices.
The 64bit processor is based on the firm's TX49/H3 core and is fabricated with 0.13-micron complementary metal oxide semiconductor process technology.
It operates at a maximum frequency of 300MHz and comes with either a built-in Ethernet Media Access Control or a Nand Flash Memory interface.
The company said its processor could reduce costs and increase performance in networked home electronics products because of its on-chip Ethernet capability, as currently available products employ a two-chip configuration consisting of an Ethernet Controller and separate CPU.
"Based on our overall strategy to target the digital information home electronics market, we have developed a new 64bit Risc microprocessor," said Shardul Kazi, vice president of the TX-Risc Business Unit at Toshiba America Electronic Components.
"This single-chip solution ... enables our customers to accelerate processing in the digital information and networking market segments with smaller device size, reduced power and reduced system cost."
Sample shipments are scheduled to start next month, the company said.
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