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Toshiba Unveils TZ5000 ApP Lite™ Starter Kit For Web Application Development

Fully integrated kits shorten time to market for streaming media, IoT and other devices

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced the RBTZ5000-2MA-A1 and RBTZ5000-6MA-A1 starter kits for development of web applications using the Toshiba TZ5000 Application Processor Lite (ApP Lite™) series. By providing various drivers for rich Internet applications using HTML5, the fully integrated kits enable users to easily introduce embedded development environments – and thus speed time to market – for IoT (Internet of Things), streaming media and other content-rich consumer devices.

The Toshiba TZ5000 ApP Lite™ Starter Kit speeds development of IoT, streaming media and other content-rich consumer devices.

"Development of varied embedded development environments requires easier debugging for improved performance and power management," said Nalini Ranjan, senior business development manager, Logic LSI Business Unit at TAEC. "With these starter kits, Toshiba has created a solution that accommodates these requirements while allowing customers to quickly and easily implement the TZ5000 processors for high-demand multimedia applications, using their OS of choice."

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 WiFi® 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, features 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 fast-growing IoT market.

Introduced in February 2014, the 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, in one package, a high-speed wireless LAN feature capable of delivering a high-quality movie experience and NAND flash memory, which keeps user programs and large-volume data 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.

*About TAEC
Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide.  A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs), discrete devices, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers, wireless components, mobile peripheral devices, advanced materials and medical tubes that make possible today's leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, industrial applications, enterprise solutions and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's sixth largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2013 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, April 2014). Founded in Tokyo in 1875, Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at

ApP Lite is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation. ARM, Cortex, and NEON are registered trademarks of ARM Ltd.  Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Toshiba Corporation under license. Wifi is a registered trademark of the Wifi Alliance. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. Ubuntu is a registered trademark of Canonical Ltd. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. HDMI is a registered trademark of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and/or other countries.

Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice.



Lisa Gillette-Martin

Deborah Chalmers

MCA Public Relations

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

Tel.: (650) 968-8900, ext. 115

Tel.: (408) 526-2454

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