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Toshiba Launches Application Processors Supporting Wireless Communication of High Quality Video

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of the “TZ5000 series” of application processors supporting wireless communication of high quality video, as the latest addition to its ApP Lite™. Sample shipments will start in May, with mass production scheduled to start in September, 2014.

Toshiba: "TZ5000 series" of ApP Lite(TM) processors supporting wireless communication of high qualit ...

Toshiba: "TZ5000 series" of ApP Lite(TM) processors supporting wireless communication of high quality video (Photo: Business Wire)

Increasingly, delivery of video and audio over the internet (OTT: Over The Top1) requires set top boxes and similar equipment to receive the service and distribute contents to PCs and smartphones via wireless LAN. The “TZ5000 series” application processors integrate a baseband function compliant with IEEE802.11ac, the standard for high speed wireless LAN, and also incorporate 32Gbit NAND flash memory in a single package. This secures a broad bandwidth connection, which is often limited when each component is individually mounted on a PCB, and also reduces mounting area, contributing to downsizing of equipment.

The series also adopts an original low power design, reducing power consumption and heat generation when processing multimedia applications, such as HTML5, which usually imposes a heavy load to the CPU.

Key Features

  • Broadband connection with wireless host devices
    The bandwidth of connections between devices is often limited when they are connected through PCI Express® or SDIO interfaces. The “TZ5000 series” achieves broadband connection by incorporating an IEEE802.11ac baseband engine, CPU, and memory into a single package.
  • Multi chip package with 32Gbit NAND flash memory
    32Gbit NAND flash memory and a dedicated memory controller are incorporated into the package, securing fast boot of software, such as the operating system, and high speed data access. It is secure against falsification of data or hacking attacks because the program area is built into the package.

About ApP Lite™

Recently more and more devices are connected to the internet. ApP Lite™ (Application Processor Lite) does not simply feed raw data to the cloud, such as images captured by sensors and audio, but also carries out efficient signal processing and extract necessary data through image recognition, contributing to reductions of data loads.


OTT tuners, IP media box, wearable devices, digital signage equipment, and thin client devices2


Key Specifications of New Product

Part Number   TZ5000MBG   TZ5001MBG

Secure Boot System

Not supported



Embedded IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO Baseband
Engine (Ensigma™ C4500)

Flash Memory Embedded 32Gbit MLC NAND
CPU Dual-core ARM® Cortex®-A9 MPCore / NEON™ ~1.2GHz
GPU PowerVR™ SGX540
VPU PowerVR™ VXD395
Graphics Engine

1080p@60fps Multi Format Decoder, IPC, Scalar,
Rotator, Composer

High-Speed I/O  



[1] Image content or services delivered via the internet.
[2] A thin client is a dedicated device with limited functions in a client server system.

* PCI Express is a trademark or a registered trademark of PCI-SIG.
* ARM, Cortex and NEON are trademarks or registered trademarks of ARM Limited in the EU and other countries.
* ApP Lite is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
* Ensigma and PowerVR are trademarks or registered trademarks of Imagination Technologies Limited.
* Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.
* HDMI is a registered trademark of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and/or other countries.
* MIPI is a registered trademark of MIPI Alliance, Inc.
* All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

For further information about this product, please visit:

Customer Inquiries:
Logic LSI Marketing & Engineering Department
Tel: +81-44-548-2753

Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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