Press Release - TOSHIBA Semiconductor & Storage Products

Toshiba Introduces Smartwatch Reference Model with Integrated Motion and
Activity Sensors
New TZ1001 Smartwatch Reference Model features Bluetooth® Low Energy
connectivity and Qi Wireless Charging
Düsseldorf, Germany, 4th March, 2015 – Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has launched
a new Smartwatch Reference Model, with enhanced sport, activity and lifestyle features.
Built around the TZ1001MBG ApP LiteTM application processor, it provides developers with
an ideal starting point for designing future smartwatches for sport watch applications.
The TZ1001 Smartwatch Reference Model enables designers to evaluate the function and
performance of advanced software and technologies developed for wearable devices. Fitted
with an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and optical pulse sensor, to measure
motion, movement and heartbeat, the Reference Model provides an ideal structure for
prototyping devices aimed at the active-lifestyle and wellbeing sectors.
The Reference Model follows the launch of the TZ1001MBG, a single package application
processor with integrated accelerometer sensor for data collecting, a processor for data
processing, flash memory for data storage, and a Bluetooth® Low Energy controller for data
communication. Integration of these features makes it possible to create compact,
lightweight wearable devices that do not require any additional components.
Battery life being crucial to wearable devices, the TZ1001 Smartwatch Reference Model has
been specifically designed for low power performance and is fitted with a Bluetooth Low
Energy controller to ensure effective communication with smartphones and tablets. The
smartwatch reference model is equipped with a Toshiba Wireless Power Receiver IC
TC7764WBG and Toshiba Fast Charger IC TC7710AWBG for quick and simple WPC Qi
wireless charging in addition to a micro USB port.
With the Toshiba Healthcare Solution Development Platform (HcSDP), a sample user
interface and companion Android sample app, developers are able to run applications that
monitor heart rate and physical activity as well as providing management for Bluetooth
communication, wireless charging and power usage.
* ApP Lite is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
*Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Smart Ready are registered trademarks owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Toshiba uses them under license.
About Toshiba Electronics Europe
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation,
which is ranked among the world’s largest semiconductor vendors. TEE offers one of the industry's broadest IC
and discrete product lines including high-end memory, microcontrollers, ASICs and ASSPs for automotive,
multimedia, industrial, telecoms and networking applications. The company also has a wide range of power
semiconductor solutions as well as storage products including HDDs, SSDs, SD Cards and USB sticks.
TEE was formed in 1973 in Neuss, Germany, providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales and now has
headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, with branch offices in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United
Kingdom. TEE employs approximately 300 people in Europe. Company president is Mr. Takashi Nagasawa.
For more company information visit TEE’s web site at
About Toshiba
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and
electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community
Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products &
Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People,
Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and
Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and
comfortable society.
Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated
companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63
To find out more about Toshiba, visit
Contact details for publication:
Toshiba Electronics Europe, Hansaallee 181, D-40549 Düsseldorf, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 211 5296 0
Fax: +49 (0) 211 5296 792197
E-mail: Solution Marketing: [email protected]
Contact details for editorial enquiries:
Henning Rausch, Toshiba Electronics Europe
Tel: +49 (211) 5296 117
E-mail: [email protected]
Issued by:
Andrew Town / Matt Wilkinson, Pinnacle Marketing Communications Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8429 6546 / +44 (0) 20 8429 6548 Fax: +44 (0) 20 8868 4373.
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March 2015
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