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Toshiba Announces Low Power Control Technology for Wearable Devices with Multiple Sensors

Toshiba today announced the development of an innovative low power control technology for microcontrollers supporting multi-sensor wearable devices. Applied to an activity monitoring application using Toshiba’s TZ1001MBG microcontroller (MCU), the new control technology achieves a 31% reduction in power consumption. Toshiba’s technology reduces the frequency of the mode transition by gathering the separate data acquisitions from multiple sensors which get data at their own regular intervals. In this way, the number of mode transitions can be decreased; hence the reduction of power consumption from mode transitions is achieved.

Toshiba will continue to research this technology toward achieving practical applications in a few years and providing an ultra-low power platform for wearable devices. The development will be announced at COOL Chips XVIII in Yokohama, Japan, on April 15, 2015.

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