Toshiba Launches High-Current Output Chipset for Free Positioning Wireless Charging

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Toshiba WPC Qi Chipset

Toshiba WPC Qi Chipset

Toshiba America Electronic Components today announced its free positioning wireless charging chipset  consisting of a high-efficiency power transmitter and receiver for charging smartphones and other mobile products anywhere on the battery charging pad. The Toshiba chipset is fully compliant with the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Qi interface specification, A4, A8, A12 and A14. It includes the TB6865FG power transmitter and TB6860WBG receiver and features a two-coil control architecture for cost-effective battery charging. The position of a mobile device is detected by the TB6865FG and only one of the coils is energized for charging, thereby preserving efficiency and allowing product freedom of placement. As a result, end users can place a Qi-capable mobile product on a Qi-compliant charging surface and achieve up to 74 percent efficiency across a majority1 of the charging area. In addition, the design flexibility of the TB6865FG allows the control of two coils, so two mobile products can be charged simultaneously.

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Toshiba Announced the Availability of Excite 10 SE tablet Powered by Android 4.1

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Toshiba Excite 10 SE Jelly Bean Tablet

Toshiba Excite 10 SE Jelly Bean Tablet

ToshibaAmericatoday announced the availability of the Excite 10 SE tablet, a multimedia-rich tablet with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, powered by Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. The Excite 10 SE offers an affordable option for people looking for a powerful and versatile tablet for the home, starting at only $349.99 MSRP.The Excite 10 SE features Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, which improves on the simplicity and usability of Android 4.0. Moving between customizable home screens and switching between apps is effortless, while the Chrome browser and new Google Now intelligent personal assistant and Voice Search apps makes surfing the web fast and fluid.

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Toshiba Starts Distribution of Smartphone App for “FlashAir”, the SDHC Memory Card with Embedded Wireless LAN Communications

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Toshiba FlashAir App

Toshiba FlashAir App

Toshiba Corporation has created and is distributing an application that simplifies and enhances wireless data transfers between smartphones and “FlashAir“, the SDHC memory card with embedded wireless LAN functionality. The app, “FlashAir”, is currently available free of charge for Android devices through Google Play and an iOS version is scheduled for launch in spring next year. The app makes wireless connections between Android devices and the Card easier and quicker to execute. A list of files and folders stored on the card are displayed and they can be downloaded selectively or as a batch. “FlashAir” is an SDHC Memory Card that incorporates a wireless LAN chip set plus antenna for wireless communications. The Card supports wireless sharing and transfers of photos from digital cameras to smartphones and tablets. “FlashAir” was launched inJapan in March this year and is a hit with consumers.


Toshiba Announces 13 Mega Pixel, 1.12 Micrometer, CMOS Image Sensor With Color Noise Reduction That Improves Image Quality

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Toshiba America 13 MP CMOS Image Sensor

Toshiba America 13 MP CMOS Image Sensor

ToshibaAmericaannounced a new 13 mega pixel, 1.12 micrometer, CMOS image sensor delivering high-image quality equivalent to a 1.4 micrometer pixel image sensor. Toshiba implemented back side illumination (BSI) technology and integrated color noise reduction (CNR) to develop its newest CMOS image sensor that fits into an 8.5mm x 8.5mm size camera module and enables high-quality pictures even in low-light conditions. The miniaturization of pixel size impacts performance of light sensitivity and signal to noise ratio (SNR) in today’s 1.12 micrometer pixel image sensors. BSI technology helps improve sensitivity, but falls short on elevating image quality. Leveraging its innovation and technology expertise, Toshiba developed its newest CMOS image sensor with BSI and CNR integrated on the sensor to address both low-light sensitivity and SNR. As a result, the Toshiba CMOS image sensor provides approximately 1 ½ times higher SNR value than a 1.12 micrometer pixel image sensor with no CNR feature allowing manufacturers to deliver products with high-quality imagery, even in low-light conditions.

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