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Toshiba Launches Industry's First microUSB Adaptor Module Compliant with the TransferJet™ Close Proximity Wireless Transfer Standard

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) announced it will launch the industry's first1 microUSB adaptor module compliant with the TransferJet™ close proximity wireless transfer technology standard. Mass production of this microUSB adaptor module, TJM35420MU, is scheduled to begin in March 2013 for sales to smartphone and tablet manufacturers and to PC peripheral equipment manufacturers.

Toshiba: Industry's First microUSB Adaptor Module Compliant with the TransferJet(TM) Close Proximity ...

Toshiba: Industry's First microUSB Adaptor Module Compliant with the TransferJet(TM) Close Proximity Wireless Transfer Standard (Photo: Business Wire)

The TJM35420MU is the industry's first TransferJet™ microUSB adaptor module integrating a TransferJet™ transceiver IC, a coupler, an RF filter, peripheral passive parts, and a USB connection circuit. TransferJet™ communications can be implemented in Android™ devices2, such as smartphones and tablets, that have a microUSB port by inserting this module in the port and installing application software for Android™.

TransferJet™-enabled devices can transfer a one-minute high-definition movie in approximately three seconds3. TransferJet™ is expected to be widely adopted for smartphones, tablets, and various other devices. Toshiba will continue to develop and commercialize transceiver ICs and modules compliant with TransferJet™.

Toshiba will showcase, for reference, a tablet equipped with a prototype of this microUSB adaptor module, and a TransferJet™-enabled SDHC memory card, which is under development, at the 2013 International CES, the world's biggest consumer technology-related trade show, to be held from January 8 to 11, 2013, in Las Vegas, U.S.A.

Notes:
1. As of January 8, 2013. Survey by Toshiba
2. Certain Android devices may not support TransferJet™.
3. For calculation, the capacity of a one-minute high-definition movie is assumed to be 128 MB.

Background and objectives

Demand is surging for simple yet high-speed sharing of large multimedia files, such as photos, movies, and audio data among individuals. In view of this demand, Toshiba has commercialize products, including a transceiver IC, a compact wireless module, a microSDIO card, and a USB adaptor module, that are compliant with the TransferJet™ standard for close proximity wireless transfer technology allowing data transfer just by touching two devices together. The latest addition to the line-up is a microUSB adaptor module that can be easily attached to smartphones and other mobile devices.

About TransferJet™

TransferJet™ is a close proximity wireless transfer technology standard promoted by the TransferJet™ Consortium whose membership consists of 45 companies (as of January 8, 2013), including Toshiba. TransferJet™ technology provides simple connection and high-speed data transfer with low power consumption just by selecting on the screen of a device the data file to be transferred and by touching the receiving device with that device. Applications of TransferJet™ technology is expected to expand when combined with various devices and technologies, such as digital signage and Near Field Communications (NFC).

 

Product overview

     
Part number   TJM35420MU
Mass production starts March 2013
Production volume 100,000 units a month
Main specifications   Incorporating TransferJet™-compliant transceiver IC

Built-in RF filter and other RF components

Built-in X’tal

Built-in TransferJet™ coupler

USB host interface

TransferJet™ compliant

Support of Android 3.x/4.x

 

* TransferJet™ is a trademark licensed by the TransferJet™ Consortium.
* Product specifications are under development and are current as of January 8, 2013.
* Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc.

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 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

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