Toshiba Corporation has 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, the TJM35420MU, is scheduled to begin in March 2013 for sales to smartphone and tablet manufacturers and to PC peripheral equipment suppliers.
The device 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. Support for other operating systems is being prepared.
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 computing and consumer electronic 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.