Ramtron introduces 4Mb non-volatile FRAM memory.
Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a developer and supplier of non-volatile ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) and integrated semiconductor products, launched on Monday (12 March) a 4Mb FRAM memory module.
According to the company, the FM22L16 is a 4Mb, 3V, parallel non-volatile RAM in a 44-pin thin small outline plastic (TSOP) package that features fast access and low power consumption.The FM22L16 is pin-compatible with asynchronous static RAM (SRAM) and targets industrial control systems such as robotics, network and data storage applications, multi-function printers, auto navigation systems and other SRAM-based system designs.
The FM22L16 is organised as a 256K x 16 non-volatile memory, accessed with an industry-standard parallel interface.Access time is 55 nanoseconds with 110 nanoseconds cycle time.The device reads and writes at bus speed for NoDelay writes with endurance of at least 1e14 (100tn) writes and 10-year data retention, the company claims.
Unlike standard asynchronous SRAMs, the FM22L16 does not require a battery for data backup and is resistant to moisture, shock and vibration. It operates from 2.7V to 3.6V over the industrial temperature range of -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C.
Engineering samples of the FM22L16 are available now.Limited volumes of the FM22L16 are planned for Q3 of 2007, with full volume production scheduled for Q4 2007.Pricing starts at USD19 for quantities of 10,000 units.
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