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RS introduces F-RAM development board from Cypress

RS Components is shipping an easy-to-use and inexpensive development kit that will enable engineers to evaluate the high-performance Excelon Ultra QSPI F-RAM memory technology from Cypress Semiconductor.

There are many demanding requirements for robust memory performance in terms of cycling endurance and data retention for industrial systems operating in harsh environments. Combining non-volatile data storage, fast write speed and 100 trillion cycle write endurance, Cypress' F-RAM memory technology enables systems to instantly capture, log, and retain sensor data and system-state information in the event of power loss.

Cypress’ Excelon F-RAM technology is intended for deployment in a variety of industrial applications including industrial automation, data logging, motor control, programmable logic controllers, point-of-sale, test and measurement, and smart meters.

The main board of the CY15FRAMKIT-002 development kit integrates a 4-Mbit (512Kx8) Excelon-Ultra Quad-SPI F-RAM. Offering an operating voltage range from 1.8V to 3.6V, the board supports efficient low pin-count, high-speed interfaces.

The board has Morpho headers for SPI- and QSPI-mode operation, which also enables evaluation using the ST NUCLEO-L433RC-P microcontroller evaluation board. In addition, the board works with any Arduino UNO R3 compatible boards for SPI mode operation.

Additional features of the board include an –40 to +85˚C industrial-grade operating range; hardware protection with a write-protect pin; software block protection; and embedded ECC (Error-Correcting Code).

Author
Neil Tyler

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