Infineon’s EXCELON F-RAM non-volatile memories now available

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Infineon Technologies has announced the commercial availability of its new 8- and 16-Mbit EXCELON F-RAM memories.

Said to be the industry’s highest density serial F-RAMs, the 8- and 16-Mbit EXCELON F-RAM (Ferroelectric RAM) memories have been developed to address the non-volatile data-logging requirements of next-generation automotive and industrial systems to help prevent data loss in harsh operating environments.

These memories feature a wide voltage operation from 1.71 V to 3.6 V, support up to 54-MBps of data throughput over a low-pin count interface, and are available in a RoHS-compliant, 24-ball FBGA package.

“With the increase of automation and the rapid growth of connected sensors, datalogging requirements are driving the need for higher density memories that capture data reliably and instantly in the event of a power loss,” said Ramesh Chettuvetty, who heads the RAM product line at Infineon’s Automotive Division. “Our EXCELON F-RAM products offer superior performance and reliability for mission-critical data capture, without sacrificing ultra-low power operation, making them ideal for factory automation solutions and automotive event data recorders.”

The EXCELON F-RAM is the next generation of Ferroelectric RAM memory and are able to deliver low power, mission-critical non-volatile memory by combining ultra-low-power operation with high-speed interfaces, instant nonvolatility and unlimited read/write cycle endurance.

According to Infineon, the read and write performance of these serial memories are equivalent to parallel-interface, battery-backed Static RAMs with 35-ns access time. The fast write speeds, improved endurance and energy efficiency make these devices suitable for automotive, industrial and medical applications.