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September 21, 2012 - Populated with Ramtron F-RAM core memory and integrated products, TWR-FRAM Module offers engineers that develop with Freescale's ARM® Cortex™-based Kinetis® and i.MX, ColdFire®, PowerQUICC™, QorIQ®, and other microcontroller and microprocessor solutions a platform to demonstrate, evaluate, and develop F-RAM into their designs. F-RAM inherently features fast single-cycle and symmetrical read/write speeds, gamma radiation tolerance, and immunity to electromagnetic noise.

Ramtron Announces F-RAM Memory Module for Use with the Popular Freescale Tower System

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Ramtron International Corp.
1850 Ramtron Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO, 80921

Press release date: September 12, 2012

New addition to modular platform speeds development through rapid prototyping with F-RAM in Freescale-based solutions

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO —  Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) and integrated semiconductor products, today announced immediate availability of its new F-RAM memory module (TWR-FRAM) that is compatible for use with Freescale Semiconductor’s popular Tower System development platform. Populated with a superset of Ramtron F-RAM core memory and integrated products, the TWR-FRAM offers engineers that develop with Freescale’s ARM® Cortex™-based Kinetis® and i.MX, ColdFire®, PowerQUICC™, QorIQ®, and other microcontroller and microprocessor solutions an easy-to-use platform to demonstrate, evaluate, and develop Ramtron’s F-RAM into their design solutions.

Ramtron F-RAM core memory and integrated products are ideal for applications that require high data integrity and ultra-low power consumption — aligning perfectly with Freescale’s target markets in automotive, industrial, enabling technologies and networking. F-RAM inherently features high endurance, fast single-cycle and symmetrical read/write speeds, low energy consumption, gamma radiation tolerance, and immunity to electromagnetic noise. The TWR-FRAM is designed to allow users to develop with Ramtron’s complete product line; offering core memory products up to 8 megabits and choice of memory interface (SPI, I2C, or parallel), as well as Ramtron’s processor companions, state savers, and an interface to Ramtron’s wireless memory products, such as the WM72016-6-EVAL, sold separately.

Pricing and Availability
Ramtron’s TWR-FRAM memory module is in stock and immediately available worldwide from Future Electronics, Digi-Key, and Mouser Electronics. The TWR-FRAM is also available for order from other Ramtron/Freescale mutually authorized distributors (such as Alltek, Tokyo Electron Devices, WT Micro, and Farnell). While specifically developed using Freescale’s Kinetis K53 Tower System kit (TWR-K53N512-KIT), the TWR-FRAM module is designed to work as a peripheral module with any Freescale Tower System controller or processor module, forming a complete Tower System assembly. All code and example project files for the TWR-FRAM are built for use with IAR® Embedded Workbench and Keil® µVision4 evaluation-licensed development tools, which are included in the Freescale Tower System development platform and downloadable from and Download more information and TWR-FRAM development tools from A high-resolution product photo of the TWR-FRAM is available from (Select TWR-FRAM from pull-down menu).

The suggested resale price for the TWR-FRAM is $99USD.

About Ramtron
Ramtron International Corporation, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets specialized semiconductor memory and integrated semiconductor solutions used in a wide range of product applications and markets worldwide. For more information, visit

About the Freescale Tower System
The Freescale Tower System is a modular development platform that helps developers quickly prototype and evaluate their applications. Designers can choose from a growing ecosystem of controller and peripheral modules. Simply select the development boards (modules) with the needed features and functionality, and combine them to build a Tower System. In addition, standardized, open-source hardware allows Freescale customers and partners to design additional modules for added functionality and customization. Online training, videos, webcast, technical documentation and application notes are available at

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