Product News: Computer Hardware & Peripherals
Low-Energy Nonvolatile Memory consumes only 3 µA, typ.
Press Release Summary:
February 1, 2012 - FM25P16 is 16 Kb serial nonvolatile memory that features serial peripheral interface and full bus operating speed up to 1 MHz. Low-energy device employs ferroelectric process that yields virtually unlimited endurance of 100 trillion read/write cycles and reliable data retention for 10 years. Manufactured on low-power 130 nm CMOS manufacturing process, it is targeted to power sensitive systems including wireless sensor nodes, remote metering, and health and fitness products.
Original Press Release
Ramtron Introduces World's Lowest Energy Nonvolatile Memory
Press release date: January 24, 2012
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. Ramtron pioneered the integration of ferroelectric materials into semiconductor products that enabled a class of low energy nonvolatile memory, called ferroelectric random access memory, or F-RAM. Ramtron F-RAM products combine the high-speed performance of Random Access Memory (RAM) with high-integrity nonvolatile data storage, or the ability to save information without power. Since commercializing the technology, Ramtron has sold hundreds of millions of F-RAM devices into demanding applications such as automotive safety and entertainment systems, portable medical devices, industrial process control systems, smart electricity meters, and consumer printer cartridges. As the most energy-efficient of any nonvolatile memory technology on the market, F-RAM products promise to pave the way for the development of ultra-efficient battery powered products and energy harvesting applications, among others. For more information, visit www.ramtron.com. For a 300-dpi product photo, visit www.ramtron.com/press-center/image-bank.aspx (see F-RAM Low Energy Memory).