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FRAM IC has wide voltage range, high-speed read/write cycle.

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Nov 09, 2012 - Available in 3.9 x 5.05 mm and 5.30 x 5.24 mm SOP-8 packages, MB85RC256V operates from 2.7–5.5 V, offers non-volatile data memory capacity of 256 Kb with configurations of 32k x 8 bits, and provides 1012 times read/write cycle capability. IC retains data for up to 10 years at industrial temperature ranges and supports 2-wire serial bus transmission protocol (I²C) with frequencies up to 1 MHz (operating from 4.5–5.5 V) and 400 kHz (from 2.7–4.5 V).

Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe GmbH - Langen, DEU

Original Press Release

Fujitsu Introduces New FRAM Featuring Wide Voltage Ranges, Low Power, Maximum Read/Write Capacity

Press release date: Oct 25, 2012

MB85RC256V is the Latest Member of Expanding V Series of Fujitsu FRAMs for Advanced Industrial Applications

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Fujitsu Semiconductor America (FSA) today introduced a new Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FRAM) device that operates from 2.7V to 5.5V, providing non-volatile data memory with high-speed read/write access times and low power consumption for products that require a wide voltage range.

The MB85RC256V is the latest addition to the growing family of Fujitsu V Series FRAM ICs, which provide memory capacities of 4Kbit, 16Kbit, 64Kbit and 256Kbit. FRAM combines the non-volatile data memory characteristics of ROM with the speed advantages of RAM. The new MB85RC256V features memory capacity of 256Kb with configurations of 32k x 8 bits, 10(12) times read/write cycle capability, and 10 years of data retention at industrial temperature ranges. The IC supports a 2-wire serial bus transmission protocol (I(2)C) with frequencies up to 1MHz (when operating between 4.5V and 5.5V) and frequencies of 400kHz (when operating between 2.7V and 4.5V).

Optimal Read/Write Access, High Endurance, Low Power

The MB85RC256V and other Fujitsu FRAMs deliver much faster read/write access, higher endurance and lower power consumption than conventional EEPROM and Flash memory. These outstanding features make FRAM suitable for a variety of advanced applications such as metering, industrial control, medical and healthcare electronics, and financial point-of-sale systems. With in-house development and manufacturing, Fujitsu is able to deliver high-quality products with a stable supply chain.


The new FRAM is available now in two varieties of SOP-8 packages (3.9mm x 5.05mm and 5.30mm x 5.24mm) to support different layout design requirements. These two package options are pin-compatible with other common memories available today, making it easy to replace existing sockets.

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