New Fujitsu V series FRAMs deliver optimal design flexibility

Mar 05, 2012

Fujitsu Semiconductor America (FSA) today extended its growing portfolio of Ferroelectric memory products with the introduction of a new Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FRAM) product series that features a wide voltage range of 3.0V to 5.5V, offering significant design flexibility for consumer and industrial applications.

The new V series includes products ranging from 16kbit to 256kbit, covering both I2C and SPI interfaces. The first two members of the series, the MB85RC16V and MB85RC64V, are now available in production quantities. The devices feature I2C serial interfaces at an operating frequency of 400 kHz, covering the densities of 16kbit and 64kbit, respectively. The V series products deliver high reliability, with 10 years at 85℃ as well as an endurance of 1 trillion (1012) read/write cycles. The products have a guaranteed operation over the industrial temperature range of -40°C to +85°C.

“The V series FRAMs accommodate the common CMOS voltage range of 3.3V to 5V, while allowing ±10% voltage swing tolerance,” said Tong Swan Pang, senior manager of marketing at Fujitsu Semiconductor America. “The wide voltage range of this new series enables system designers to consolidate their designs around a single FRAM for multiple platforms. The flexibility of the V series enhances logistical and operational efficiency, while driving component costs down.”

Fujitsu plans a midyear launch of a third device, the MB85RS64V, a 64kbit FRAM with an SPI interface. Other devices incorporating 256kbit with I2C or SPI interfaces will also become available in 2012. All products of this series are available in the popular 8-pin plastic SOP packages, which are compatible with most EEPROMs.

Wide Variety of FRAMs Available from Fujitsu

Apart from the V series, Fujitsu offers a wide variety of low-voltage FRAM devices operating between 2.7 and 3.0V, which are equipped with I2C, SPI or parallel interfaces. Density levels vary from 16kbit to 4Mbit.

FRAM is the new generation of nonvolatile memory that outperforms memories like EEPROM and Flash, consumes less power, and offers higher speed and virtually unlimited endurance to multiple read-and-write operations. FRAM is non-volatile, but operates in other respects like RAM. FRAM has become an excellent alternative to EEPROM in many applications, especially those with frequent data logging functions and low power consumption, where it is essential to prevent any data loss—even in the event of a sudden power shutdown.

Fujitsu has been mass-producing FRAM for more than 10 years with a proven record of high of FRAM products. In addition to standalone FRAM , Fujitsu has embedded FRAM into CMOS circuits with an emphasis on performance and efficiency. This breakthrough storage medium is used in a variety of applications including smart cards, RFID, security ICs and many other applications that require high-performance nonvolatile memory.

Explore further: New oscillator for low-power implantable transcievers

More information: For more information, visit us.fujitsu.com/semi/fram

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Fujitsu launches new SPI FRAMs in 0.18µm technology

Jun 30, 2011

Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe is sampling customers with the new SPI FRAMs based on its 0.18µm technology. With this step, Fujitsu approaches the end of the migration process from 0.35 to 0.18µm technology ...

Recommended for you

Microsoft beefs up security protection in Windows 10

3 hours ago

What Microsoft users in business care deeply about—-a system architecture that supports efforts to get their work done efficiently; a work-centric menu to quickly access projects rather than weather readings ...

US official: Auto safety agency under review

16 hours ago

Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the U.S. agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been criticized ...

Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon

16 hours ago

Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand ...

Ebola.com domain sold for big payout

16 hours ago

The owners of the website Ebola.com have scored a big payday with the outbreak of the epidemic, selling the domain for more than $200,000 in cash and stock.

Hacker gets prison for cyberattack stealing $9.4M

20 hours ago

An Estonian man who pleaded guilty to orchestrating a 2008 cyberattack on a credit card processing company that enabled hackers to steal $9.4 million has been sentenced to 11 years in prison by a federal judge in Atlanta.

Magic Leap moves beyond older lines of VR

21 hours ago

Two messages from Magic Leap: Most of us know that a world with dragons and unicorns, elves and fairies is just a better world. The other message: Technology can be mindboggingly awesome. When the two ...

User comments : 0