Memory and Storage

Electronica 2018: Data-Logging FRAM Unveiled for IoT, Wearables and Medical Devices

14 November 2018

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has introduced a non-volatile, low-power, data-logging flash memory for portable medical devices, wearables and other internet of things (IoT) applications.

Unveiled at this week’s Electronica 2018 trade show in Munich, Germany, the Excelon LP ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) can deliver instant-write capabilities with virtually unlimited endurance to perform mission-critical data logging requirements while not draining the battery, Cypress said.

The FRAM is suited for space-constrained, portable applications and is offered in 4 MB and 8 MB industrial and commercial-grade densities with 50 MHz and 20 MHz serial peripheral interface (SPI) performance.

The FRAM reduces power consumption with 100 nA hibernate and 1 uA standby modes to extend battery operating time. The Excelon family features a voltage operation from 1.7 V to 3.6 V and provides 1,000-trillion read/write cycle endurance with 10 years of data retention.

Cypress is demonstrating the Excelon LP FRAM at the Electronica 2018 trade show taking place Nov. 13-16, 2018.

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