Memory and Storage

Spansion Rolls Industrial-Grade NAND

17 November 2014

Spansion Inc. has launched a new family of e.MMC NAND memory devices targeted for rugged applications in the consumer, communication and industrial equipment markets.

The e.MMC S4041 family is offered in 8GB and 16GB densities with a temperature range between -40C and 85C and use high-density multi-level cell (MLC) NAND that can be configured into modes for higher reliability, better data protection and enhanced data security, Spansion said. The family also supports the JEDEC e.MMC 4.51 command set and includes support for select e.MMC 5.0 features such as field firmware update, health self-monitoring and automatic background operations.

Touhid Raza, director of the NAND Flash Memory Group at Spansion, said in a statement that embedded systems for industrial/medical, networking and durable consumer applications have stringent requirements and that the S4041 product family “has been developed with those requirements in mind.”

The e.MMC family can be used with Spansion’s memory diagnostics toolkit that “make it easier to validate and design in even the most stringent platforms” Raza added.

The S4041-1B1 e.MMC NAND memory products are available now in volume production. Spansion has plans to introduce 4GB, 32GB and 64GB densities to the family at a later date.

In other Spansion news, the semiconductor company has licensed the ARM Cortex-M7 processor for integration into the company’s next-generation microcontrollers (MCUs) and systems. Recently, Spansion introduced 96 MCUs with differentiating features and high levels of integration targeted at the Internet of Things (IoT). Spansion will be using the ARM core for new MCUs that will complement its current offerings, the company said.

Spansion said the Cortex-M7-based devices will be used to address emerging applications for industrial, consumer Io and wireless connectivity markets.

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