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New series of 2 Mbit MRAM devices

19 September 2007 DSP, Micros & Memory

Freescale has introduced a series of 2 Mbit magneto-resistive random access memory (MRAM) devices, providing designers a broader portfolio of MRAM products for a range of commercial, industrial and automotive applications. The 2 Mbit MRAM replaces two current 1 Mbit nvRAM parts with a single device designed to help reduce system cost and board area.

The 2 Mbit devices round out Freescale's MRAM family of products with a choice of commercial, industrial and extended temperature ranges (operating from -40°C to 105°C). MRAM devices are well-suited to a variety of applications, such as networking, security, data storage, gaming and printers. The extended temperature version is suitable for use in rugged application environments, such as military, aerospace and automotive designs.

MRAM uses magnetic materials combined with conventional silicon circuitry to deliver the speed of SRAM with the non-volatility of Flash in a single, unlimited-endurance device. MRAM devices offer exceptional price/performance ratios within the high-density non-volatile RAM market and can be used in applications that require speed, endurance and non-volatility. Freescale's MRAM devices are designed to combine the best features of non-volatile memory and RAM to enable 'instant-on' capability and power loss protection in new classes of intelligent electronic devices.



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