Cypress 4-Mb Serial SPI F-RAM™ Allows High-Speed Data Logging for Prototyping Smart Factory Equipment, Smart Meters, Sensor Nodes and Other Applications
SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 6, 2017 — Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that MikroElektronika (MikroE), an embedded systems retailer, has selected Cypress’ 4-Mb serial Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (F-RAM™) to be included on its newest click board™ with a mikroBUS™ socket. The FRAM 2 click board is a compact, plug-and-play solution designed to evaluate the data logging and processing capabilities of Cypress F-RAMs, and the board enables faster prototyping and development of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The Cypress 4-Mb F-RAM click board is available at https://shop.mikroe.com/fram-2-click.
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Pictured is the MikroElektronika (MikroE) click board featuring a 4-Mb serial Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (F-RAM) from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Photo: Business Wire)
Cypress’ 4-Mb serial F-RAM family is an ideal memory choice for industrial IoT applications and other low-power applications such as smart meters, test and measurement equipment, wireless sensor nodes and factory equipment that require high-performance and high-reliability nonvolatile data capture. The devices feature a 40-Mhz Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), 2.0V to 3.6V operating voltage range and are available in RoHS-compliant, 8-pin, industry-standard packages. All Cypress F-RAMs provide 100-trillion (10^14) read/write cycle endurance with 10 years data retention at 85° C or 151 years at 65° C. Cypress’ low-power F-RAMs are ideal for applications that require continuous, high-frequency and high-reliability data logging. More information about Cypress' F-RAM portfolio is available at http://www.cypress.com/products/f-ram-nonvolatile-ferroelectric-ram.
“Our click boards have become an industry standard when designing and prototyping new Internet of Things applications,” said Aleksandar Mitrovic, Product Marketing Manager, MikroElektronika. “Adding intelligence to industrial equipment requires fast data logging, and power consumption is always a concern. Cypress’ F-RAMs are fast, reliable and low-power, making them a natural fit for our click board to support our customers’ Industrial IoT design needs.”
“With the ramp of Industry 4.0, there has been a push for semiconductor suppliers to provide solutions that bring intelligence to factory equipment,” said Douglas Mitchell, senior product marketing manager of the RAM business unit at Cypress. “High-performance, nonvolatile memories, such as Cypress’ F-RAMs, are essential to capture critical data in industrial IoT systems that require reliable, high-endurance data-logging. MikroE’s new click board gives industrial IoT developers a fast and easy way to prototype with our F-RAMs.”
About Cypress F-RAMs
Cypress offers a broad portfolio of F-RAM products with densities from 4-Kb to 4-Mb and supply voltages from 2.0V to 5.5V. Cypress F-RAMs feature virtually unlimited endurance of one-hundred trillion read and write cycles, making them an ideal solution for write-intensive applications. F-RAM is the industry's most energy efficient nonvolatile RAM solution; the F-RAM cell is inherently low power and operates without a charge pump. Cypress F-RAM is an ideal solution for applications requiring high-performance, high-reliability, low-cost nonvolatile memory solutions, including automotive, industrial, computing, networking, smart meter, and multifunction printer applications. More information about Cypress' portfolio of F-RAM products is available at www.cypress.com/nonvolatile.
MikroElektronika is a producer and retailer of hardware and software tools for developing embedded systems. Its best-known software products are mikroC, mikroBasic and mikroPascal compilers for programming microcontrollers. Its flagship hardware product line is click boards™, a range of more than 350 add-on boards for interfacing microcontrollers with peripheral sensors or transceivers. These boards conform to mikroBUS™ – a standard conceived by MikroElektronika and later endorsed by multiple microcontroller suppliers.
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