Fujitsu Releases New 1-Mbit FRAM Product with I²C Interface

Fujitsu Releases New 1-Mbit FRAM Product with I²C Interface

Fujitsu releases its new 1-Mbit FRAM product with an I²C interface.

Enables frequent, low-power logging for factory automation and industrial instrument applications

Langen, Germany, February 24, 2014 – Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe (FSEU) today announced the release of MB85RC1MT, its new 1-Mbit FRAM product with I²C interface. The new product represents the highest memory capacity of the company’s line-up for the I²C serial interface. MB85RC1MT is offered in an industry-standard SOP-8 package that is pin-compatible with EEPROM and Flash memory. Featuring high endurance and low power consumption, the FRAM product enables frequent logging at low power, which is a perfect fit for factory automation and industrial instrument applications.

Advantages of FRAM
FRAM (Ferroelectric Random Access Memory) is a type of memory featuring both non-volatility and random access. While non-volatility permits data to be retained even in the absence of power, random access also allows faster writes without the delay that is usually inevitable with non-volatile memories. FRAM is also extremely durable, capable of offering 10 trillion read/write cycles, which exceeds conventional non-volatile memory technology by a factor of 10 million. This high endurance enables real-time logging in target applications.

Features of MB85RC1MT
The new MB85RC1MT product operates at voltages between 1.8 V and 3.3 V, and at temperatures from -40 °C to 85 °C. The device’s active power supply draws a maximum of 1.2 mA (at 3.4 MHz). Taking the extremely short write cycle of FRAM into consideration, the system is much more energy-efficient than EEPROM.

MB85RC1MT also supports „high-speed“ mode at its operating frequency, which enables read/write operations at 3.4 MHz in parallel to 1 MHz operation – the same speed as conventional EEPROMs. As a result, many logging applications featuring an I²C interface can now replace their EEPROMs with the new FRAM product. This enables high-precision data capture via high-frequency logging while reducing the power consumed by data write cycles.

Fujitsu started volume production of FRAM in 1999. Due to the technology’s unique features, FRAM-based products now enjoy widespread use in applications such as factory automation, instrumentation, financial terminals and medical devices. Fujitsu was recently awarded the „Okochi Memorial Technology Prize“ for developments in the field of FRAM. With the addition of the MB85RC1MT, Fujitsu has now extended its FRAM product line-up of I2C interface, covering the density range from 4 kbit to 1 Mbit, while the line-up for SPI interface covers the density range from 16 kbit to 2 Mbit.

Samples of MB85RC1MT are now available.
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Über Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe (FSEU)

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