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Global Foundries to offer Everspin's PMTJ STT-MRAM as an embedded memory solution

Sep 16, 2016

Everspin announced that its perpendicular (pMTJ) STT-MRAM memory is going to be deployed by Global Foundries as an embedded 22nm memory. Everspin licensed its technology global foundries which will offer this as part of its 22FDX platform.

Global Foundries 22nm eMRAM slide

The 22FDX platform targets emerging applications such as battery powered consumer devices, IoT, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Vision Processing. Customers of Global Foundries will now be able to embed MRAM memory in next-generation SoC and MCU based producers.

Cobham's MRAM chips to reach Mars soon

Aug 18, 2016

High-reliability aerospace component maker Cobham (formerly Aeroflex) says that its MRAM chips were used in the payload of the ExoMars program that will soon reach Mars (in October 2016).

ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter 2016

ExoMars is a joint-endeavor between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). ExoMars 2016 is the first mission, that will consist of a Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and an entry, descent and landing demonstrator module (EDM) known as Schiaparelli. The main objectives of this mission are to search for evidence of methane and other trace atmospheric gases that could be signatures of active biological or geological processes on Mars.

Aupera Technologies launches the world's first storage module based on Everspin's pMTJ STT-MRAM

Aug 10, 2016

Aupera Technologies launched the world's first M.2 storage module based on Everspin's recently announced 256Mb pMTJ ST-MRAM. The Aup-AXL-M128, will be used in Aupera's All Flash Array system as a hardware acceleration engine for specific applications that require low latency and high performance.

Aupera Aup-AXL-M128 photo

Aupera says the company is excited at the future potential of this ST-MRAM based module. The ST-MRAM delivers four orders of magnitude BER reduction and more than 30% less power while quadrupling the capacity to 128MB as compared to the previous generation M.2 MRAM module.

Everspin launches new MRAM chips for the automotive market

Feb 20, 2016

Everspin launched two new MRAM chips for the automotive market. The first chip is a 16Mb one, that can operate in a wide temperature range (-40 to 125 Celsius) and comes in both x8 and x16 IO configurations. The new chip features fast 45 ns read and write cycle times in a parallel asynchronous SRAM-like interface.

Everspin 128Kb automotive MRAM photo

The second chip is a 128Kb SPI MRAM in both the Grade 1 and Grade 3 (-40C to 105 Celsius) ranges. This serial interface MRAM fits in a low pin count DFN package with 8 pins.

Artesyn announces a single-board computer with MRAM memory

Nov 14, 2015

Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced a new high-performance VME single-board computer that comes with 512Kb of MRAM memory. The MVME8105 computer provides computing performance, data throughput and long life cycle support for a range of high-end industrial control, C4ISR and mission critical applications.

Artesyn MVME8105 photo

The computer features a Freescale QorIQ P5020 2.0 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM, 512MB of MRAM memory and 8GB of storage (flash). Other features include multiple USB, serial and Ethernet ports and can support a range of operating systems including Wind River VxWorks, Linux and Green Hills Integrity.

Koyo Electronics adopts Everspin's MRAM for their new Direct Logic PLC

Jun 17, 2015

Everspin announced that Koyo Electronics Industries adopted their MRAM chips in their new battery-free Direct Logic 205 (DL205) Series Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). The DL205 is Koyo's most configurable and versatile solution in their portfolio. Everspin's MRAM enables data integrity and reliability in harsh environments, and instant event save in the event of a power loss and without the need for a battery.

Koyo Electronics Industries Direct Logic PLC MRAM photo

The DL205 uses Everspin's 1-Megabit parallel interface (MR0A16A) MRAM chip.

Elektron Music Machines' latest flagship synth uses Everspin's 16-Mbit MRAM memory

Feb 25, 2015

Everspin announced that Elektron Music Machines flagship synthesizer uses the company's 16-Megabit MRAM memory. The stage Analog Keys synth features 37 semi-weighted keys, four analog voices, over 4000 sound slots, a powerful sequencer, and a digital control system.

Elektron Analog Keys photo

Everspin says that the fast MRAM memory with its extreme data reliability is ideal for professional audio applications - as it enables fast applications and unlimited endurance. Everspin’s 16-Megabit MR4A16BMA35 MRAM is in full production today in a standard 48-ball BGA package and is designed to be used in a system like any standard 16-bit parallel memory with no software overhead.

Yole sees STT-MRAM as the most suitable technology to start replacing DRAM in 2018

Feb 08, 2015

Yole Developpement released a new emerging-memory market report in which they try to asses the future of the memory market. Yose says that Phase-change memory (PCM) is pretty much dead, and the two main emerging memory technologies are MRAM and Resistive random Access Memory (ReRAM or RRAM).

Yole Développement emerging memory market slide (2015)

While RRAM is very promising in the near future, with support from Micron (they plan to release RRAM chips in 2015) and Panasonic while other players are expected to react quickly. RRAM and STT-MRAM will compete in 2015-2016 in some standalone markets (such as embedded MCU, wearables and smart cards and the storage class memory for enterprise storage which will be the biggest market), and it's not clear yet which technology will be the most popular.

Crocus developed MRAM-based magnetic sensors for flexible displays

Nov 24, 2014

Crocus Technology announced a new magnetic sensor that can be used to detect the shape and bendability of flexible displays. The company discovered a technique to turn their MRAM memory cell arrays into very sensitive magnetic sensors that have a much larger range than any commercial sensor.

Crocus MRAM-based flexible display sensor photo

The production process is very similar to the MRAM process the company uses, but with a different cell design. Basically it is a very simple sensor that detects changes in a magnetic field from a perpendicular magnet.