Everspin announces a new 128Mbit xSPI STT-MRAM product

A few months ago, Everspin Technologies launched a new family of SPI/QSPI/xSPI interface MRAM products that offer the world's highest performance persistent memory with full read and write bandwidth of 400 Megabytes per second through the new JEDEC expanded Serial Peripheral Interface (xSPI) standard interface. The EMxxLX family was launched with densities ranging from 8 Mbit to 64 Mbit.

Everspin Technologies chip photo

Today Everspin announced a new xSPI MRAM device, the EM128LX, that expands the product line to 128Mbit.  Everspin says that the combination of increased density with up to 233 megabytes/second full read and write bandwidth means that system designers now have the option of merging code and data memory on the same device, reducing cost, power, and area.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 02,2022

ITRI joins forces with TSMC and NYCU to develop next-gen MRAM technologies

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) announced two new MRAM collaborations. The first one is with Taiwan's TSMC, for the development of SOT-MRAM array chips. The second collaboration is with National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) to develop magnetic memory technology that can perform across a wide operating temperature range of nearly 400 degrees Celsius.

Together with TSMC, ITRI is developing low-voltage and current SOT-MRAM, that features high write efficiecny and low write voltage. ITRI says that its SOT-MRAM achieves a writing speed of 0.4 nanoseconds and a high endurance of 7 trillion reads and writes. The memory also offers a data storage lifespan of over 10 years.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 28,2022

Renesas develops 22-nm circuit technologies for embedded STT-MRAM

Renesas announced that it has developed 22-nm embedded STT-MRAM circuit technologies. Renesas developed a test 32-megabit (Mbit) chip with an embedded MRAM memory cell array that achieves 5.9-nanosecond (ns) random read access at a maximum junction temperature of 150°C, and a write throughput of 5.8-megabyte-per-second (MB/s).

To achieve this performance, Renesas developed two technologies. The first is a fast read technology employing high-precision sense amplifier circuit, utilizing capacitive coupling. The second is a fast write technology, with simultaneous write bit number optimization and shortened mode transition time.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 18,2022

Everspin reports its Q1 2022 financial results

Everspin Technologies announced its financial results for Q1 2022, with revenues of $14.3 million (up 39% from 2021) and a net income of $1.9 million (compared to a $0.5 million net loss in 2021).

Everspin Technologies chip photo

Everspin says its product backlog for the rest of 2022 is at an all-time high, as demand continues to outpace supply. The company continues to work with its foundry partners to increase production capacity, but it expects the supply chain constraints to tighten in H2 2022.

Read the full story Posted: May 12,2022

Everspin launches a new family of SPI interface MRAM products

Everspin Technologies launched a new family of SPI/QSPI/xSPI interface MRAM products. Everspin says that the new EMxxLX family offers the world's highest performance persistent memory with full read and write bandwidth of 400 Megabytes per second through the new JEDEC expanded Serial Peripheral Interface (xSPI) standard interface.

With densities ranging from 8Mbit up to 64Mbit, this family of products is targeted for use in industrial IoT and embedded systems applications. Everspin began sampling the new chips for customers, and the company expects to commence volume production in the second half of 2022.

Read the full story Posted: May 04,2022

Researchers demonstrate an ultra-fast and efficient laser-induced opto-MRAM device

Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and the Fert Beijing Institute of Beihang University have experimentally demonstrated a fully-functional picosecond opto-MRAM building block device, by integrating ultrafast photonics with spintronics.

The researchers used a femtosecond (fs) laser, which is the fastest stimuli commercially that enabled the device to be extremely fast - and also a thousand times more energy efficient compared to standard MRAM devices. The device is based on the femtosecond laser-induced all-optical switching (AOS) scheme in synthetic ferrimagnetic multilayers that was discovered by TU/e in 2017, integrating it with MRAM bit

Read the full story Posted: Apr 30,2022

ESEN adopts Avalanche's MRAM technology for flight safety computer products

MRAM developer Avalanche Technology announced that ESEN has designed Avalanche’s 16Mbit High Performance Serial P-SRAM devices into its high reliability flight safety computer products.

Avalanche pMTJ STT-MRAM P-SRAM Serial QSPI Evaluation Kit photo

Avalanche's 2nd-Gen P-SRAM evaluation kit

The MRAM memory will provide a highly reliable solution, and Avalanche says that its Gen-2 products were selected for their ease of use, instant write capability, practically unlimited endurance and data retention in harsh environmental conditions. Avalanche Technology says it is the only supplier of low voltage MRAM products at 16Mb density operating at 1.8V in a small form factor with a serial interface.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 20,2022

ISI introduces a new 3-Axis magnet option for its MRAM tester systems, targeting STT-MRAM and SOT-MRAM testing

Integral Solutions International (ISI) announced a new 3-Axis Magnet Option for wafer-level testing. Combined with ISI's WLA5000 Tester, the 3D magnetic fields produced by this system can be used for characterization of MRAM devices in addition to 2D/3D Magnetic Sensors.

ISI WLA5000 MRAM tester

ISI says that for MRAM applications, the 3D Magnetic fields produced by ISI’s 3-Axis Magnet Option delivers solutions for both STT-MRAM and SOT-MRAM applications.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 04,2022

ITRI and UCLA to co-develop VC-MRAM technologies

Taiwan-based Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) announced an agreement with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to co-develop Voltage-Control MRAM (VC-MRAM) technologies.

UCLA-ITRI-VC-MRAM-prototype

ITRI says that VC-MRAM is a type of SOT-MRAM that offers improved performance - 50% higher writing speed and 75% less energy consumption. VC-MRAM is said to be ideal for AIoT and automotive industry applications. The partnership is expected to strengthen the link between both parties and accelerate the R&D and industrialization of new memory technologies.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 04,2022