Freescale Semiconductor has expanded its award-winning MRAM family with the world's first 3-volt 4Mbit extended temperature range (-40 to +105°C) non-volatile RAM (nvRAM) product. This device enables entry into more rugged application environments, such as industrial, military and aerospace and automotive designs.
Freescale also has broadened its commercial MRAM line with a 1Mbit device, offering system designers a density option that addresses the sweet spot of the mainstream embedded market. In addition, Freescale plans to expand its MRAM product family to include a total of nine commercial, industrial and extended temperature products during the third quarter of 2007.
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 can be used in cache buffers, configuration storage memories, and other commercial applications that require speed, endurance and non-volatility. Freescale's latest extended temperature range option enables MRAM to be used in industrial and automotive applications in which semiconductor products must be qualified to withstand harsh operating environments and extreme temperature ranges.