MRAM applications

Bugatti selects Everspin's 256Kb MRAM for its upcoming all-electric supercar

Everspin Technologies announced that Rimac Technology, designer of cars for its sister company Bugatti-Rimac, has selected Everspin's 256Kb MRAM for use in the upcoming innovative all-electric Nevara supercar.

Everspin Technologies chip photoThe MR25H256AMDF 256Kb MRAM device, according to Everspin, is well suited for automotive applications and is qualified to the AEC-Q100 Grade 1 standard for use in demanding memory applications that require extreme reliability in critical data capturing systems.

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Read the full story Posted: Nov 30,2022

Everspin to provide MRAM IP and manufacturing services to QuickLogic Corporation

Everspin Technologies announced that it has signed a contract to provide MRAM technology, design, and back end of line manufacturing services to QuickLogic Corporation. At the first stage, Everspin will develop and demonstrate Strategic Radiation Hardened (SRH), high reliability Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology to support identified and future Department of Defense (DoD) strategic and space system requirements.

Everspin Technologies chip photo

Everspin says that the initial contract is potentially valued at $2.8 million, with subsequent options bringing the total to approximately $8.7 million. The project is sponsored by DoD’s Trusted and Assured Microelectronics (T&AM) Program.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 20,2022

FALINUX to adopt Avalanche's 8Mb MRAM chips in its next-gen HMI products

pMTJ STT-MRAM developer Avalanche Technology announced that it is providing its MRAM Persistent SRAM chips to industrial touch screen applications developed by FALINUX.

Avalanche Technology SPnvSRAM G2 MRAM evaluation board photo

FALINUX is using Avalanche's 8Mb P-SRAM device in its next generation Human Machine Interface (HMI) products used in industrial automation systems. The company says it chose Avalanche's MRAM technology due to its ease of use, instant write capability, practically unlimited endurance and data retention in harsh environmental conditions.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 10,2022

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

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

Samsung researchers are first to demonstrate MRAM-based in-memory computing

Researchers from Samsung's Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), have demonstrated what they say is the world’s first in-memory computing based on MRAM, targeting next-generation AI chips.

The researchers explain that In-Memory computing is a new paradigm that seeks to perform both data storage and data computing in a memory network. In such a computing system, a large amount of data, stored in the memory network, can be executed in a highly parallel manner. Power consumption in such systems is substantially reduced.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 13,2022

Everspin and CAES MRAM is on its way to Jupiter as part of NASA's Lucy Mission

Advanced aerospace and defense mission-critical electronics developer CAES announced that its radiation-hardened microelectronic devices are on their way to Jupiter, as part of NASA’s Lucy Mission.

CAES UT8MR2M8 16Mb MRAM chip photo

Lucy’s payload is comprised of a high-resolution visible imager, an optical and near-infrared imaging spectrometer and a thermal infrared spectrometer. CAES says that the payloaduses two memory devices - 16 Mbit SRAM and 16 Mbit MRAM. The company's UT8MR2M8 chip (shown above), basedon Everspin's MRAM, is a high performance, space grade, 16Mb non-volatile MRAM device with proven flight heritage.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 20,2021

Researchers suggest using stochastic MRAM elements to create highly efficient AI neural network devices

Researchers from Northwestern University developed a new method of building artificial neural networks using MRAM-based stochastic computing units. The researchers say that this design could enable AI devices that are highly energy efficient.

MTJ-based stochastic computing unit structure (Northwestern University)

Embedded MRAM technologies are being adopted at major foundries, which enable the use of these technologies for unconventional computing architectures that use the stochasticity of MRAM cells (rather than their nonvolatility), to perform energy-efficient computing operations. MRAM cells exhibit stochastic switching characteristics, which is a challenge for reliable memory devices. But for neural networks, this can be taken advantage of if the MTJs are appropriately designed.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 07,2021

Lucid Motors adopted Everspin's MRAM in its Lucid Air all-electric sedan

Everspin Technologies announced that Lucid Motors has designed-in the company's 256 Kb MRAM into its master powertrain system for its Lucid Air all-electric luxury sedan.

Everspin Technologies chip photo

Everspin's The MR25H256AMDF MRAM device is designed for automotive applications and is qualified to the AEC-Q100 Grade 1 standard for use in demanding memory applications that require extreme reliability in critical data capturing systems.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 16,2021