GlobalFoundries: 22nm eMRAM technology is now available, prototyping to start in Q1 2018

Sep 22, 2017

In September 2016 Everspin announced that its perpendicular (pMTJ) STT-MRAM memory is going to be deployed by Global Foundries as an embedded 22nm memory (as part of the 22FDX platform). Today GlobalFoundries (GF) announced that eMRAM technology is now available for the 22FDX platform.

GF says that its eMRAM technology is the industry's most advanced embedded memory solution, and it provides high performance and superior reliability for broad applications in consumer and industrial controllers, data centers, Internet of Things, and automotive.

Seagate demonstrate an MRAM-powered high performance SSD boot drive

Aug 15, 2017

Seagate demonstrate several new prototypes and technologies at Flash Memory Summit last week, and one of these is the new Nytron 5000B SSD drive that is a high-performance boot drive. The new device has 256GB of 3D MLC NAND and makes use of 1258MB of Everspin's STT-MRAM in addition to a "normal" DRAM cache.

Seagate SSD with MRAM cache prototype (August-2017)

Seagate says that the MRAM can be used as either a write cache for user data or it can be exposed directly as a separate storage namespace for explicit tiered storage. Seagate said that this is currently just a test-platform prototype - and not a preview of an upcoming product.

Everspin launches its nvNITRO line of storage accelerators, to start shipments in Q4 2017

Aug 10, 2017

Everspin announced its nvNITRO line of storage accelerators back in March 2017, and the company now announces that it has officially launched the new accelerators with 1GB and 2GB capacities, based on the company's 256Mb DDR3 ST-MRAM chips.

Everspin nvNITRO NVMe PCIe STT-MRAM card photo

Everspin is accepting orders for the new products, which will ship in Q4 2017. The nvNITRO accelerators operate up to 1.5 million IOPS with 6μs end-to-end latency. Everspin is delivering a half-height, halflength (HHHL) PCIe card as well as U.2 form factors; both support NVMe and memory mapped IO (MMIO) access modes.

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.