Aclara® Selects Cypress Serial nvSRAMs for Use in AMI Modules
New SPI nvSRAM Delivers Speed and Board Space Savings
Cypress introduced the new I2C and SPI nvSRAMs in March of this year. The new devices, available in full production in densities from 64-Kbits to 2-Mbits, are popular in metering, industrial and automotive applications. They deliver operating frequencies up to 104 MHz for the SPI devices (3.4 MHz for the I2C products) and are also offered with an optional integrated Real-Time Clock (RTC) that enables time-stamping of critical data to be backed-up. No battery back-up is needed for these parts.
Cypress's nvSRAMs are manufactured on its S8™ 0.13-micron
"Cypress's Serial nvSRAMs delivered the performance and reliability we
required in the UMT-R," said Aclara's
"We're pleased to see a leader such as Aclara adopt the new Serial
The Serial nvSRAM family includes 2-Mbit, 1-Mbit, 512-Kbit, 256-Kbit and 64-Kbit devices in multiple configurations. These devices feature superior performance with an industry-first SPI operating frequency up to 104MHz, SPI Modes 0 and 3, infinite READ/WRITE and RECALL cycles with 20 years of data retention. These devices are available in industry-standard small footprint 8-SOIC and 16-SOIC packages and both the wafer and backend parts can be manufactured at multiple sites to reduce supply risk. For more information about Cypress's portfolio of nvSRAM products, visit www.cypress.com/go/NVM.
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About Cypress nvSRAMs
Cypress's nvSRAMs use charge stored on an external capacitor instead of
a battery, making the devices compatible with standard PCB assembly
processes. Cypress's nvSRAMs are ROHS-compliant and directly replace
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