I/O flash memory used with discovery kit for extended battery life

29th March 2018
Posted By : Lanna Cooper
I/O flash memory used with discovery kit for extended battery life

 

Macronix has announced that STMicroelectronics is using Macronix 8-bit I/O Serial NOR Flash Memory for ST’s new STM32L4+ microcontroller Discovery Kits and Evaluation Boards.

Macronix’s MX25LM 8-bit I/O Serial NOR Flash series meet the growing demand for 'instant-on' performance and real time system responsiveness in automotive, industrial and consumer applications.

The new ultra-high performance 8-bit I/O Serial NOR Flash Memory products can perform up to an operational frequency of 250MHz with 500MB/s read throughput, the fastest in the NOR Flash industry, and it enables system architects to meet customer expectations for systems with a rich graphical user interface and achieve ultra-fast response times.

ST’s new ultra-low power, high performance STM32L4+ MCUs are equipped to operate as the central controller in a full range of fitness bands, smart watches, small medical equipment, smart meters, smart industrial sensors and more, which require sophisticated functions, instant responses and minimal down-time for battery charging.

For application developers, the STM32L4+ delivers high processor performance with the largest on-chip memory in its class of ultra-low power microcontrollers.

It also sets the bar with the most advanced graphics capabilities for smooth and fluid user experiences. The new Chrom-GRC graphics controller can handle circular displays (TFT-LCDs) just as efficiently as square ones, without wasting resources managing pixels that are never displayed. Also on-chip is ST’s innovative Chrom-ART Accelerator, which enhances graphics performance.

“Finding a memory solution that allows the STM32F4+ and our complete ecosystem to demonstrate the full range of its exceptional performance and features is key to the success of our industry-leading family of MCUs,” said Daniel Colonna, Marketing Director, Microcontroller Division, STMicroelectronics.

“Macronix’s 8-bit I/O Serial Flash memory solution enables our design engineers to exploit the unique ultra-low power features of the STM32L4+ MCUs for us to offer a complete Discovery kit solution focused on low-power, performance, and cost.”

“We’re pleased to continue our valuable partnership with STMicroelectronics and to deliver innovative Flash memory solutions that unleashes the exceptional performance of the new STM32L4+ MCU devices,” said Macronix VP Marketing, F.L. Ni.

“Macronix’s 8-bit I/O Serial Flash memory devices have been designed to meet current and emerging trends of demanding applications that require extremely high performance and reliability to enhance the user experience.”


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