Automotive-Grade 32-Mbit NOR Flash Memory from STMicroelectronics

1st March 2007
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STMicroelectronics has announced the addition of a new 32-Mbit device which is Automotive Grade certified for operation over the full -40 to +125 degrees C temperature range. The M29W320 is intended particularly for dashboard systems, automotive multimedia and for other applications needing fast access to a large amount of code and data.
STs NOR Flash automotive product portfolio now offers devices from 4 to 32 Mbits. This range will be extended further with a 64-Mbit NOR Flash IC in Q2 2007, and a 128-Mbit NOR Flash device by the end of 2007.

Fabricated in ST’s leading-edge 0.11µm Flash process technology, the M29W320 can be read, programmed and erased over a 2.7V to 3.6V power supply range. The asynchronous random access time is a fast 70ns, and typical byte or word programming time is 10µs. Data retention is guaranteed at 20 years minimum, and write endurance is 100,000 program/erase cycles per block.

The new device can be organized in 8-bit or 16-bit words, and features include independent block erase, optional Fast Programming for faster production, and a 64-bit security code.

“The introduction of the M29W320 extends ST’s broad automotive non-volatile memory portfolio with a true high-density, high-speed Flash device, consolidating our position as one of the leading suppliers of automotive NOR Flash products,” said Mauro Decca, General Manager for Embedded Products, Flash Memory Group, STMicroelectronics. “Our state-of-the-art production technology has been developed over many years and has proven to deliver competitive pricing and very high reliability.”

Samples of the M29W320 are available now, in a TSOP48 RoHS package, with volume production planned for April 2007. It is priced at $3.50 in quantities of 10,000 pieces.

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