F-RAM memory enables mission-critical data capture for IIoT applications

4th January 2018
Lanna Cooper

Cypress Semiconductor has announced that MikroElektronika (MikroE), an embedded systems retailer, has selected Cypress' 4Mb serial Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (F-RAM) to be included on its newest click board with a mikroBUS socket. The FRAM 2 click board is a compact, plug-and-play solution designed to evaluate the data logging and processing capabilities of Cypress F-RAMs, and the board enables faster prototyping and development of IIoT applications.

Cypress' 4Mb serial F-RAM family is a suitable memory choice for industrial IoT applications and other low power applications such as smart meters, test and measurement equipment, wireless sensor nodes and factory equipment that require high performance and high reliability nonvolatile data capture.

The devices feature a 40Mhz Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), 2.0-3.6V operating voltage range and are available in RoHS-compliant, 8-pin, industry-standard packages. All Cypress F-RAMs provide 100-trillion (10^14) read/write cycle endurance with ten years data retention at 85°C or 151 years at 65°C. Cypress' low power F-RAMs are suitable for applications that require continuous, high frequency and high reliability data logging.

"Our click boards have become an industry standard when designing and prototyping new Internet of Things applications," said Aleksandar Mitrovic, Product Marketing Manager, MikroElektronika.

"Adding intelligence to industrial equipment requires fast data logging, and power consumption is always a concern. Cypress' F-RAMs are fast, reliable and low power, making them a natural fit for our click board to support our customers' IIoT design needs."

"With the ramp of Industry 4.0, there has been a push for semiconductor suppliers to provide solutions that bring intelligence to factory equipment," said Douglas Mitchell, Senior Product Marketing Manager of the RAM business unit at Cypress. "High performance, nonvolatile memories, such as Cypress' F-RAMs, are essential to capture critical data in industrial IoT systems that require reliable, high endurance data-logging. MikroE's new click board gives industrial IoT developers a fast and easy way to prototype with our F-RAMs."

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