Infineon launch new 256 Mbit SEMPER Nano NOR Flash memory

24th February 2023
Kristian McCann

Infineon has launched the SEMPER Nano NOR Flash memory optimised for battery-powered, small-form-factor electronic devices. Emerging wearable and industrial applications, including fitness trackers, hearables, health monitors, drones, and GPS trackers, enable more with precision tracking, critical information logging, enhanced security, noise cancellation, and more.

These advanced capabilities and use cases drive the need for more memory in less space. According to Omdia, the market for Bluetooth-enabled headsets and headphones is expected to grow at a 25% CAGR and exceed one billion units by 2024.

With growing demand for more memory, designers face additional challenges of limited board space and maximum battery life. The SEMPER Nano NOR Flash from Infineon is the first of its kind to deliver a solution that combines both high density, small footprint and industry-leading low power, along with robust engineering and design support.

"Semiconductors play a critical role in enabling innovative applications that have the potential to change the way we live. With smarter lifestyle devices, we can make better health choices, keep track of our loved ones, and ensure their safety," said Sandeep Krishnegowda, VP of Marketing and Applications, Flash Memory Solutions, Infineon Technologies. "With SEMPER Nano, we enable our customers to add more functionality to their smart devices by offering more memory in a ultra-compact footprint while simultaneously enhancing system reliability with built-in ECC."

Available in 256Mbit 1.8V configurations and both industrial and commercial grades, Infineon's SEMPER Nano NOR Flash delivers 40 Mbyte/s SPI throughput and achieves industry-leading stand-by and active currents. Built-in error correction code (ECC) enhances reliability, and a configurable sector architecture allows optimisation for code or data storage.

The family is fully supported by SEMPER Solutions Hub, a one-stop portal with all the building blocks required to integrate SEMPER Nano NOR Flash into an application. The software, tools and resources simplify the overall design process and help designers bring products to market faster. A new SEMPER Nano Pmod-compatible memory module is available to easily assemble hardware development platforms.

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