Microchip Launches EERAM Memory, a Data Solution Platform with SRAM and EEPROM
FREMONT, CA: Microchip, a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analogue and Flash-IP solutions, introduces a new low-cost, low-risk memory solution named I2C EERAM memory. Comprised of EEPROM and SRAM, the latest offering provides unlimited endurance and safe data storage at power loss.
EERAM offers a robust and dependable data solution that does not require an external battery to safely store data during a power loss event. An external capacitor provides the energy needed to store the contents of the SRAM on to the EEPROM when system power is lost. The SRAM memory is easy-to-implement and non-volatile with shadow EEPROM back-up on asingle chip that helps automatically retain contents of the SRAM memory when system power is lost. It has the capability of offering instant random writes to the array with no write cycle delay.
Available in 4 Kb and 16 Kb densities, the SRAM memory is ideal for applications that need constant and immediate record, update or monitor of data including metering, automotive and industrial applications. The product is available in standard 8-pin SOIC, TSSOP and PDIP packages with 3.0V and 5.0V options and in industrial and automotive temperature ranges (-40°C to 85°C and -40°C to 125°C) along with automotive grade.
“We want to provide customers with easy, inexpensive, and reliable memory solutions with unlimited endurance,” says Randy Drwinga, Vice President, Memory Products Division, Microchip. “EERAM is an excellent solution for customers looking to constantly record or monitor data, and now Microchip provides this solution at a cost that is unmatched for metering, automotive and industrial applications.”