LONDON Specialist foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel), which trades under the TowerJazz brand, has said announced a library of Y-Flash nonvolatile memory building blocks for use in power management ICs.
The Y-Flash IP is available in the TS35PM/TS18PM design kits. This IP combined with Tower's customizable LDMOS from 20- to 80-V process provides design flexibility and optimization demanded by today's power management ICs.
Tower invented the Y-Flash building blocks to meet customer needs for NVM in power supplies for consumer, medical, industrial and automotive applications.
The Y-Flash technology is designed to give customers flexibility on memory size.
Y-Flash does not require any additional masks in manufacturing and can support a variety of memory densities from a few bits for trimming and chip ID applications to more than 256-Kbits for code storage.
Tower's Y-Flash module was recently integrated into a digital power management design from Exar Corp. (Sunnyvale, Calif.).
"Our new Y-Flash memory blocks are an industry-leading solution for NVM technology and further validate our business strategy and commitment to providing the most complete power management platform in the industry," said Avi Strum, vice president and general manager of the specialty business unit at Tower.
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