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TIís FRAM MCU signals that fabs are back

5/3/2011 11:01 AM EDT
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krisi
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re: TIís FRAM MCU signals that fabs are back
krisi   5/26/2011 1:37:05 PM
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thank you @Mike G for independent verification of the TI's claims, sounds very impressive...we are looking for speakers on this technology at emerging technologies meeting (www.cmoset.com), let me know if you know anyone that might be interested, kris.iniewski@gmail.com

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Mike G   5/26/2011 11:53:33 AM
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FRAM is not magnetic. It is based on a Ferroelectric principle. However, the competing MRAM is magnetic so, yes, magnetic memory is back.

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Mike G   5/26/2011 11:45:24 AM
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We recently migrated our embedded memory from EEPROM to FRAM and can confirm that write times are basically the same as read times. In our case this means 10ms/256 bytes (EEPROM) to 256us/256 bytes or about 40 times faster. Our clock is not at the maximum speed, so 100 times faster sounds plausible. Power consumption, based on the speed increase alone, will be at least 1/40 of the original EEPROM in our case and could be 1/100 or even better.

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agk   5/4/2011 1:55:01 PM
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Congrats to TI 's another step up in low power MCU's.F-RAM has 10,000 times greater endurance and 3,000 times less power consumption than a typical serial EEPROM device, and nearly 500 times the write speed. Also since they are faster higher noise immunity the give and the RFID segment needs their low power consumption.More information available at www.ramtron.com.

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krisi   5/4/2011 1:09:42 PM
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Adi: pls email kris.iniewski@gmail.com

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Adi B.   5/4/2011 9:30:03 AM
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If you post a contact information I would be able to help!

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DJAus   5/4/2011 12:10:24 AM
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FRAM: Back to the future again. I started out in computing (showing my age) with magnetic core memory!

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Darcio Prestes   5/3/2011 11:05:31 PM
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It's going to be an interesting marriage - a MSP uC with embedded FRAM memory. The article fails to mention one key feature (in my opinion) of a FRAM device: virtualy unlimited write-erase cycles (10^16). Let's wait and see!

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_hm   5/3/2011 10:05:46 PM
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What are the typical timings for FRAM? And what will be size of FRAM available? Will it help faster migration to USB 3.0 in micro-controllers?

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krisi   5/3/2011 8:03:04 PM
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thank you @parity...would anyone be interested in writing a chapter on the FRAM technology for a memory book I am editing? Kris

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