San Jose, Calif.Atmel Corp. announced the production availability of its AT25DF081, an 8-Mbit serial flash device capable of operating at 1.8-volts.
With a low-voltage operating range of 1.65V to 1.95V, the AT25DF081 operates at the same voltage range as many current and upcoming sub-90nm ASICs and processors/controllers, which allows system designers to finally create applications that can utilize a single supply voltage for all components in the system while also saving a significant amount of cost.
Unlike devices that are screened to operate at lower voltages and subsequently de-rated, the AT25DF081 was designed specifically to operate at 1.8-V, enabling the device to retain the same high levels of performance as its 3-V counterpart.
Atmel developed the AT25DF081 based on direct, specific needs from its customers who use the devices to store both program code and data in battery-powered, portable consumer products such as personal media players (PMPs) and smart phones. The AT25DF081 addresses the main concerns when choosing to use serial flash for portable designs.
The AT25DF081 is offered in three different package options consisting of an 8-lead, 150-mil wide "narrow-body" SOIC, an 8-contact, 5mm x 6mm x 0.6mm Ultra Thin DFN (UDFN), and an extremely small, 0.4mm thin 11-ball dBGA (WLCSP).
Pricing: In 10,000-unit quantities, starts at $0.66, $0.70, and $0.83 for the three respective package options.
Availability: Now for both samples and production volumes.