Spansion Inc. announced it has entered production of its 1Gb and 512Mb GL NOR Flash memory that is optimized for performance, high reliability and high density support. Target sales include automotive, consumer electronics, gaming, and telnet applications.
Densities of 128Mb, 256Mb, 512Mb, 1Gb and 2Gb
65nm MirrorBit charge trapping technology
45% faster page-mode read performance at 98.5 MB/s vs. 67.4 MB/s
BGA package (9mm x 9mm) for space-constrained applications
Enhanced security to protect customer IP through with sector read protection and larger 1024Kb secured silicon sector
Wide temperature range support including:
Industrial (-40C to +85C)
Automotive In-Cabin (-40C to +105C) planned
Complementary customized software drivers and Flash file system software
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.