A collection of one-time programmable (OTP) anti-fuse non-volatile memory (NVM) IP is designed to speed development for system-on-chip (SoC) and fabless firms. Novocell Semiconductor Inc. has enhanced its original NoboBlox offering to include three new product families:
Built on the company’s Smartbit bit cell design technology, all Novocell NVM products rely on standard CMOS processes with no additional masks or post-process steps. They also feature a high voltage generator that eliminates the need for an area-consuming external charge pump, requiring only the standard process I/O voltage to achieve oxide breakdown. The designs require no additional error correction circuitry, additional chip area for redundant bit inclusion, or other compensation technologies that consume chip area.
Ranging from 8 bits to 256 bits, Novobits
is a register-type architecture OTP, designed as a dense and highly reliable e-fuse replacement. A special version of Novobits, previously known as NovoBlox Serial and now branded Novobits SPX, specifically targets analog trimming and calibration. It also includes features such as serial mode I/O and a special preview mode for data testing in analog mixed-signal applications. NovoBytes
is a ROM-style block array OTP offering access times under 8 ns and the ability to program from standard I/O voltage with less than 2.5 mA of current. Particularly suited to feature enablement and part configuration, the product ranges from 8 bits to 32 kbits in a choice of word sizes. NovoBytes MTP, a special multi-time write version of NovoBytes first developed in 2010, serves as a hybrid OTP/MTP solution to provide virtual multi-time write functionality. It is available off-the-shelf in 2x, 4x, and 8x write versions or may be customized in configurations to up to 1000x writes.
An ultra-high-density ROM-style OTP, NovoHD
is available up to 4 Mbits for high-capacity code storage, security, and feature enablement in low-power advanced-node applications.
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