MRAM applications

Aeroflex launches 16MBit and 64MBit MRAM chips, based on Everspin's technology

Aeroflex launched three MRAM chips for the aerospace and defense markets: the UT8MR2M8 (16Mbit, 40-pin flatpack) and the UT8MR8M8 (64Mbit, 64-pin flatpack). The 64Mbit chip isactually the world's highest density MRAM chip (Everspin's highest one is only 16Mbit in size).

Aeroflex is using licensed MRAM technolgoy from Everspin, and it took them two years to modify Everspin's design so it fits their target markets.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 05,2012

Aeroflex licenses MRAM technology from Everspin, to make memory solutions for aerospace and defense applications

Aeroflex Colorado Springs has licensed MRAM technology from Everspin for the development of HiRel nonvolatile memory solutions for aerospace and defense applications. Aeroflex will develop 4Mb and 16Mb MRAM monolithic solutions with guaranteed total ionizing dose and single event effect hardness. Aeroflex envisions HiRel MRAM solutions being used with microprocessors, DSP engines, storage systems, instruments, and reconfigurable FPGAs that require guaranteed total ionizing dose and single event hardness.

Aeroflex’s MRAM roadmap includes a family of -55oC to +125oC, QML products offered in ceramic packages per a Standard Microcircuit Drawing (SMD). As a replacement for 3.3 volt asynchronous SRAM, Aeroflex products will be 8-bit parallel I/O solutions in densities of 4M, 16M, and 64Mbit. All products are designed to operate from a single 3.3 volt supply. With data retention after each write of 20 years and infinite read/write endurance, Aeroflex MRAM products are ideal for working memory applications that require high rates of data overwrites.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 19,2010

ARM licenses Crocus' Magnetic Logic Unit (MLU) technology

Crocus Technology announced that ARM licensed the company's Magnetic Logic Unit (MLU) technology. The MLU is a CMOS based rugged magnetic technology capable of offering important advantages in performance, size and security for embedded micro-controllers. MLU can replace both flash and RAM and are suitable for mobile and security applications.

Crocus will provide ARM with access to its MLU technology, including MRAM blocks in sub-90 nm technology which can replace traditional flash memory, plus MIP (Match In Place) enabled technology which enhances the security of keys and other secret data. Crocus has been co-developing the MLU technology together with IBM since 2011.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 31,2014

Artesyn announces a single-board computer with MRAM memory

Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced a new high-performance VME single-board computer that comes with 512Kb of MRAM memory. The MVME8105 computer provides computing performance, data throughput and long life cycle support for a range of high-end industrial control, C4ISR and mission critical applications.

Artesyn MVME8105 photo

The computer features a Freescale QorIQ P5020 2.0 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM, 512MB of MRAM memory and 8GB of storage (flash). Other features include multiple USB, serial and Ethernet ports and can support a range of operating systems including Wind River VxWorks, Linux and Green Hills Integrity.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 14,2015

Aupera Technologies launches the world's first storage module based on Everspin's pMTJ STT-MRAM

Aupera Technologies launched the world's first M.2 storage module based on Everspin's recently announced 256Mb pMTJ ST-MRAM. The Aup-AXL-M128, will be used in Aupera's All Flash Array system as a hardware acceleration engine for specific applications that require low latency and high performance.

Aupera Aup-AXL-M128 photo

Aupera says the company is excited at the future potential of this ST-MRAM based module. The ST-MRAM delivers four orders of magnitude BER reduction and more than 30% less power while quadrupling the capacity to 128MB as compared to the previous generation M.2 MRAM module.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 10,2016

Avalanche announces space-grade Gigabit-density STT-MRAM

pMTJ STT-MRAM developer Avalanche Technology announced its third-generation 1Gb space-grade parallel asynchronous x32-interface high-reliability P-SRAM (Persistent SRAM) memory devices. The company says that these new devices enable customers to design unified memory architecture systems for high reliability aerospace applications, in extremely small form factors.

Avalanche pMTJ STT-MRAM P-SRAM Serial QSPI Evaluation Kit photo

Avalanche's 2nd-Gen P-SRAM evaluation kit

The new Parallel x32 Space Grade series is offered in 512Mb, 1Gb, 2Gb and 4Gb density options and has asynchronous SRAM compatible 45ns/45ns read/write timings. Data is always non-volatile with >10^14 write cycles endurance and 10-year retention at 125°C. All four density options are available in a small footprint 142-Ball FBGA (17mm x 11mm) package.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 16,2021

Avalanche starts production of space-grade 16-64Mb STT-MRAM devices

pMTJ STT-MRAM developer Avalanche Technology announced that it is now shipping new space-grade parallel asynchronous x16-interface high-reliability P-SRAM (Persistent SRAM) memory devices, based on its latest STT-MRAM technology.

Avalanche pMTJ STT-MRAM P-SRAM Serial QSPI Evaluation Kit photo

Avalanche says that its STT-MRAM devices are smaller and more efficienct compared to Toggle MRAM based products, currently adopted in aerospace applications. The Parallel x16 Space Grade series is offered in 16Mb, 32Mb and 64Mb density options and has asynchronous SRAM compatible 45ns/45ns read/write timings. All three density options currently in production and available within industry standard lead times.

Read the full story Posted: May 05,2021

BMW uses new automotive-temperate Everspin MRAM in their S-1000RR super bike

Everspin announced that BMW is using their 4Mb MRAM chip (MR2A16AMYS35) in their super bike. Everspin's say that their MRAM products meet the demands of AEC-Q100 standards that are associated with a variety of automotive applications (engine control units, advanced transmission control, in-car data log and multimedia systems for in-car entertainment).

BMW is using the memory chip in their Motorrad Motorsport engine control unit (ECU) called RSM5, storing important calibration data that controls the motorcycle during a race. The MRAM chip stores adjustable engine parameters such as data related to a racing bike’s fuel injection, ignition, braking and acceleration, and is optimized before each race - with different parameters according to the river, track and race conditions.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 28,2011