MRAM applications

Alif Semiconductor launch a new AI/ML microcontroller with optional MRAM memory

Alif Semiconductor announced a new microcontroller in its Ensemble family, the E1C, that offers 46 giga-operations per second (GOPS) of minimum-precision compute for on-device machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads.

The Alif E1C offers several memory options, depending on the model, ranging from 256Kb of SRAM in the entry-level option, up to 1.9Mb of MRAM and 2Mb of SRAM in the high-end option.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 19,2024

Numem and IC’ALPS co-develop a custom MRAM-powered AI accelerator

High-performance STT-MRAM developer Numem announced that in collaboration with ASIC/SoC designer IC’ALPS it has developed an integrated circuit with RISC-V processors, 2MBytes of NuRAM and a DSP/AI Custom Datapath Accelerator.

The two companies co-developed the SoC in an advanced technology node, taking advance of the high-performance and low power consumption of Numem's memory technology. The company also details that the physical implementation of this integrated circuit was made in a secure space (isolated location, network, and servers, and encrypted exchanges) to meet with the stringent protection of sensitive data required by this program. Numem and IC’Alps intend to extend their partnership to serve new SoC projects for customers.

Read the full story Posted: May 31,2024

Everspin reports its financial results for Q3 2023, launches a new MRAM for distributed Edge AI project

Everspin Technologies reported its financial results for Q3 2023, with revenues of $16.5 million (up 8% from Q3 2022) and a net income of $2.4 million. The company generated $3.6 million and its current cash balance is $34.9 million.Everspin Technologies chip photo

Everspin is cautiously optimistic about the next quarter, expecting revenue to be in the range of $15.4 to $16.4 million. It says demand for its toggle products remain strong and it sees increased demand for its xSPI family of STT-MRAM products.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 02,2023

RAiTEK adopts Avalanche's space-grade MRAM for its satellite-based storage systems

pMTJ STT-MRAM developer Avalanche Technology announced that it is providing its Space Grade Persistent SRAM (P-SRAM) STT-MRAM products for satellite-based storage systems developed by RAiTEK. 

Avalanche Technology MRAM chips render

RAiTEK has designed in a 16Mb device from Avalanche's Gen 2 Space Grade family to monitor data stream status, and a 1Gb Gen 3 Space Grade to support large configuration images for the onboard FPGA used in the drives, as part of their growing portfolio of data storage and processing solutions for the space industry.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 12,2023

NETSOL launches a stand-alone STT-MRAM product fabricated in Samsung Foundry’s 28nm FDSOI process

NETSOL released new 1Mb to 32Mb serial and 1Mb to 64Mb parallel STT-MRAM products through the Samsung Electronics Foundry.

NETSOL MRAM products are ideal for applications that need to store and retrieve data quickly and frequently due to STT-MRAM's virtually unlimited endurance and fast-write features. Ideal for code storage, data logging, backup and working memory in industrial devices/ equipment, it can replace NOR Flash, FeRAM, low-power SRAM and nvSRAM products, among others with unmatched performance and non-volatile features.

NETSOL STT-MRAM products provide fast read and write features without a delay in recording and storing data even when the system is powered off, and is cost-effective by enabling compact systems without the need for batteries or capacitors based on its non-volatile features.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 30,2023

Avalanche to supply its Gen-2 space-grade MRAM to ASP's satellite power applications

pMTJ STT-MRAM developer Avalanche Technology announced that it is providing its disruptive Space Grade Persistent SRAM (P-SRAM) products for satellite power applications developed by Advanced Space Power Equipment GmbH (ASP). 

Avalanche Technology MRAM chips render

ASP has designed in a 16Mb device from Avalanche’s Gen 2 Space Grade P-SRAM family into its next-generation Power Conditioning & Distribution Unit (PCDU) within its satellite platform product line.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 02,2023

NXP and TSMC to offer 16 nm FinFET automotive embedded MRAM

NXP Semiconductors announced a collaboration with TSMC to offer automotive embedded MRAM, in TSMC's 16 nm FinFET technology. NXP says that as automakers transition to software-defined vehicles, they need to support multiple generations of software upgrades on a single hardware platform. Bringing together NXP’s high-performance S32 automotive processors with fast and highly reliable next-generation MRAM in 16 nm FinFET technology provides the ideal hardware platform for this transition.

The new MRAM memory will be able to udpate 20MB of code in ~3 seconds compared to flash memories that take about 1 minute, which will minimize the downtime associated with software updates. MRAM also provides a highly reliable technology for automotive mission profiles by offering up to one million update cycles, a level of endurance 10x greater than flash and other emerging memory technologies.

Read the full story Posted: May 16,2023

Avalanche announces pre-production of its Gen-3 Space Grade Dual QSPI STT-MRAM solution for advanced SoCs and FPGAs

pMTJ STT-MRAM developer Avalanche Technology announced that its Gen-3 Space Grade Dual QSPI solution is now available in pre-production.

The devices are based on the company's latest generation STT-MRAM technology. Avalanche says that the new devices offer significant density, endurance, reliability, and power benefits, over existing memory solutions for aerospace and defense applications, particularly for easily configuring advanced SoCs and FPGAs, which are known to present complex design challenges.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 10,2023

Bugatti selects Everspin's 256Kb MRAM for its upcoming all-electric supercar

Everspin Technologies announced that Rimac Technology, designer of cars for its sister company Bugatti-Rimac, has selected Everspin's 256Kb MRAM for use in the upcoming innovative all-electric Nevara supercar.

Everspin Technologies chip photoThe MR25H256AMDF 256Kb MRAM device, according to Everspin, is well suited for automotive applications and is qualified to the AEC-Q100 Grade 1 standard for use in demanding memory applications that require extreme reliability in critical data capturing systems.

Disclosure: the author of this post holds share in Everspin

Read the full story Posted: Nov 30,2022