Extreme temperature ARM Cortex-M microcontroller operates for 4,000 hours

Claimed to be the industry’s first extreme temperature ARM Cortex-M microcontroller, the VA10800 microcontroller has surpassed 4,000 hours of continuous operation at 200 degree C, reports Vorago Technologies.

Housed in a plastic package, the CPU has performed over 7,200 trillion sequential error-free operations, says the company, and exhibited a consistent, low level of current consumption within the specification.

The products under test are manufactured with a cost-effective, advanced plastic package composition, combined with the company’s Hardsil technology for high temperature operation. Bulk CMOS devices enhanced by Hardsil use standard manufacturing equipment with no negative impact on performance or yields, says the company, for a cost-effective alternative to current high-reliability techniques that use up-screened commercial products, redundant systems, or exotic packaging.

Ceramic package and die options are also available.



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