RS Components introduces F-RAM development board from Cypress Semiconductor

Engineers can evaluate possibilities of F-RAM memory for industrial applications using a development kit that is available from RS Components.

The development kit that will enable engineers to evaluate the high-performance Excelon Ultra QSPI F-RAM from Cypress Semiconductor. F-RAM combines non-volatile data storage, fast write speed and 100 trillion cycle write endurance to enable systems to capture, log and retain sensor data and system state information in the event of power loss. F-RAM can be used for robust memory performance in terms of cycling endurance and data retention for industrial systems operating in harsh environments.

Cypress’ Excelon F-RAM technology can be deployed in industrial automation, data logging, motor control, programmable logic controllers, point-of-sale, test and measurement, and smart meters.

The main board of the CY15FRAMKIT-002 development kit integrates a 4Mbit (512k x 8) Excelon-Ultra Quad-SPI F-RAM. Offering an operating voltage range from 1.8 to 3.6V, the board supports efficient low pin-count, high-speed interfaces. The board has Morpho headers for SPI- and QSPI-mode operation, which also enables evaluation using the ST Nucel0-L433RC-P microcontroller evaluation board. The board also works with any Arduino UNO R3 compatible boards for SPI mode operation.

Operating temperature is -40 to +85 degrees C and the board also has hardware protection with a write-protect pin and software block protection.

The Cypress CY15FRAMKIT-002 F-RAM development kit is shipping now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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