Cypress Semiconductor has introduced a nonvolatile data-logging solution with ultra-low power consumption. This solution is perfect for the latest-generation portable medical and wearable devices and other IoT applications that require nonvolatile memories to continuously log a growing amount of user and sensor data while using as little power as possible. The company’s new Excelon LP Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (F-RAM) is claimed to be the industry’s most energy-efficient nonvolatile RAM and delivers instant-write capabilities with virtually unlimited endurance, allowing these applications to deliver mission-critical data logging demands while maximising battery life. The series is available in a low-pin-count, small-footprint package that is perfectly suited for space-constrained, portable applications.
“With the rapid proliferation of portable medical devices and wearable health monitors, a premium is being placed on ultra-low-power, fail-safe storage,” said Sam Geha, executive vice president of the Memory Products Division at Cypress. “Our new Excelon LP F-RAMs use 200 times less energy than EEPROMs and 3,000 times less than NOR Flash while providing virtually infinite endurance in a small form factor, making them a perfect match for these applications.”