RS Components is now offering a new easy-to-use and inexpensive development kit from Cypress Semiconductor that will enable engineers to evaluate the high-performance Excelon™ Ultra QSPI F-RAM memory technology.
Cypress’ advanced Excelon F-RAM technology is well suited for deployment in a variety of industrial applications including industrial automation, data logging, motor control, programmable logic controllers, point-of-sale, test and measurement, and smart meters.
Combining non-volatile data storage, fast write speed and 100 trillion-cycle write endurance, F-RAM memory technology enables systems to instantly capture, log, and retain sensor data and system-state information in the event of power loss – a capability critical to addressing the demanding requirements for robust memory performance, cycling endurance and data retention for industrial systems operating in harsh environments
The mainboard of the CY15FRAMKIT-002 development kit integrates a 4-Mbit (512Kx8) Excelon-Ultra Quad-SPI F-RAM. Offering an operating voltage range from 1.8V 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 NUCLEO-L433RC-P microcontroller evaluation board. In addition, the board works with any Arduino UNO R3 compatible board for SPI mode operation. Additional features of the board include a –40˚C to +85˚C industrial-grade operating range; hardware protection with a write-protect pin; software block protection; and embedded ECC (Error-Correcting Code).