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The Advantages of using MRAM with FPGA’s, a perspective from Sanjeev Aggarwal, President and CEO of Everspin Technologies
Field-programmable gate arrays (FGPAs) are finding their way into many different applications as 5G technology, and other LPWAN connectivity solutions roll out. Automotive, IoT operations, and 5G edge applications are implementing FPGA chips due to their fast time-to-market and their ability to be reprogrammed. In many cases, the FPGA is installed in applications where frequent system updates are needed. Often these bitstream updates are made over the air (OTA. An FPGA with a magnetoresistive random-access memory (MRAM) can simplify the software associated with the management process of updating new bitstreams into memory.
Sanjeev Aggarwal Describes the New EMxxLX STT-MRAM Family
The EMxxLX family is the highest performing discrete persistent memory in the industry with up to 400MB/s of read and write bandwidth. We have taken steps to make this product easy to design-in for our customers by using the standard xSPI octal protocol, standard packages, and eliminating any need for endurance wear-leveling or external error correction. It represents the decisive move to make our STT-MRAM technology suitable for industrial markets with enhanced temperature, endurance and data retention as compared to earlier STT-MRAM products. Production availability now means that our customers can take full advantage of the performance and reliability of this new offering in their industrial, aerospace, storage, networking, transportation, IoT and edge, AI, metering, and infrastructure systems that all demand the highest of data integrity over the life of the systems in harsh environments. Additionally, we have matched the command protocol for serial NOR Flash memories which gives customers the option to use MRAM in FPGA based system for very fast configurations and performance advantages with the extremely fast writing capability, 1000x times faster than worst case NOR programming speeds. Announcing production availability of the EMxxLX is a big milestone for Everspin, but more importantly for our customers that will take advantage of the performance, backed by the strong reputation for reliability for our products.
Joe O'Hare Interviewed in Storage Unpacked
This week, Chris and Martin dig deeper into storage media and look at magneto-resistive RAM, commonly known as MRAM in this conversation with Joe O’Hare, Director of Distribution and Product Marketing at Everspin Technologies.
Electronic Design Editor Bill Wong interviewed Everspin CEO Kevin Conley about the state of MRAM and its track to becoming a universal memory. In this Q&A, Kevin discusses MRAM pricing, the potential of Everspin’s 1 Gb STT-MRAM solution, embedded MRAM, Toggle MRAM and more. To read the full Q&A interview, visit Electronic Design.
STT-MRAM is a persistent memory solution that enables higher density with the ability to scale while consuming less power. With fast read/write speed similar to DRAM and the ability to handle memory workloads, STT-MRAM is considered the “leading contender for universal memory,” the “world's fastest write speed for embedded memory,” or as we like to say, “the industry’s most durable, highest performance persistent memory.” There’s no question STT-MRAM is highly regarded for its versatility, reliability, speed and endurance, especially for applications where data persistence is paramount, such as enterprise storage, industrial and transportation systems. For example, IBM has adopted Everspin STT-MRAM for use as a persistent write buffer in the flash modules used to build their All Flash Arrays (AFA). Read more...
There are clear benefits to using Toggle MRAM and STT-MRAM which is why Everspin continues to invest in both product lines. In June 2019, we announced production phase for our 1 Gb STT-MRAM product. During the announcement, many media and analysts viewed this as a move away from our Toggle MRAM product line. That couldn’t be further from the truth, evidenced by our recent expansion of our Toggle MRAM solutions. We deliver choices to our customers to meet their broad application requirements. We’re now offering a wide variety of Toggle MRAM densities, with new 2Mb, 8MB and 32Mb Toggle MRAM solutions to accompany our 16MB and other low-density solutions, adding to memory and price point variety. Read more...