SOURCE: Ramtron International Corporation

Ramtron International Corporation

May 25, 2010 08:30 ET

Ramtron Serial 1-Mbit F-RAM Upgraded to Automotive Qualification

Low Power, High-Performance F-RAM Meets AEC-Q100 Grade 3 Standards

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwire - May 25, 2010) -  Ramtron International Corporation (NASDAQ: RMTR), the leading developer and supplier of ferroelectric-based low power memory and integrated semiconductor products, today announced that its FM25V10-G -- a 1-Megabit (Mb), 2.0-3.6V serial F-RAM memory device -- has been qualified to AEC-Q100 Grade 3 standards. This rigorous automotive-grade qualification, established by the Automotive Electronic Council's Stress Test Qualification for Integrated Circuits, expands Ramtron's portfolio of AEC-Q100 compliant memory to 15 devices, which are designed to meet the demanding requirements of the automotive market. The Grade-3 qualification ensures device operation over the automotive temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees Celsius.

The FM25V10-G is a member of Ramtron's V-Family nonvolatile F-RAM memory, which features a wide operating voltage range of 2.0 to 3.6-volts. The FM25V10-G is a 1-Mb serial SPI device that has an operating current of 3.0 mA (Idd at 40MHz) in an industry standard 8-pin SOIC package. The product operates at full bus speed of 40MHz, features NoDelay™ writes, virtually unlimited read/write cycles, and low power consumption. The device is a drop-in replacement for 1-Mb serial Flash and serial EEPROM memories in automotive, industrial controls, metering, medical, military, gaming, and computing applications, among others.

"The FM25V10 demonstrates automotive-grade compliance of our highest density product to date," comments Ramtron marketing manager, Mike Peters. "Adding Grade 3 qualification to our V-Family product line allows us to offer power-efficient, high-performance nonvolatile memories to automotive customers over the entire density range of 4-kilobits to 1-megabit."

About the F-RAM V-Family
Ramtron's V-Family of F-RAM products includes a variety of serial I2C, serial SPI, and parallel memories. The V-Family enables improved device specifications and increased feature sets. The serial V-Family products offer an optional unique 64-bit serial number, comprised of a 16-bit unique customer ID, a 40-bit manufacturing serial number, and an 8-bit cyclic redundancy check for systems that require unique electronic numbering for added security.

Samples of the FM25V10-G are available now in a RoHS-compliant, 8-pin SOIC package. Unit pricing begins at $5.05 for the FM25V10-G and $5.19 for the optional unique serial number device (FM25VN10-G) in quantities of 10K.

About Ramtron
Ramtron International Corporation, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets specialized semiconductor memory and integrated semiconductor solutions used in a wide range of product applications and markets worldwide. For more information, visit www.ramtron.com.

For a 300-dpi product photo, visit www.ramtron.com/press-center/image-bank.aspx (see F-RAM V-Family).

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