TI unveils 4-MB Flash memory device for harsh environments

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a high-temperature, non-volatile Flash memory device for harsh environments. The SM28VLT32-HT has an operational capacity of 4 MB and eliminates the need for costly up-screening and qualification testing of industrial-grade components for temperature ranges outside data sheet specifications.

The device allows data logging at extreme temperatures and is guaranteed for at least 1,000 hours of operating life in harsh environment applications, including oil and gas exploration, heavy industrial, and avionics.

Key features and benefits include: the widest temperature range- it is the only nonvolatile Flash memory device qualified to work in temperatures ranging from -55 C to +210 C; it is tested across the entire temperature range and is able to provide robust read/write operation over the device’s operating life; it provides reduced design time, eliminating the need for external parts allowing manufacturers to develop applications for harsh environments quickly and safely, and cuts development, testing and qualification time by six months.

The device is also available in either a ceramic flat pack or in Known Good Die (KGD), and the SM28VLT32-HT allows for small package integration into multi-chip modules for systems with limited board space.



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