Freescale 2Mbit MRAM

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a series of 2Mbit magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) devices, providing designers a broader portfolio of MRAM products for a range of commercial, industrial and automotive applications. The 2Mbit MRAM replaces two current 1Mbit nvRAM parts with a single device designed to help reduce system cost and board area.The 2Mbit devices round out Freescale’s award-winning MRAM family of products with a choice of commercial, industrial and extended temperature ranges (operating from -40o to 105oC). MRAM devices are well-suited for a variety of applications, such as networking, security, data storage, gaming and printers. The extended temperature version is suitable for use in rugged application environments, such as military, aerospace and automotive designs.

Freescale’s MRAM devices are designed to combine the best features of non-volatile memory and RAM to enable “instant-on” capability and power loss protection in new classes of intelligent electronic devices. The 2Mbit MRAM device (MR1A16A) is available at a suggested resale price of $12.50 (USD) in 10,000-unit quantities. Initial shipments are planned to begin in September 2007.