TI unveils industry's first 4-MB Flash memory device for harsh environments

 TI unveils industry's first 4-MB Flash memory device for harsh environments

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Nov. 20, 2012

DALLAS, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI)
(NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced the industry's first high-temperature,
nonvolatile 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. For more information or to order
samples and EVMs, see www.ti.com/sm28vlt32-ht-pr.

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Key features and benefits of the SM28VLT32-HT:

  oWidest temperature range: Only nonvolatile Flash memory device qualified
    to work in temperatures ranging from -55 C to +210 C.
  oHigh reliability: Tested across the entire temperature range to provide
    robust read/write operation over the device's operating life. 
  oReduced design time: Eliminates 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
  oSmall, ruggedized package: Available in either a ceramic flat pack or in
    Known Good Die (KGD), the SM28VLT32-HT allows small package integration
    into multi-chip modules for systems with limited board space.
  oSerial interface: SPI interface simplifies design and packaging, and
    reduces pin count.

Packaging, availability and pricing
The SM28VLT32-HT is sampling now in an 8-mm x 25-mm ceramic flat pack, with
KGD package options and volume quantities available in 1Q13.

Tools and support
Built on a ruggedized board to allow for easier evaluation at higher
temperatures, the HTFLASHEVM evaluation module is available now.

Support is available for customers on the High Reliability Forum in the TI
E2E™ Community, where engineers can ask questions and get answers from TI

Complementary portfolio for high reliability
The SM28VLT32-HT complements TI's full portfolio of analog and embedded
processing products for high-temperature, high-reliability applications, such
as the SM470R1B1M-HT ARM7TDMI™ Microcontroller and the SM320F28335-HT Delfino™
Digital Signal Controller.

Find out more about TI's high-temperature portfolio:

  oPurchase a sample of the SM28VLT32-HT: www.ti.com/sm28vlt32-ht-sample-pr
  oPurchase the HTFLASHEVM evaluation module: www.ti.com/sm28vlt32-ht-evm-pr
  oDownload the datasheet: www.ti.com/sm28vlt32-ht-ds-pr
  oExplore TI's full portfolio of high-temperature ICs and related system
    block diagrams: www.ti.com/hightemp-pr
  oDownload TI's High-Temperature Guide: www.ti.com/hightempguide-pr

About high-reliability and high-temperature components from TI
Customers count on TI's high-reliability expertise and the industry's broadest
portfolio of analog and embedded processing products to provide complete
semiconductor solutions and value-added services for challenging or extreme
environments in industrial, space, aerospace, defense, medical and consumer
markets. TI offers solutions and services for extended temperature ranges for
-55 C up to 220 C, radiation hardened designs, baseline control, extended
product life cycles, obsolescence mitigation, quality conformance to military
standards, ITAR flow support and in-house process technology. TI's
high-reliability packaging capabilities include ceramic, plastic and Known
Good Die (KGD) wafer solutions. More at www.ti.com/hirel

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