Microchip says 25CSM0 is its highest-density EEPRROM yet

Microchip Technology has introduced its highest-density EEPROM to date, the 25CSM04. The 4Mbit EEPROM is the largest EEPROM available to developers, doubling the 2Mbit density which is currently available.

EEPROM offers performance advantages over NOR Flash which is used for less expensive NOR Flash ICs for any application above 2Mbit non volatile data sets, explains the company. In response to customer request, Microchip introduced the 4Mbit EEPROM. Explaining the choice of EEPROM, the company said that EEPROM advantages include a lower standby current (2 microA versus 15 microA) and the ability to perform single-byte, multi-byte, and full-page writes. It also has shorter sector erase/rewrite times (5ms versus 300ms) and more erase/rewrite cycles (1M versus 100k).

Randy Drwinga, vice president of Microchip’s memory products division, added: “Designers can now re-evaluate their systems and leverage this new technology to optimize design performance.”

The 25CSM04 joins Microchip’s non volatile memory product portfolio. The company’s memory product family includes serial EEPROMs, NOR Flash, SRAM, and EERAM in all standard serial buses and all standard densities from 128-bit to 64Mbit.

The 4Mbit serial EEPROM devices are supported by the MPLAB starter kit for serial memory products. The kit includes a serial memory interface board, serial EEPROM starter pack, USB cable, CD containing the MPLAB X integrated development environment (IDE), Total Endurance software model and a serial EEPROM interface tool.

There are three package options for the 25CSM04 family of memory devices.

Microchip Technology provides smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions. Its development tools and product portfolio are engineered to enable customers to create optimal designs which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market. The company’s products are used by customers in the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defence, communications and computing markets.


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