Cypress F-RAM (Ferroelectric RAM) Nonvolatile Memory Enables High Endurance, Fast Write Speeds, and Low Power Consumption in Power Metering SystemsFollow article
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Cypress F-RAM (Ferroelectric RAM) combines nonvolatile data storage with the high performance of RAM
Cypress F-RAM provides fast writes at full interface speed. F-RAM does not have any write delays and in addition, data is instantly nonvolatile. Traditional nonvolatile memories have delays of 5 or more milliseconds before data becomes nonvolatile, and pending data is lost with a power interruption unless the system has a mechanism to stay on until data is safely stored.
F-RAM offers virtually unlimited endurance and low power consumption. F-RAM can support up to 100 trillion read/write cycles while traditional nonvolatile memories typically have less than 1 million cycle endurance. Furthermore, F-RAM consumes as low as 300 µA active and 6 µA standby current. Because of fast write speeds, F-RAM stays active for short periods of time, using very little power.
Cypress F-RAM Enables Power Metering Systems
One application that Cypress F-RAMs excel at are power metering systems. High endurance, fast writes, and low energy consumption features contribute to the rapid adoption of F-RAMs in this space. More and more data needs to be stored in next generation applications, and that trend is driving F-RAM adoption. Common metering systems where F-RAMs excel are smart electricity meters, water meters, and gas meters.
Please watch the video below and the attached F-RAM Technology White Paper to learn more! Cypress F-RAM is now available at RS-Components.