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Cypress Introduces High-Performance Synchronous SRAM Family With On-Chip Error-Correcting Code for Superior Reliability

Last Updated: May 26, 2015

36Mb Synchronous SRAMs Offer Industry’s Lowest Soft Error Rate;
Deliver Lower Power Consumption and Pin-to-Pin Compatibility to Existing Devices

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 26, 2015 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY), the Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) market leader, today announced the availability of the industry’s highest-density synchronous SRAMs with on-chip Error-Correcting Code (ECC). The integrated ECC feature enables the new 36Mb synchronous SRAMs to provide the highest levels of data reliability, simplifying designs for a wide variety of military, communication and data processing applications. Cypress plans to expand the family of high-performance synchronous SRAMs with ECC with additional densities this year.

Soft errors caused by background radiation can corrupt memory content, resulting in a loss of critical data. A hardware ECC block in Cypress’s new synchronous SRAMs performs all error correction functions inline, without user intervention, delivering best-in-class Soft Error Rate (SER) performance. The synchronous SRAMs with ECC are pin-compatible with current synchronous SRAMs, enabling customers to enhance SER and system reliability while retaining board layout. Additionally, the new SRAMs help reduce power consumption by as much as 36% over competing solutions. A video introducing Cypress’s synchronous SRAMs with ECC is available at

“Cypress is the worldwide market leader in synchronous SRAMs, and this new family of devices with on-chip ECC demonstrates our commitment to expanding our portfolio of standard synchronous, NoBL® and QDR® SRAMs,” said Oliver Pohland, business unit director for Synchronous SRAMs at Cypress. “As with our entire SRAM portfolio, these new devices are backed by Cypress’s best-in-class manufacturing and customer support.”


The new 36Mb synchronous SRAMs are currently available in industrial temperature grade in RoHS-compliant 100-pin TQFP and 165-ball BGA packages.

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Cypress holds the No. 1 global market share position in SRAMs -- the only memories that deliver the performance, reliability, and long product lifecycles vital to the evolution of the Internet and mission-critical systems everywhere. Built on more than 30 years of experience and a strong IP portfolio, Cypress SRAMs offer the world's best speed and power performance and the highest reliability to meet the requirements of the most-demanding systems. Cypress is also the only vendor to offer products in every SRAM category, including synchronous and asynchronous, dual-port, and nonvolatile. Cypress SRAMs are widely used in networking, industrial, automotive, military/aerospace, and medical systems around the world, and the company is working with customers and partners to innovate new SRAM categories that address the performance demands of tomorrow's Internet and the Internet of Things.

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Cypress (NASDAQ: CY) delivers high-performance, high-quality solutions at the heart of today’s most advanced embedded systems, from automotive, industrial and networking platforms to highly interactive consumer and mobile devices. With a broad, differentiated product portfolio that includes NOR flash memories, F-RAM™ and SRAM, Traveo™ microcontrollers, the industry’s only PSoC® programmable system-on-chip solutions, analog and PMIC Power Management ICs, CapSense® capacitive touch-sensing controllers, and Wireless BLE Bluetooth® Low-Energy and USB connectivity solutions, Cypress is committed to providing its customers worldwide with consistent innovation, best-in-class support and exceptional system value. To learn more, go to

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