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Cypress Adds Low-Power MoBL Devices to Family of Asynchronous SRAMs with On-Chip Error-Correcting Code

Last Updated: September 03, 2014

16 Mb SRAMs Improve Data Reliability a Thousandfold over SRAMs without ECC,
While Helping to Conserve Battery Life in Handheld Systems

SAN JOSE, Calif., September 3, 2014 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY), the Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) market leader, today announced the sampling of 16 Mb asynchronous low-power SRAMs with Error-Correcting Code (ECC). The on-chip ECC feature of the new MoBL® (More Battery Life™) SRAMs enables them to provide the highest levels of data reliability, without the need for additional error correction chips—simplifying designs and reducing board space. The MoBL devices extend the battery life of handheld systems for a wide variety of markets, including industrial, military, communication, data processing, medical and consumer electronics.

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 asynchronous SRAM family performs all error correction functions inline, without user intervention, delivering best-in-class Soft Error Rate (SER) performance of less than 0.1 FIT/Mb (one FIT is equivalent to one error per billion hours of device operation). The new devices are pin-compatible with current asynchronous low-power SRAMs, enabling customers to boost system reliability while retaining board layout. The 16 Mb MoBL SRAMs also include an optional error indication signal that indicates the occurrence and correction of single-bit errors.

“We have received an overwhelming response from customers on our Fast SRAMs with ECC that we introduced earlier this year,” said Sunil Thamaran, senior director of the Asynchronous SRAM Business Unit at Cypress. “Adding MoBL devices to this family broadens the applications that can benefit from our on-chip ECC technology. Cypress is committed to developing new SRAM technologies to better serve our customers, adding to our undisputed leadership in this market.”  

The Cypress 16-Mbit MoBL SRAMs are offered in industry standard x8, x16 and x32 configurations. The devices operate at multiple voltages (1.8V, 3V, and 5V) over -40◦C to +85◦C (Industrial) and -40◦C to +125◦C (Automotive-E) temperature ranges.

The new SRAMs are currently sampling in industrial temperature grade, with production expected in November 2014. These devices will be available in RoHS-compliant 48-pin TSOP I, 48-ball VFBGA and 119-ball BGA packages.

About Cypress SRAMs
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 delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC® 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress is the world leader in capacitive user interface solutions including CapSense® touch sensing, TrueTouch® touchscreens, and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and peripherals. Cypress is a world leader in USB controllers, which enhance connectivity and performance in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM and nonvolatile RAM memories. Cypress serves numerous major markets, including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial and military. Cypress trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

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