AEON®/FTP Expands Application of Logic Nonvolatile Memory beyond Traditional One-Time and Multiple-Time Programmable Solutions
SEATTLE, Wash., April 21, 2008 Leading logic nonvolatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP) supplier, Impinj, Inc., today announced the introduction of the AEON®/FTP family of logic nonvolatile memory IP at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation’s 130, 90, and 65 nm process nodes.
Targeted at applications that require up to 100 write-erase cycles, AEON/FTP is drawing strong interest from leading companies in the wireless networking, digital content protection, and precision analog markets. At double the density of industry-leading, multiple-time programmable solutions, system architects may now integrate 100% testable, field programmable nonvolatile storage into their integrated circuit designs more cost effectively than ever.
"For a wide range of applications, traditional one-time programmable memories are too restrictive, and multiple-time programmable memories are too costly," said Larry Morrell, vice president and general manager of IP products at Impinj. "The AEON/FTP product exactly meets the needs of designers looking for the flexibility of MTP but who do not need thousands of write-erase cycles."
"Impinj clearly has been listening to their customers who are clamoring for a better way to bridge the OTP/MTP gap," said Rich Wawrzyniak senior analyst at Semico. "This product lowers cost for those currently using MTP by doubling the density, while at the same time reducing complexity and increasing testability access for engineers using an OTP solution today. Because Impinj’s AEON/FTP product targets applications that are already shipping in the billions of units and in markets expected to grow rapidly over the next 3–5 years, the impact could be significant."
Impinj leveraged the innovative technology found in the AEON/MTP product family, already shipped in more than 800 million ICs worldwide, to create AEON/FTP, which features:
- 100 write-erase cycle endurance
- 10-year data retention at 125 °C
- Compatibility with standard logic CMOS with no extra masks or processing steps
- Support for bit counts from 64 bits up to 16k bits
- Single voltage supply operation
- Full Program and Read operation from -40 °C to +125 °C
- Fully integrated high voltage and control circuitry
Impinj tests AEON/FTP to the same high quality and reliability standards as the entire AEON product family. Customers receive a fully characterized and qualified hard IP block including GDSII, Verilog model, and production test flow documentation.
To request datasheets and additional documentation about Impinj’s AEON/FTP or other AEON logic nonvolatile memory products, please visit http://ip-support.impinj.com.
About Impinj, Inc.
Impinj, Inc. is a semiconductor and RFID company whose patented Self-Adaptive Silicon® technology enables two synergistic business lines: high-performance RFID solutions and semiconductor intellectual property (IP). Impinj is the leading technical innovator in developing UHF RFID solutions for both item-level and supply-chain tagging worldwide. Impinj draws on its technical expertise and industry partnerships to deliver the GrandPrix™ RFID solution comprising high-performance tags, readers, software, antennas and systems integration. Impinj also licenses innovative IP products to leading semiconductor companies worldwide, allowing them to seamlessly integrate crucial nonvolatile memory (NVM) alongside analog and digital functionality on a single chip. Impinj's IP products include the popular AEON® family of embeddable cores, which provide rewriteable NVM technology in logic CMOS manufacturing. For more information, visit www.impinj.com.