Intel Unveils New Multi-Level Cell Flash Products

Intel Targets Embedded Market with New Flash Products

by Anton Shilov
04/07/2005 | 07:52 PM

Intel Corp. introduced Intel StrataFlash Embedded Memory, a family of low-cost, high-performance NOR flash memory products targeted for embedded applications in such market segments as consumer electronics, industrial and wired communications.

 

Intel’s fourth-generation, Multi-Level Cell products target OEMs in embedded market segments that are increasingly requiring higher performance and density for flash memory. This type of performance is especially suited for platform designs ranging from digital cameras and household electronics to network routers and switches and handheld devices.

The new Intel StrataFlash Embedded Memory product family will offer a wide range of densities, from 64Mb to 1Gb, to provide an easy upgrade path for developers and eliminate redesign efforts while minimizing cost. Intel's fourth-generation Multi-Level Cell technology delivers two bits of information in each memory cell, enabling smaller die sizes and higher densities.

With the new product family, embedded system designers can choose from three package options to best meet their form factor needs, all of which are available in lead (Pb) and lead-free (Pb-free) packages. In addition, developers will benefit from fast access times for superior application performance - 85 nanosecond initial access times and subsequent 20 nanosecond bus speeds - along with multiple protection options for maximum security and low voltage for longer battery life.

Intel StrataFlash Embedded Memory in densities of 64Mb - 512Mb will be available in the second quarter of 2005 and can be coupled with royalty-free Intel flash memory software for improved data and file management. The 1Gb density device will be available in the second half of 2005.