Everspin Technologies is announcing that they have begun shipping 256Mb ST-MRAM samples to select global customers, enabling new storage solutions that use true MRAM-based Storage Class Memory (SCM). Their new 256Mb ST-MRAM represents a new record for the highest density commercial MRAM currently available in today’s market. Everspin, who is breaking their own previous record, is a consistent industry leader in providing the highest density MRAM devices. Everspin’s MRAM has demonstrated interface speeds that are comparable to DRAM, and their new ST-MRAM 256Gb solution continues this level of performance with the DDR3 interface.
Everspin is also announcing plans to produce a 1Gb version of their ST-MRAM that will be based on their proprietary perpendicular magnetic tunnel junction (pMTj) spin torque technology, due to begin sampling later this year. The 1Gb version will provide transfer speeds comparable to DRAM via the DDR4 interface. The need for persistent memory has quickly become a multi-billion dollar market, and Everspin’s pMTj-based ST-MRAM solutions will take advantage of this burgeoning market. With storage and server OEMs already evaluating Everspin ST-MRAM products, they are immediately planning to utilize these latest higher-density solutions. As Everspin continues to scale to lower process geometries, densities above 1Gb will be a reality in coming years.
ST-MRAM represents the next generation of non-volatile memory, and Everspin continues to be the leader in development and production, changing the landscape of storage and server architectures. These devices are now able to protect “hot data” in MRAM as the first tier of storage. MRAM is able to immediately secure data in movement without the concern of data corruption due to power source fluctuations or interruptions, as well as providing a significant improvement in write performance as compared to NAND or other persistent memory solutions. Everspin continues to bring the most disruptive non-volatile memory devices to market, which in turn enables the highest performing SCM. To date, Everspin has shipped over 60 million MRAM discrete and embedded devices for data centers, cloud storage, automotive, transportation, industrial, energy and consumer markets.
According to Everspin CEO Phill LoPresti, “We continue to bring the fastest non-volatile products to our customers, expanding our offering with a high density 1Gb DDR4 pMTj ST-MRAM. This will provide new and innovative approaches to the way non-volatile memory solutions can be architectured.”
- Supports 100,000 X faster write speeds than NAND flash
- Operates on the DDR3/DDR4 DRAM memory interface
- Requires no wear leveling
- Provides the highest endurance of currently available non-volatile memory
- Delivers low power operation
- Enables instant on/off functionality