Embedded Non-Volatile Memory IP for Industrial Markets
Embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) technology has been integrated into industrial applications that require a reliable, highly secure storage with a minimum lifetime of 10 years. These applications include code storage for microcontrollers, configuration data for sensors and motor control, and security keys for secure industrial networks. Power control and other analog-intensive applications require calibration and trimming. Key non-volatile memory requirements are high density and fast access times for high performance. Typical NVM capacities for mobile applications range from 1kbit to +1Mbit and target all process nodes from 180nm and below.
|Market||OTP usage||End Product||Kilopass Advantage|
|Consumer||Sensors, motor control, video surveillance, environmental control, RFID, M2M, power control, MCUs and framers/wrappers||set top boxes, multimedia SoCs, application processors, gaming, GPS, and storage||
Microcontrollers (MCUs) are pervasive in industrial applications, used in factory automation, appliances, test and measurement equipment, point-of-sale terminals, and security systems. Embedded non-volatile memory IP is used for code storage as well as analog calibration and trimming.
Kilopass’ NVM IP has been used for:
- code storage
- calibration and trimming of analog blocks
- program code storage
|Product||OTP usage||Before: external EEPROM Total Cost/Unit||After: Kilopass NVM Total Cost/Unit||Units/Year||Savings for 1 year of production||Savings for 3 year of production|
|Microcontroller||Code storage in 8kbit OTP||$0.08||$0.02||12M||$720K||$2.16M|