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September 06, 2012

Microchip Technology Introduces a New Line of Microcontrollers that Work more while Consuming Less

Microchip Technology (News - Alert) Inc., a provider of microcontroller, analogue and Flash-IP solutions has expanded its collection of Multi-Purpose Flash Plus (MPF+) with the unveiling of four new compact 512K x16 Parallel Flash CMOS devices (SST39VF401C, SST39F402C, SST39LF401C and the SST39LF402C.).

These units are manufactured using high-Performance CMOS SuperFlash technology, allowing the production of low power (2.7 to 3.6V) x16 Parallel NOR Flash devices. The chips sport a split-gate design and thick-oxide tunneling injector paramount for superior reliability and design simplicity.

The technology featured within the SST39VF401C/402C and SST39LF401C/402C allows for frequent erasures of data without risk of quality deterioration. This is a characteristic that makes the chips ideal for systems that need to frequently change the data they use to run such as consumer electronics, industrial devices automotive, and embedded systems.


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Power consumption has also been taken care of. The devices deliver an active current of as low as 5mA and a standby current of 3mA, a feature aimed at extending battery life in accessories, sensors and battery-operated appliances.

Commenting on the release, Randy Drwinga, vice president of Microchip’s SuperFlash Memory Division, said, “The addition of the SST39VF40XC and SST39LF4OXC product families to Microchip’s portfolio underscores our commitment to the development of advanced memory technology and products.” He pointed out that the company plans to extend its supremacy in memory components by providing “easy-to-use, affordable solutions that encourage high-performance, innovative designs for a wide spectrum of applications.”

The new devices are available in 12 mm x 20 mm 48-lead TSOP, 6 mm x 6 mm, 0.8 mm pitch 48-ball TFBGA, and 4 mm x 6 mm 0.5 mm pitch 48-ball WFBGA packages. The SST39VF40XC devices will sell at $0.69 each in 10,000-unit quantities.

Microchip Technology Inc. ,whose headquarters are located at Chandler, Arizona, is a recognized provider of microcontrollers, analog and Flash-IP solutions. The company also offers low-risk development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for a good number of diverse customer applications scattered all over the world.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman
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