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RS Components introduces advanced F-RAM development board from Cypress Semiconductor

New advanced development kit enables engineers to evaluate possibilities of F-RAM memory technology for industrial applications

LONDON, UK, 5 November 2019 – RS Components (RS) (https://uk.rs-online.com/web), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, has announced it is shipping a new easy-to-use and inexpensive development kit that will enable engineers to evaluate the high-performance Excelon™ Ultra QSPI F-RAM memory technology from Cypress Semiconductor.

There are demanding requirements for robust memory performance in terms of cycling endurance and data retention for industrial systems operating in harsh environments. Combining non-volatile data storage, fast write speed and 100 trillion cycle write endurance, F-RAM memory technology enables systems to instantly capture, log, and retain sensor data and system-state information in the event of power loss.

Cypress’ advanced Excelon F-RAM technology is well suited for deployment in a variety of industrial applications including industrial automation, data logging, motor control, programmable logic controllers, point-of-sale, test and measurement, and smart meters.

The main board of the CY15FRAMKIT-002 (https://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/semiconductors/semiconductor-development-kits/memory-development-kits/?applied-dimensions=4291307429) development kit integrates a 4-Mbit (512Kx8) Excelon-Ultra Quad-SPI F-RAM. Offering an operating voltage range from 1.8V to 3.6V, the board supports efficient low pin-count, high-speed interfaces. The board has Morpho headers for SPI- and QSPI-mode operation, which also enables evaluation using the ST NUCLEO-L433RC-P microcontroller evaluation board. In addition, the board works with any Arduino UNO R3 compatible boards for SPI mode operation.

Additional features of the board include an –40 to +85˚C industrial-grade operating range; hardware protection with a write-protect pin; software block protection; and embedded ECC (Error-Correcting Code).

The Cypress CY15FRAMKIT-002 F-RAM development kit is shipping now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

About RS Components
RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

We support customers across the product life cycle, whether via innovation and technical support at the design phase, improving time to market and productivity at the build phase, or reducing purchasing costs and optimising inventory in the maintenance phase. We offer our customers tailored product and service propositions that are essential for the successful operation of their businesses and help them save time and money.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2019 reported revenue of £1.88 billion. Electrocomponents has seven operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA and Monition.

For more information on RS, please visit the website at https://uk.rs-online.com/web/.

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