Cypress Simplifies Embedded System Design with New Low-Pin-Count HyperRAM Memory

Cypress Semiconductor Corp., a global leader in embedded system solutions, today announced sampling of a new high-speed, self-refresh Dynamic RAM (DRAM) based on Cypress’s low-pin-count HyperBus™ interface. The 64Mb HyperRAM™ serves as an expanded scratchpad memory for rendering of high-resolution graphics or calculations of data-intensive firmware algorithms in a wide array of automotive, industrial and consumer applications. The devices operate with a read/write bandwidth of up to 333 MBps and are available in 3V and 1.8V supply voltage ranges. When paired with a Cypress HyperFlash™ NOR Flash memory, HyperRAM enables a simple and cost-effective solution for embedded systems where both the flash and RAM reside on the same 12-pin HyperBus. Traditional systems with an SDRAM and Dual-Quad SPI solution require upwards of 41 pins on two buses for data transactions. The HyperRAM and HyperFlash solution reduces pin count by at least 28 pins, decreasing design complexity and lowering PCB cost. HyperRAM is an ideal solution for automotive clusters and infotainment, communication equipment, industrial applications and high-performance consumer products. More information on the 64Mb HyperRAM is available at http://www.cypress.com/hyperram.”

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