Avalanche Technology Introduces New Family of Non-Volatile Memory for Data Logging, IoT and Machine Learning

Gen 2 SPnvSRAM Family Delivers High-speed, High-reliability, High-endurance Persistence with High Performance at Low Power

FREMONT, California, November 15th, 2018 – Avalanche Technology, the leader in next generation Perpendicular STT-MRAM technology, today announced its second generation serial non-volatile memory family that offers superior performance, low power, persistence and reliability for mission-critical data capture. The second generation SPnvSRAM family delivers high-speed non-volatile data logging, preventing data-loss even in harsh industrial, automotive and consumer operating environments over extreme temperatures. The SPnvSRAM high performance series offers 1-Mb to 32-Mb densities at extended-temp industrial-grade specifications. These devices are now available in low pin count, small package options, making them ideal for a broad range of industrial, automotive and consumer applications.

“The higher density, higher performance and low power, combined with persistence, enables new applications in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence”

The second generation of high performance SPnvSRAM is offered in 108-MHz Quad Serial Peripheral Interface (QSPI) performance as a byte addressable memory thus eliminating the need for software device drivers. As a byte addressable memory, there is no delay or buffering, which assures the integrity of the data being written. These devices are offered in Extended Industrial temperature in a variety of small form factor industry pin compatible RoHS packages. The family is also offered in a wide range of voltages from 1.71V to 3.6V, suitable for today’s industrial SoCs as well as future generations of low voltage devices. MRAM’s inherent immunity to Alpha particles makes it an ideal solution for devices that are regularly exposed to radiation.

The higher densities (up to 32Mb) in the same small form factor enable customers to simplify designs and eliminate multiple devices that take up valuable board space. As customers’ designs grow, the devices can be simply upgraded to the next density within the same family architecture.

“Avalanche Technology is bringing added benefit to our customers by enabling new usage models in Industrial and Automotive designs where Memory Persistence is key.” said Petro Estakhri, CEO and co-founder of Avalanche technology. “High density persistence has enabled new usages besides the traditional data logging applications. As a unified memory solution for code and data in IoT nodes such as sensor networks and wearable, we are enabling smaller form factors and lower power.”

The persistence offered by SPnvSRAM is also enabling a new generation of IoT nodes capable of Machine Learning where the inference algorithms do not have to be reloaded every time after device wakeup. These IoT nodes with Convolutional and Recurrent Neural Networks are being designed with simple binary weights that trigger coarse inference in real time and can further use the cloud for near human level inference performance based on traditional Stochastic models.

More information about Avalanche technology’s portfolio of MRAM products is available at avalanche-technology.staging.tempurl.hostproducts/discrete-mram/.


Avalanche’s second-generation SPnvSRAM devices are currently sampling, with production expected in the first quarter of 2019.

About Avalanche Technology

Avalanche Technology Inc. is the leader in next generation Perpendicular STT-MRAM technology, accepted as the front-runner to replace traditional Flash and SRAM for unified memory architectures in future SOC systems, delivering high performance, low power at 55, 40 and 28nm with scalability to 22 and 14nm. With a proven STT-MRAM portfolio at multiple geometry nodes combined with an intellectual property portfolio of more than 280 patents and applications, Avalanche Technology is delivering on the promise of enabling the next generation of scalable embedded unified memory architecture for use in GPUs, MCUs, DSPs, ASSPs and ASICs, making it the true “Next Generation MRAM Company”.  For more information, visit us online at avalanche-technology.websitepro-staging.com.


Learn more about our Gen 2 SPnvSRAM memory devices HERE.

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