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Microchip Technology introduces SPD EEPROM devices for memory modules

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Microchip Technology  has announced a series of Serial Presence Detect (SPD) EEPROM devices that support the new Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) DIMM modules used in today's high-speed PCs, as well as future DDR3 DIMM modules.

The 34AA02, 34LC02 and 34VL02 (34XX02) devices meet the new JEDEC standard for SPD EEPROM devices, with the 34VL02 supporting the lowest operating voltage range of any SPD EEPROM in the industry (1.5 to 3.6V).

All the EEPROMs are available in JEDEC-standard packages and are the only SPD EEPROMs available in the popular 6-pin SOT-23 package.

When combined with the already announced MCP9805 memory module digital temperature sensor and MCP98242 temperature sensor with SPD EEPROM, the 34XX02 devices mean Microchip Technology now provides a complete family of devices for the SPD and temperature needs of DRAM manufacturers.

For years, Microchip Technology has manufactured the 24AA52 and 24LCS52 SPD EEPROM devices to meet DDR1 requirements.

The new-generation 34XX02 devices are designed to meet the JEDEC standard for newer DDR2 and future DDR3 modules, while also supporting the older DDR1 requirements.

Because of their low operating-voltage ranges of 1.7 to 5.5V for the 34AA02; 2.5 to 5.5V for the 34LC02, and 1.5 to 3.6V for the 34VL02, the devices can be designed into current and future PCs that utilise low-voltage battery designs.

"Microchip is pleased to announce our new SPD EEPROM devices for DDR2 and DDR3 DIMM modules. With the ability to operate at very low voltages, we are now positioned to meet the market needs of the future," said Randy Drwinga, vice president of Microchip Technology's memory products division.

"With availability in all JEDEC-standard packages and the only SPD EEPROM available in the 6-pin SOT-23 package, we expect these devices to enable new features and applications in the high-speed PC and laptop markets."

Device-specific features, package options:

All of the new EEPROM devices are available in 8-pin TSSOP, 2mm x 3mm TDFN and MSOP packages, as well as the 6-pin SOT-23 package.

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