As a major supplier of EEPROM memories, ST Microelectronics has launched 2-Mbit serial EEPROM memory chips for write-intensive applications which allow designers to replace multiple EEPROMs with a single device and improve parameter management on printed-circuit-boards
These 2-Mbit serial EEPROM memory chips will help save build costs and board size for consumer and industrial applications, such as:
- Flat panels
- Set-top boxes
- Smart meters
- Medical equipment
ST’s advanced proprietary EEPROM process technology makes both memory chips available in the cost-effective SO8N package, allowing full footprint compatibility with lower equivalent memory densities. Both devices also offer an additional page, named the Identification Page (256 bytes), which can be written and, later, permanently locked in read-only mode. This Identification Page offers flexibility in the application board production line, as it can be used to store unique identification parameters, and/or parameters specific to the production process.