Adesto Technologies launches CBRAM tech RM24EP family of sterilization-tolerant, low energy non-volatile memory products targeting wearable and other energy-conscious medical devices.
CBRAM withstands harsh temperature and irradiation conditions imposed by sterilization processes used in medical device manufacturing. Applications include wearable electronics, orthopedics, smart syringes and sample containers, surgical devices requiring sterilization before re-use, as well as many future applications. The RM24EP family will also benefit applications that rely upon boot code and reference and calibration data in areas such as RFID bio-material tracking, drug delivery and capsule-endoscopy.
Adesto says "Although Flash-based memory serves as a backbone of many electronic devices, sterilization modes using high energy irradiation or elevated temperature have challenged the survivability of traditional Flash technology. In fact, experiments show that traditional Flash memories can experience unrecoverable damage at only 1/50th of the typical irradiation dose applied during a routine sterilization process."
The RM24EP and RM25EP narrow SOIC package versions are sampling now with resale unit price of $0.54 in 10,000 unit volume.