Cypress Samples Industry’s Fastest 16 Mbit Asynchronous SRAM

8/6/2002 - Cypress Semiconductor, the leader in the fast asynchronous SRAM market, sampled the industry’s fastest, high-performance 16 Mbit fast asynchronous family of SRAMs, with a significantly lower active power than its competitors. These chips target a wide range of communications end markets and address wireless infrastructure and wide area network (WAN) applications such as asymmetrical digital subscriber line (ADSL) modems, digital signal processing (DSP) and optical networking interfaces. "With the release of the 16 Mbit family, Cypress now offers the broadest portfolio of cost-effective, fast asynchronous SRAMs in the market," said Walt Anderson, tactical marketing manager for Cypress's Memory Products Division. "This new family provides designers with a drop-in replacement to upgrade their existing systems to higher-performance, higher-density SRAM."

The new family of 16 Mbit fast asynchronous SRAMs is manufactured using Cypress’s 0.15-micron, RAM7™ process technology enabling speeds of up to 8 nanoseconds. Cypress offers the CY7C1061AV (1M x 16) and CY7C1069AV (2M x 8) in a 54-pin TSOP II or 48-ball fine-pitch ball grid array package (fBGA). The CY7C1062AV is offered in a 512Kb x 32 configuration and available in a first-to-market, 119-ball plastic ball grid array (PBGA) package.

Availability and Price
Samples of the various 16 Mbit devices in the asynchronous fast SRAM family—including the x16 and x32, 3.3V— are available now. Production quantities will be available in September with prices starting at $35 in volumes of 1000 units, based on option features.

About Cypress (
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: CY) is Connecting from Last Mile to First Mile™ with high-performance solutions for personal, network access, enterprise, metro switch, and core communications-system applications. Cypress Connects™ using wireless, wireline, digital, and optical transmission standards, including Bluetooth, USB, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH, Gigabit Ethernet, and DWDM. Leveraging its process and system-level expertise, Cypress makes industry-leading physical layer devices, framers, and network search engines, along with a broad portfolio of high-bandwidth memories, timing technology solutions, and programmable microcontrollers.

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