Atmel Announces New Family of Low Pin Count (LPC) Flash Memories

9/18/2002 - Atmel® announced that it has started shipping its Low Pin Count (LPC) family of Flash memories. The AT49LL080 (8-Megabit) is designed to interface directly with the LPC bus used by chipsets from AMDTM, ViaTM, SiS®, and others and supply the BIOS information on the PC motherboard.

The devices have uniform 64-Kbyte sectors and feature automated byte-program and sector-erase operations. Two configurable interfaces are supported: (1) Low Pin Count mode for in-system operation, and (2) Address/Address Multiplexed (A/A Mux) mode to accelerate memory array programming during manufacturing. The devices are offered in industry standard 40-lead TSOP and 32-lead PLCC surface mount packages.

"Atmel is excited about entering this new market for Flash memories." stated Anup Sidhu, Director, Flash memory marketing. "We have been a primary supplier of conventional EPROM and Flash memories for PC BIOS applications for over 15 years, and our customers have recently started asking for LPC products. In addition to the AT49LL080 we will be introducing 4 Mbit and 2 Mbit LPC family members later this year as Atmel ramps its presence in this market."

Pricing for the AT49LL080 is $3.50 in 10KU quantities.

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