Microchip Technology introduced a portfolio of semiconductors specified for operation up to 150° C ambient — including 8- and 16-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), serial EEPROM devices, and analog products. Qualified and tested in accordance with AEC-Q100 Grade 0 requirements, the devices are optimum for under-the-hood automotive applications; extreme-environment industrial applications, such as down-hole oil drilling and lighting; and for medical applications such as devices that are sterilized in autoclaves. Engineers can now add intelligence directly into high-temperature applications, where the silicon can be mounted directly onto high-temperature assemblies.
SST (Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.) introduced 26WF Series Serial Quad I/O (SQI) family of 1.8V, high-speed quad-bit serial flash memory. The first product in the 26WF Series SQI family is the 32 Mbit SST26WF032. Samples of the product are available now to select customers, with volume production scheduled for Q1 2010. Pricing for the SST26WF032 device is $3.20 each in 10K unit quantities. All 26WF Series SQI devices will be available in both commercial and industrial temperature ranges, and are offered in an 8-contact WSON (6mm x 5mm) or 8-lead SOIC (200 mil) package.