Macronix Quad SPI NOR Flash Device For Aerospace & Defence Market
Macronix International Co., Ltd has announced a new high performance Quad SPI NOR flash for the Xilinx 7 Series and UltraScale FPGAs. These FPGA’s are geared towards the aerospace and defence, industrial, and public safety applications. The Macronix MX66U51235FME is the industry’s first commercially available extended temperature range product to meet the demands of the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) market.
The Macronix MX66U51235FME is a 512Mb density Quad SPI NOR flash device. It was specifically developed to support a growing number of applications that require high density NOR with 1.8V operating voltage and an extended temperature range from -55°C to 125°C (designated by the “E" in the part number).
“Macronix is a leader in Non-Volatile Memory and ranked #2 in the NOR Flash market by independent sources a fact that is being increasingly recognized by ecosystem leaders. This partnership with Xilinx demonstrates our commitment to our ecosystem partners and our advanced engineering capabilities," said Ful-Loug Ni, Vice President of Marketing at Macronix. “We look forward to further cooperation with Xilinx to create innovative & new memory architectures in the future."
“Macronix provides configuration flash memory devices that are a companion device for our Defense-grade (XQ) solutions," said Yousef Khalilollahi, senior director of the aerospace and defence business at Xilinx. “Macronix’s memory solutions provide the right technology, quality and reliability required by our Aerospace and Defense customers."
This new product is manufactured at Macronix’s in-house 12-inch wafer fabrication facility in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The wafer fab, Fab 5, is producing Floating-gate NOR, SLC NAND, Serial NAND and ROM products down to 32nm and moving to more advanced technologies in the near future.