NEW HIGH-SPEED CMOS SYNCHRONOUS DRAM WITH LOW 16-MB DENSITY IN 50-PIN TSOP II PACKAGE
Alliance Memory is introducing a new high-speed CMOS synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) with a low density of 16 Mb in a 50-pin, 400-mil plastic TSOP II package. The AS4C1M16S offers a fast access time from clock of 5.4 ns at a 7-ns clock cycle, and a fast clock rate of 143 MHz.
Our new SDRAM is optimized for medical, industrial, automotive, and telecom applications requiring high memory bandwidth, and is particularly well-suited to high-performance PC applications. Internally configured as dual banks of 512K word x 16 bits with a synchronous interface, the SDRAM operates from a single +3.3-V (± 0.3 V) power supply, and is lead (Pb) and halogen free.
The AS4C1M16S provides programmable read or write burst lengths of 1, 2, 4, 8, or full page, with a burst termination option. An auto pre-charge function provides a self-timed row pre-charge initiated at the end of the burst sequence. Easy-to-use refresh functions include auto- or self-refresh, while a programmable mode register allows the system to choose the most suitable modes to maximize performance.
Alliance Memory’s legacy ICs provide reliable drop-in, pin-for-pin-compatible replacements for a number of similar solutions. The AS4C1M16S is the latest in our full line of high-speed SDRAMs, which now includes devices with densities of 16 Mb, 64 Mb, 128 Mb, and 256 Mb.
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QUARTERLY CUSTOMER PROFILE: MOSAIC INDUSTRIES
Since 1985, Mosaic Industries, Inc. (www.mosaic-industries.com) has been providing off-the shelf customized hardware solutions, from analysis to product design, for numerous embedded applications such as industrial control, automation of industrial processes, product development and/or product upgrades, data acquisition, and scientific instruments.
Mosaic supplies OEMs and industrial systems integrators with low-cost, single-board computers incorporating a high level of software integration and preprogrammed user interfaces. Typical applications are those that require powerful I/O-rich controllers and smart user interfaces, including scientific and analytic instruments, automation systems, data acquisition and logging systems, sensors and actuators, operator interface panels, motion control systems, test and measurement systems, and many more.
CHALLENGE / SOLUTION
Mosaic Industries’ expertise in all phases of instrument design and experience in developing hardware, software, and data processing methods for smart instruments puts the company in a unique position to help OEMs design products around new technologies. This also means that Mosaic’s component suppliers need to be up to the challenge of providing high-quality, high-reliability products on time and within budget. That’s why, since 2009, Mosaic has relied on Alliance Memory for a range of legacy SRAMs.
FROM THE CUSTOMER
“We are very happy with Alliance Memory SRAMs,” says Elena Belkine, Production Manager at Mosaic Industries. “The company practically came to the rescue for us with its DIP package after we were dropped by a Taiwanese supplier, and devices from Alliance Memory in the SOP package have proved very economical for us as well. In three years, we’ve never had an issue with any Alliance Memory products. They are high-quality and high-reliability components and they’re backed by excellent customer service and tech support. Particularly when we need samples, Alliance Memory can get them to us the very next day. I am also very pleased with the lead times for production quantities. The parts seem to be available whenever we need them!”
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FINAL WORD: FROM THE PRESIDENT
It’s been a busy last few months for Alliance Memory. Our time at the electronica show in Germany in November was a reminder that this market is thriving and there are so many positives even amidst a slow recovery in the economy. It was nice to visit with our distributors and customers in Europe at the show. With over 35% of our business in Europe, the time spent in Munich was very beneficial.
Now 2013 has started off with a bang. We are well ahead of our goal for the first month of the year and look forward to a successful first quarter. We are forecasting about 50% growth from Q4 to Q1.
Alliance Memory has many new products to thank for this resurgence and several more to come. We are concentrating on rounding out our offerings and completing our line up, so look for those announcements in the coming weeks. I’d like to personally thank our customers for their business in 2012 and I promise to continue to deliver quality products and excellent service in 2013.
— David Bagby, President and CEO