Nano NOR Flash memory enables power-efficient industrial and consumer electronics

Update: March 1, 2023

Infineon Technologies AG has released the SEMPER Nano NOR Flash memory optimised for battery-powered, small-form-factor electronic devices. Emerging industrial and wearable applications, incorporating fitness trackers, health monitors, hearables, drones, and GPS trackers, enable more precision tracking, enhanced security, critical information logging, noise cancellation, and more. These advanced capabilities and use cases drive the demand for more memory in less space.

With the growing demand for more memory, designers face further challenges of limited board space and maximum battery life. The memory is the first to provide a solution combining high density, small footprint, industry-leading low power, and robust engineering and design support.

“Semiconductors play a critical role in enabling innovative applications that have the potential to change the way we live. With smarter lifestyle devices, we can make better health choices, keep track of our loved ones, and ensure their safety,” said Sandeep Krishnegowda, VP of Marketing and Applications, Flash Memory Solutions, Infineon Technologies. “With SEMPER Nano, we enable our customers to add more functionality to their smart devices by offering more memory in an ultra-compact footprint while simultaneously enhancing system reliability with built-in ECC.”

Available in 256Mbit 1.8V configurations and industrial and commercial grades, the company’s memory delivers 40Mbyte/s SPI throughput and achieves industry-leading standby and active currents. Built-in ECC enhances reliability, and a configurable sector architecture allows code or data storage optimisation.

The family is fully supported by SEMPER Solutions Hub, a one-stop portal with the building blocks needed to integrate SEMPER Nano NOR Flash into an application. The software, tools and resources ease the overall design process and assist designers in bringing products to market faster. A new SEMPER Nano Pmod-compatible memory module can readily assemble hardware development platforms.