Using Microchip SPI EERAMs with the MPLAB® X IDE and MPLAB® Code Configurator
Most embedded control systems require memory and
the most common type used is nonvolatile memory.
Serial EEPROMs are a popular choice for nonvolatile
storage due to their flexibility and low-pin count, power
consumption and cost. However, the drawback of any EEPROM device, regardless of manufacturer, is its limited endurance. Microchip Technology uses refined processes, with tried and tested technology, to ensure that parameters
such as endurance are competitive in the memory environment. Our extensive characterization
processes ensure that data sheet parameters are met
and exceeded. Endurance is also highly dependent on the actual application being developed. Some workarounds like
page-cycling or wear leveling can be implemented in order to extend the lifetime of a part. If working with EEPROMs, we suggest consulting our Total Endurance™ Model for endurance estimates in a specific application.
EERAM, MCC, SPI, 48XXX, NVSRAM, SRAM