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AN6395

Title:
Using Microchip SPI EERAMs with the MPLAB® X IDE and MPLAB® Code Configurator
Name:
AN6395
Date:
08/17/2020
Author:
Dragos Ciofu
Description:
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.
Keywords:
EERAM, MCC, SPI, 48XXX, NVSRAM, SRAM
 
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