Applications

IoT (Internet of Things)

As high-speed data communication advances and data is transmitted more frequently, the need for non-volatile memory that can withstand such frequent data recording operation increases. In addition, faster writing speed that enables data to be recorded without error even in the event of a sudden power outage by an accident is required for memory.
Our FRAM is one of memory devices with the features of high read/write endurance and fast writing speed required in this new era of IoT.

5G

When the fifth generation wireless technology for digital cellular networks (5G) starts to be fully commercialized in the 2020s, not only the amount of data, but also the data transmission frequency will increase dramatically with respect to information transmitted via the Internet of Things (IoT). Therefore, in order to record information in real time, memory device is required to have a high read/write endurance with the physical robustness that enables data to be written without error even at an extremely high rewrite cycles.

Edge Computing

Recently edge computing in IoT is advancing by increasing mobile devices with artificial intelligence (AI) and many sensing data or parameters are frequently rewritten to memory installed on such devices. The faster IoT leads to increasing frequency of data updates, therefore, memory with high read/write endurance is also required here.

ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System)

Intense competition among leading IT companies as well as other mobility companies is taking place around the world to develop ADAS for autonomous driving. In order to ensure the safety of autonomous driving and to record the situation in the event of an accident, in particular, it is necessary to continuously record the situations of a traveling vehicle as data. Here again, nonvolatile memory with high rewrite endurance is required.

Robots

These days, robots—from industrial robots to entertainment robots—are widely employed in all kinds of fields.
The three major elements of robots are the intelligence (computer control), actuators and sensors. In order to precisely control actuators such as robot arms, memory that can record 3D position information from sensors in real time is required.
In the event of a power outage or instantaneous interruption, memory featuring fast writing speed is essential to record the position information at that moment.

Automotive

Car Infotainment, VTDR

  • Use case:
    Continuous data logging of position and driving information
  • Why FRAM?:
    10 trillion read/write endurance, Fast write speed

Vehicle Emergency Call System (eCall)

  • Use case:
    Saving driving data at an accident
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, Fast write speed

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

  • Use case:
    Constant monitoring of air pressure information
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, 10 trillion read/write endurance, Low power consumption

Instrument Cluster

  • Use case:
    Data logging of meters in vehicle
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, Fast write speed

Battery Management System (BMS)

  • Use case:
    Continuous data logging of ambient tempareture around battery
  • Why FRAM?:
    Guaranteed 10 trillion read/write endurance up to 125℃

Industrial (for facility)

Industrial Robots

  • Use case:
    Real-time 3D-position data logging, Saving data at sudden power outage
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, 10 trillion read/write endurance, Fast write speed

CNC, Control Units

  • Use case:
    Real-time 3D-position data logging, Saving data at sudden power outage, storage of parameter information
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, 10 trillion read/write endurance, Fast write speed

Moters, Rotary Encorders

  • Use case:
    Continuous data logging of rotated counts
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, low power consumption at writing, Fast write speed, 10 trillion read/write endurance

Process Monitoring

  • Use case:
    Data aquisition and record from sensors in factory, Saving data at sudden power outage
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, Fast write speed

Industrial (for infrastructure)

Measurement Machines

  • Use case:
    Continuous data logging
  • Why FRAM?:
    10 trillion read/write endurance, Fast write speed

Ticketing Machines, Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)

  • Use case:
    Record of ticket or money bill issuance history
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, 10 trillion read/write endurance, Fast write speed

Vending Machines

  • Use case:
    Record of sales history
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, Fast write speed

Elevators

  • Use case:
    Data logging of precise position information, Saving data at sudden power outage
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, 10 trillion read/write endurance, Fast write speed

Solar Power Units

  • Use case:
    Logging data from sensor on power generation, power consumption, sunshine and temperature
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, low power consumption at writing

Smart Meters

Power Meters (Smart Meters)

  • Use case:
    Real-time data logging of power consumption amount, Saving data at sudden power outage
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, 10 trillion read/write endurance, Fast write speed

Gas Meters

  • Use case:
    Real-time data logging of gas consumption amount, Saving data at sudden power outage
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, 10 trillion read/write endurance, Fast write speed

Water meters, Flow meters

  • Use case:
    Real-time data logging of amount of water or liquid passing, Saving data at sudden power outage
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, Low power consumption at writing, Fast write speed

Enterprise

Drones (for flight data recorder)

  • Use case:
    Real-time data logging of flight information
  • Why FRAM?:
    10 trillion read/write endurance, Fast write speed

Ships, Boats (for navigation data recorders)

  • Use case:
    Record of information on ship navigation and surrounding sea area
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, 10 trillion read/write endurance

Multi-Function Printers (MFPs)

  • Use case:
    Record of copy and scan history, Saving data at sudden power outage
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, Fast write speed

Point-of-sales (POS) System

  • Use case:
    Record of product sales information
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, 10 trillion read/write endurance, Fast write speed

Lighting Machines

  • Use case:
    Record and storage of color conditions and parameter information
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, 10 trillion read/write endurance, Fast write speed

Consumer

Smart Watches

  • Use case:
    Real-time data logging of GPS information
  • Why FRAM?:
    Low power consumption at writing, Fast write speed

Hearing Aids

  • Use case:
    Record of personal data for optimaization of user's device
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, Low power consumption at writing

Security ID Cards, IC Cards for Transportation

  • Use case:
    Record of card usage history, storage of authentication information
  • Why FRAM?:
    Low power consumption at writing, Customized memory

Battery (Battery-Pack)

  • Use case:
    For authentication of counterfeit measures
  • Why FRAM?:
    Low power consumption at writing, Customized memory

Medical

Medical Monitors, Bedside Monitors

  • Use case:
    Saving and executing a program for image correction
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, 10 trillion read/write endurance, Fast write speed

CT Scan

  • Use case:
    Record of precise position information for scanning device, Storage of parameter information
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, 10 trillion read/write endurance, Fast write speed

Disposable products for medical

  • Use case:
    Record of process history of medical products
  • Why FRAM?:
    Non-volatility, Fast write speed

Networking

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)

  • Use case:
    Real-time data logging of relay's operating status
  • Why FRAM?:
    10 trillion read/write endurance, Fast write speed

Routers, RAID Controllers

  • Use case:
    Real-time data logging of selection information on storage area
  • Why FRAM?:
    10 trillion read/write endurance, Fast write speed

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