Macronix offers advanced ultra-high-performance OctaBus Flash Memory

Enables Fast Response Time, Easy Software Updates in ST's New STM32H72x/73x, STM32L5 and STM32U5 MCU Discovery Kits, Evaluation Boards


MacronixMacronix International Co., Ltd. has announced that STMicroelectronics (ST) is using Macronix OctaBus flash memory for several STM32 microcontroller (MCU) platforms.

The platforms include the STM32H72x/73x, STM32L5 and the recently announced STM32U5.

Macronix is a leading integrated device manufacturer in the non-volatile memory (NVM) market. Its MX25 OctaBus family is providing the high-performance memory on select STM32 Discovery Kits and Evaluation Boards.

Daniel Colonna, marketing director, Microcontroller Division, STMicroelectronics, said, “Finding an external memory solution that allows our STM32 devices to demonstrate the full range of their exceptional performance and features is key to the success of our industry-leading family of MCUs.”

He added: “By helping developers exploit the full capabilities of the STM32 MCUs, Macronix, with its OctaBus non-volatile memories, is a member of the ST Partner Program and a contributor to the extensive STM32 ecosystem.”

F L Ni, vice president of marketing at Macronix, said, “We are pleased to continue our valuable partnership with STMicroelectronics and to deliver innovative solutions that unleash the exceptional performance of the wide STM32 offering.”

“STM32 family is designed to cover the full spectrum of performance, high memory integration and power savings for smart, connected products,” he added.

The highly advanced STM32 devices embed up to two Octal SPI ports supporting the OctaBus interface, which comprises Macronix’s octaflash 8 I/O NOR and OctaRAM memories.

OctaBus memory devices have been designed to meet current and emerging trends of demanding applications that require extremely high performance, reliability and an enhanced user experience.

MX25LM/UM OctaBus memories cater to the growing demand for “instant-on” performance and real-time system responsiveness for external memories in automotive, industrial and consumer applications.

Industry’s fast

The ultra-high-performance OctaBus memory products can perform up to an operational frequency of 250MHz with 500MB/s read throughput, which is said to be the industry’s fastest.

OctaBus memory devices enable system architects to meet customers’ demanding expectations for systems with a rich graphical user interface and achieve ultra-fast response times.

The MX25LW/UW OctaBus memory family has features for efficient management of over-the-air (OTA) software updates and data logging.

(With inputs from Automotive Lead Research Team)

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