90nm high-speed macro targets high-performance automotive and industrial MCU apps - Embedded.com

90nm high-speed macro targets high-performance automotive and industrial MCU apps

TSMC has unveiled the foundry segment's claimed first 100MHz flash memory single-cycle access speed 90nm embedded flash IP. The new macro provides extremely high performance and excellent system efficiency that meets the demanding requirement of faster on-chip flash memory access and increasing CPU processor speeds in a wide range of automotive, communications, and industrial microcontroller (MCU) products.. With its 100MHz flash access speed, the new IP enables superior integration with high-performance processors to boost processing performance.

The new macro is built on TSMC's 90nm logic process node, delivering significantly reduced size and several times faster speed than its 0.18-micron counterpart. It provides single chip memory and logic functionality, saving board space and enhancing system reliability.

TSMC claims to be the only foundry that provides multiple-generation embedded flash IP that has passed automotive AEC-Q100 product qualification requirements.

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