Two-pin self-powered serial EEPROM targets next-gen applications

Two-pin self-powered serial EEPROM targets next-gen applications

Atmel Corporation has launched a single-wire EEPROM with only two-pins — a data pin and ground pin for operation — making it ideal for the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, consumable, battery and cable ID markets.
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The family of devices is self-powered, eliminating the need for a power source or Vcc pin, with a parasitic power scheme over the data pin. The devices provide ultra-low-power standby of 700 nA, 200 uA for write current, and 80 uA for read current at 25 °C.

With confined spacing in smaller IoT, wearables, battery and cable identification applications, the AT21CS01/11 devices eliminate the need for external capacitors and rectifiers with its parasitic power scheme over a single data pin. Additionally, the devices have an ultra-high write endurance capability to allow more than one million cycles for each memory location to meet the requirements for today’s high-write endurance applications.

The AT21CS01/11 products include a simple product identification with a plug-and-play 64-bit unique serial number in every device, making the device ideal for smart, connected devices in the IoT world including wearables such as smart fitness bands and healthcare devices. The devices also deliver industry-leading electrostatic discharge (ESD) rating (IEC 61000-4-2 Level 4 ESD Compliant), so applications such as cables, consumables, among others, can tolerate exposure to the outside environment or direct human contact while still delivering flawless performance.

The devices follow the I2C protocol, allowing for an easy migration from existing EEPROM with less overhead and capability to connect up to eight devices on the same bus. The AT21CS01 devices offer a security register with a 64-bit factory programmed serial number and an extra 16-bytes of user programmable and permanently lockable storage, delivering a guaranteed unique serial number for inventory tracking, asset tagging and can permanently protect the data if needed.

There are two variants of the device available to support different voltage requirements. The AT21CS01 is targeted for low-voltage applications operating at 1.7 V to 3.6 V. For applications that require higher voltage ranges such as Li-Ion/polymer batteries, the AT21CS11 will support 2.7 V to 4.5 V operating range and is the ideal product to meet IEEE1725 specifications for electronic identification of battery packs.

The Atmel AT21CS01 devices are available now in production quantities in 3-lead SOT23, 8-lead SOIC and 4-ball WLCSP.

AT21CS01 Serial EEPROM information page

Atmel: www.atmel.com

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