San Carlos, Calif. — Good news for buyers looking to purchase legacy Micron 512M synchronous DRAMs (SDRAMs). Alliance Memory Inc. has announced that specific Micron 512M SDRAMs, which the company recently acquired from Micron Semiconductor, will be available with their original Micron part numbers into 2017. By providing a continued supply of Micron’s end-of-life (EOL) parts, OEM buyers and designers can continue purchasing the parts without recurring additional costs for product redesigns.
The Micron parts include the 32M x 16 MT48LC32M16A2P-75: C (commercial temperature), 32M x 16 MT48LC32M16A2P-75 IT:C (industrial temperature), 64M x 8 MT48LC64M8A2P-75:C (commercial temperature), and 64M x 8 MT48LC64M8A2P-75 IT:C (industrial temperature) SDRAMs.
"By continuing to offer the Micron SDRAMs with their original part numbers, we ensure that our customers won't have to do a requalification of the parts for nearly two to three years," said David Bagby, president of Alliance Memory, in a statement.
In addition, Alliance has begun its own design, which will be available in 2016. Devices with the Alliance Memory part numbers will be 100 percent equivalent to the corresponding Micron part number. When the pin-to-pin-compatible parts are ready, Micron customers will be able to easily transition to the Alliance part, experiencing no gap in product availability, said the company.
The company previously announced that it had partnered with Micron Semiconductor to supply and extend availability of support for three 512M SDRAM devices that Micron discontinued with Micron PCN #30995 with a last time ship of October 31, 2015.
The MT48LC32M16A2P-75:C, MT48LC32M16A2P-75 IT:C, MT48LC64M8A2P-75:C, and MT48LC64M8A2P-75 IT:C are optimized for medical, industrial, automotive, and telecom applications that require high memory bandwidth, and they are particularly well-suited to high-performance PC applications. The devices are offered in a 54-pin TSOP II package and available with commercial (0 °C to +70 °C) and industrial (-40 °C to +85 °C) temperature ranges, the devices operate from a single +3.3 V (±0.3 V) power supply and are lead (Pb)- and halogen-free.
Samples and production quantities of the MT48LC32M16A2P-75, MT48LC32M16A2P-75 IT:C, MT48LC64M8A2P-75:C, and MT48LC64M8A2P-75 IT:C are available now, with lead times of six to eight weeks for large orders.