The Synopsys Multi-Time Programmable (MTP) Ultra-Low Power (ULP) Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP reduces area and power while increasing the write cycle endurance specification. The NVM IP is ideal for applications such as passive and semi-passive tags used in radio-frequency identification (RFID) and near-field communication (NFC), as well as other low-power analog and wireless applications. Originally developed in industry standard 180-nm/3.3V processes, the reprogrammable NVM IP enables the MTP functionality required by the Gen2 EPC and ISO15693 RFID standards with best-in-class power consumption.
Delivered as a hard IP block, the Synopsys MTP ULP NVM IP operates from a single supply and includes all the necessary support and control circuitry, including all high-voltage generation and distribution required for programming.
At the system level this integration will reduce complexity of design and the ultra-low power operation extends battery life, improves RFID tag sensitivity and reduces size of external components such as RF antennas.
Optimized for power consumption, the Synopsys NVM IP meets the needs of ultra-high frequency (UHF) and high frequency (HF) passive RFID tags in the industry’s most cost-effective RF processes. Based on a production proven, Synopsys patented bitcell, yield and reliability targets required by high volume applications are achievable.
Synopsys MTP ULP NVM IP Datasheet
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- Zero mask adder, single poly, floating gate, logic-only reprogrammable NVM solution
- 128-bit to 16K-bit configurations
- Minimum of 100,000 write cycle endurance
- Minimum 10-year data retention at 85°C
- 50% area reduction over existing solutions
- 90% program power reduction over existing solutions
- Silicon-characterized and qualified to meet industry standards