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Adesto Introduces Ultra Low Power EEPROM Memory Family Designed for Better IoT Security

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Mavriq™ DS memory sets a new milestone for RRAM write endurance and features hack-resistant one-time programmable (OTP) security registers

SANTA CLARA, CA – December 7, 2016 – Adesto Technologies (NADAQ: IOTS), a leading provider of application-specific, ultra-low power non-volatile memory products, today announced a new family of ultra-low power, serial EEPROM memory for battery-operated and low-power electronics. The new Mavriq ‘DS’ (Digital Security) Series offers system designers low-power operation, excellent endurance and features to enable better security in IoT and other connected devices.

“Our leadership in resistive RAM (RRAM) technology once again is demonstrated by our new Mavriq DS Series. The latest addition to our CBRAM based products offers extended write endurance as well as ultra low power and security features targeting IoT applications,” said Narbeh Derhacobian, CEO of Adesto.

Ultra-Low Energy Consumption, High Endurance
The Mavriq DS Series performs read and write operations with 4x less power than competitive solutions, and, in ultra-deep power down mode, uses as much as 50x less power. DS devices can automatically enter the ultra-deep power down mode following write operations, reducing controller operations and overall system energy. The new products also provide users over 100,000 write cycle endurance across the full temperature and voltage range. Unlike EEPROMs based on floating gate technology, Adesto’s EEPROM products do not derate endurance across their temperature and voltage ranges or when using byte write operation (see for comparison note).

The Mavriq DS family is built on Adesto’s revolutionary RRAM technology, known as Conductive Bridging RAM (CBRAM®) – a breakthrough non-volatile memory technology that enables extremely low energy consumption. Adesto is the first company to successfully commercialize a resistive RAM technology, having shipped millions of production parts to customers seeking high-speed, low-energy non-volatile memory solutions including wireless communications and other IoT applications.

Tamper Resistant Memory
Security features designed into Mavriq DS products help protect against data tampering, including two, 64 byte one-time programmable security registers. The two registers are located outside of the memory map, and for extra protection, can only be accessed through control codes. One of the registers is dedicated for user programming, while the other is pre-programmed by Adesto with a unique identification number. Together, the two registers allow for the use of one-time programmed serial numbers for authentication and provide an additional means for device traceability.

Samples of Adesto’s Mavriq DS products are available now. The family includes a range of four densities: 32Kbit, 64Kbit, 128Kbit, and 256Kbit devices.

About Adesto Technologies
Adesto Technologies (NASDAQ:IOTS) is a leading provider of application-specific, ultra-low power non-volatile memory products. The company has designed and built a portfolio of innovative products with intelligent features to conserve energy and enhance performance including Fusion Serial Flash, DataFlash® and products based on Conductive Bridging RAM (CBRAM®) technology. CBRAM® is a breakthrough technology platform that enables 100 times less energy consumption than today’s memory technologies without sacrificing speed and performance. Adesto is focused on delivering differentiated solutions and helping its customers usher in the era of the Internet of Things.

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