Introduced as the first 256 Kb I2C serial EEPROM to fit in an eight-lead TSSOP package, the 24LC256 is targeted at cell phones, set-top boxes, appliances, computer peripherals, smart cards, telecommunications and watches. The device, which utilizes the companyÕs 0.5 µm process, has a page-write capability of up to 64 bytes of data and is capable of both random and sequential reads up to the 256K boundary. Functional address lines allow up to eight devices on the same bus, for up to 2 Mb total address space. Operating voltage of the chip is 1.8V to 5.5V and temperature range is -40¡C to 85¡C. Pricing for the EEPROM is $1.55 each/10,000. For further information and availability, contact MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC., Chandler, AZ. (480) 786-7200.
Company: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC.
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