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Alma Technologies announces availability of Serial Flash controller core.

Pikermi, Athens March 3, 2010 − Alma Technologies, provider of silicon IP cores, today announced immediate availability of its Serial Flash controller core. The SPI-MEM-CTRL IP core is an efficient memory controller suitable for designs which benefit from the reduced pin-count, board space, power consumption, and total system cost, that comes with serial flash devices.

Supporting single, dual, and quad SPI transactions at high serial clock rates, the SPI-MEM-CTRL IP core is able to efficiently utilize the bandwidth of today's serial flash devices. Furthermore, integration and programming overhead is minimal as the core is able to automatically identify most of the available devices and the fastest access mode for each device. The SPI-MEM-CTRL is able to read, write or erase the attached device, via a flexible, register-mapped, request-based interface (generic or AMBA/APB-compliant).
Finally, dedicated hold, write protect pins and support of deep-power down mode allows users to fully exploit the capabilities of serial flash devices.


The SPI-MEM-CTRL IP core is ideal is for pad/pin-limited system processor/controllers needing to store program code images in non-volatile memory (e.g. hard drives, Ethernet controllers, DSL modems, wireless network devices, etc.).

About Alma Technologies S.A.

Alma Technologies S.A. is a private company based in Athens−Greece, founded in 2001. Alma Technologies specializes in the development of high quality hardware virtual components (Silicon IP Cores) and provides digital VLSI design services. Its fields of expertise include image compression, digital image and video processing, multimedia and cryptography applications. In these fields a broad range of high quality IP Core solutions is offered.

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