Ramtron International Corporation announces its F-RAM memory in a streamlined FBGA package. The FM22LD16 is a 4 Mb, 3 V, parallel non-volatile RAM in a 48-pin ball grid array (FBGA) package that features fast access, virtually unlimited read/write cycles and low power consumption. Pin-compatible with asynchronous static RAM (SRAM), the package targets industrial control systems such as robotics, network and data storage applications, multi-function printers, auto navigation systems and many other SRAM-based system designs. It is also available in a 44-pin thin small outline plastic (TSOP) package. This FRAM is a drop-in replacement for standard asynchronous SRAMs, but it does not require a battery for data backup, and it is inherently more reliable due to its monolithic form.