Macronix High Performance Quad SPI NOR Flash Products Power Xilinx UltraScale(TM) FPGAs for the Aerospace & Defense Market

Macronix MX66U51235FME feature High Performance & Extended Temperature

Nov 19, 2015, 11:35 ET from Macronix International Co., Ltd.

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Macronix International Co., Ltd. (TSE: 2337), a leading integrated device manufacturer in the Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) market, today announced a new high performance Quad SPI NOR flash for the Xilinx® 7 Series and UltraScale™ FPGAs. These FPGA's are geared towards the aerospace and defense, industrial, and public safety applications. The Macronix MX66U51235FME is the industry's first commercially available extended temperature range product to meet the grueling demands of the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) market.

The Macronix MX66U51235FME is a 512Mb density Quad SPI NOR flash device. It was specifically developed to support a growing number of applications that require high density NOR with 1.8V operating voltage and an extended temperature range from -55 degrees Celsius to 125 degrees Celsius (designated by the "E" in the part number).

"Macronix is a leader in Non-Volatile Memory and ranked #2 in the NOR Flash market by independent sources, a fact that is being increasingly recognized by ecosystem leaders. This partnership with Xilinx demonstrates our commitment to our ecosystem partners and our advanced engineering capabilities," said Ful-Long Ni, Vice President of Marketing at Macronix. "We look forward to further cooperation with Xilinx to create innovative and new memory architectures in the future."

"Macronix  provides configuration flash memory devices that are a companion device for our Defense-grade (XQ) solutions," said Yousef Khalilollahi, senior director of the aerospace and defense business at Xilinx. "Macronix's memory solutions provide the right technology, quality and reliability required by our Aerospace and Defense customers." 

Features of MX66U51235FME-13G

  • 512Mbit Quad SPI NOR
  • Capable of x1, x2, or x4 input & output
  • 1.75V to 2.0V Vcc for core & I/O voltage operation
  • Up to 75 MHz READ capability
  • -55 degrees Celsius to 125 degrees Celsius extended temperature rating
  • Available in 16-pin SOP package

Sampling & Availability

  • Full Ordering Part Number:  MX66U51235FME-13G
    • MX66U51235FMI-13G & MX66L51235FMI-13G are also qualified
  • Mass production started; samples available now

Xilinx Product Information

  • Xilinx® 7 Series and UltraScale™ - including Artix®-7, Kintex®-7, Virtex®-7, Kintex UltraScale, and Virtex UltraScale
  • Supported by Vivado® Design Suite 2015.2

This new product is manufactured at Macronix's in-house 12-inch wafer fabrication facility in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The wafer fab, Fab 5, is producing Floating-gate NOR, SLC NAND, Serial NAND and ROM products down to 32nm and moving to more advanced technologies in the near future.

For further details, or to request samples, please contact your local sales representative. A list of contacts is available on the Macronix website at:

About Macronix

Macronix, a leading integrated device manufacturer in the non-volatile memory (NVM) market, provides a full range of NOR Flash, NAND Flash, and ROM products. With its world-class R&D and manufacturing capability, Macronix continues to deliver high-quality, innovative and performance-driven products to its customers in the consumer, communication, computing, automotive, industrial, networking and other segment markets. For more information, visit

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs, and 3D ICs. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software defined and hardware optimized -- powering industry advancements in Cloud Computing, SDN/NFV, Video/Vision, Industrial IoT, and 5G Wireless. For more information, visit

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