For code that is fixed, ROM is the best NVM solution. For code that changes often, requiring thousands of cycles of program/erase endurance, Flash-based technologies are the best NVM solution. In between, there are value applications where logic NVM technologies fill a need; logic NVM solutions are embedded NVM IP implemented in standard logic CMOS, with no additional masks steps or processing steps.

With many embedded logic NVM options available, chip developers, foundry IP managers, and reliability managers need to narrow down the list of vendors by evaluating the risk of integrating an NVM IP. In this paper you will learn what to look for to ensure that the NVM IP will not cause headaches when your product goes into volume production.