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Founded: 2005

Headquarters: Beijing, China

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GigaDevice

Astute Electronics is an authorised, franchised distributor and design-in partner for GigaDevice and thier SPI NOR Flash & Microcontroller product families.

GigaDevice, founded in Silicon Valley in 2005, is a leading fabless company engaged in advanced memory technology and IC solutions.

GigaDevice provides a wide range of high performance Flash memory and 32-bit general-purpose MCU products. They are among the companies that pioneered SPI NOR Flash memory and is currently ranked number three in the world in this market segment with more than 1 billion units shipped every year.

Since 2007, GigaDevice has filed 600+ patent applications with 200+ patents granted. More than 55% of its employees are in research and development, which continues to differentiate our products from competitions in the market. The GigaDevice management team embodies leading semiconductor industry experience from renowned memory companies in California’s Silicon Valley, Korea, and Taiwan. GigaDevice is ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified by DQS.

GigaDevice currently produces a wide range of SPI NOR Flash, SPI NAND Flash, and MCU for use in embedded, consumer, and mobile communications applications. They operate a manufacturing model based on strong relationships with: foundry, assembly, and test subcontractor partners. GigaDevice believes this well-defined fabless manufacturing model provides us with a competitive advantage over the conventional fabrication-based Integrated Device Manufacturers because the capital equipment expenditure to maintain advanced memory process technologies is beyond the market return of many IC memory market segments.

Product Lines and Applications

  • Automotive/Industrial

  • Computing

  • Consumer

  • IoT

  • Network/Telecom

  • Mobile

Flash Memory

SPI NOR Flash

GigaDevice SPI NOR Flash delivers the high-performance and security features necessary to meet the diverse design requirements of today’s applications.

  • 1.65-3.6V SPI NOR Flash (Wide Voltage Range)
  • 3.0V SPI NOR Flash
  • 2.5V SPI NOR Flash
  • 1.8V SPI NOR Flash

SPI NOR Flash – Key Features

  • Available in 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.0V and wide voltage ranges​
  • Operates in Single, Dual and Quad I/O SPI modes​
  • Quad-SPI data transfer of up to 532Mb/s outperforms many asynchronous parallel Flash memories​
  • Flexible memory architecture (sector size: 4K bytes, block size: 32/64K bytes)​
  • High reliability with 20-year data retention and 100,000 program/erase cycles​
  • Wide operating temperature range from -40°C ~ 85°C​
  • Other benefits include faster code execution, simpler interface and lower pin counts

Known Good Die

GigaDevice offers Known Good Die (KGD) products in addition to the standard packaged Flash Memory products. KGD memory is a preferred option for chipset vendors to provide System-in-Package (SiP) solutions to their customers, in order to simplify system design and to reduce device dimensions.

 

Microcontrollers

GigaDevice’s GD32™ family of high-performance, low-power, and cost-effective universal microcontrollers are available powered by the ARM® Cortex®-M3 or Cortex-M4 cores. The product family incorporates GigaDevice’s advanced patented gFlash memory technology, providing extended functionality and design flexibility.

The GigaDevice GD32™ family is well-suited for a wide range of applications, including industrial control, user interfaces, motor drives, power monitors and alarm systems, consumer and handheld equipment, solar photovoltaic controls, touch panels, PC peripherals and more.

 

GD32 ARM Cortex-M3 Microcontrollers

GD32® MCU incorporates the 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M3 processor core operating at 108 MHz max frequency with Flash accesses zero wait states to obtain maximum efficiency. It provides up to 3024 KB on-chip Flash memory and up to 96 KB SRAM memory. An extensive range of enhanced I/Os and peripherals connected to two APB buses. The device offers up to three 12-bit 1MSPS ADCs, up to ten general-purpose 16-bit timers plus one PWM advanced timer, as well as standard and advanced communication interfaces: up to three SPIs, two I2Cs, five USARTs, an USB 2.0 OTG FS and two CANs. The device operates from a 2.6 to 3.6 V power supply and available in –40 to +85 °C temperature range. Three power saving modes provide the flexibility for maximum optimization between wakeup latency and power consumption, an especially important consideration in low power applications.

GD32 ARM Cortex-M4 Microcontrollers

The Cortex®-M4 core features a Floating Point Unit (FPU) that accelerates single precision floating point math operations and supports all ARM® single precision instructions and data types. It implements a full set of DSP instructions to address digital signal control markets that demand an efficient, easy-to-use blend of control and signal processing capabilities. It also provides a Memory Protection Unit (MPU) and powerful trace technology for enhanced application security and advanced debug support.

GD32 ARM Cortex-M23 Microcontrollers

The GD32E23x device incorporates the ARM® Cortex®-M23 32-bit processor core operating at up to 72 MHz frequency with Flash accesses of 0~2 wait states to obtain maximum efficiency. It provides up to 64 KB embedded Flash memory and up to 8 KB SRAM memory. An extensive range of enhanced I/Os and peripherals are connected to two APB buses. The devices offer one 12-bit ADC and one comparator, up to five general 16-bit timers, a basic timer, a PWM advanced timer, as well as standard and advanced communication interfaces: up to two SPIs, two I2Cs, two USARTs, and an I2S.

GD32 ARM Cortex-M33 Microcontrollers

The GD32E5 series is based on the Arm® Cortex®-M33 core from the latest Armv8-M architecture. System frequency supports up to 180MHz, includes a built-in hardware multiplier/divider, DSP instruction set and single-precision floating-point unit (FPU).

It is also equipped with a new hardware trigonometric math unit (TMU) that supports vector, sine and cosine, exponent, square root, common logarithm and other mathematical trigonometric operations, reducing the burden on the CPU and improving the processing efficiency. Additionally, it has a built-in memory protection unit (MPU) for task isolation, improving system’s reliability.

GD32 RISC-V Microcontrollers

The GD32VF103 device is a 32-bit general-purpose microcontroller based on the RISC-V core with an impressive balance of processing power, reduced power consumption and peripheral set.

The GD32VF103 device incorporates the RISC-V 32-bit processor core operating at 108 MHz frequency with Flash accesses zero wait states to obtain maximum efficiency. It provides up to 128 KB on-chip Flash memory and 32 KB SRAM memory. An extensive range of enhanced I/Os and peripherals are connected to two APB buses. The device offers up to two 12-bit ADCs, two 12-bit DACs, four general 16-bit timers, two basic timers plus a PWM advanced timer, as well as standard and advanced communication interfaces: up to three SPIs, two I2Cs, three USARTs, two UARTs, two I2Ss, two CANs, an USBFS. The RISC-V processor core is also tightly coupled with an Enhancement Core-Local Interrupt Controller (ECLIC), SysTick timer and advanced debug support.

 

GD32 Evaluation Boards & Starter Kits

For your application prototyping purpose, choose from a variety of evaluation boards and starter kits that are designed for easy adoption.

 

GD32 MCU Software Support Tools

GD32 MCU ISP Programmer
GD32 MCU DFU Tool
GD32 MCU Multi-port Download Tool

 

In addition to their range of standard products, Astute can provide technical support to develop customer-specific solutions in conjunction with the manufacturer.

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