CMOS memory


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CMOS memory

(1) A small, battery-backed memory bank in a computer that holds configuration settings. See BIOS setup.

(2) Memory made of CMOS. See CMOS.
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Conventional 6T CMOS memory cell consists of four NMOS and two PMOS counts with separate bit line and word line.
There are seven bytes (or registers) of this CMOS memory allocated to store the time and date information, and in most PCs, six of these are updated directly by the RTC.
CMOS memory can be user programmed and reprogrammed, and will retain information as long as it is sustained by a battery.
CMOS memory chip shipments, currently less than $1 billion, will reach nearly $4.6 billion by 1990, according to WSTS.