nonvolatile memory


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nonvolatile memory

[¦nän′väl·ə·təl ′mem·rē]
(computer science)
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Cypress s 55-nanometer SONOS embedded nonvolatile memory (NVM) process provides significant advantages over other embedded NVM offerings.
After introducing semiconductor memories in general, they cover phase change memory, spin-transfer torque random access memory, resistive random access memory, memristors, and the future of nonvolatile memory.
Existing nonvolatile memory used in data storage devices utilizes a single floating gate, which stores charge in the floating gate to signify a 1 or 0 in the device - or one 'bit' of information.
Several technologies have potential to dominate the future of microchip nonvolatile memory.
The FM20L08 is organized as a 128K x 8 nonvolatile memory that reads and writes like a standard SRAM.
The C-RAM's information storage capacity is said to be 256 times greater than the best space-hardened, nonvolatile memory devices available today, and is four times the capacity of today's best space-hardened, volatile SRAM.
Along with popular serial and parallel interface memories, the Cypress nonvolatile memory portfolio also includes wireless memories commonly used in RFID tags and integrated products that combine nonvolatile memory with a real-time clock in one package.
Although other types of nonvolatile memory are increasingly available--for instance, the flash memory in a digital camera--such storage options typically cost more per bit and hold less data than disks do or have slow access times.
PCM also has the advantage of a simple fabrication process that allows the design of semiconductor chips with embedded nonvolatile memory using only a few additional mask steps.
Invited papers include reviews of future directions of nonvolatile memory technologies and the evolution of the floating-gate concept, the integration and performance improvements of silicon nanocrystal memories, and polymer electrical bistable-devices and memory cells.
Simtek Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: SRAM), a developer of next-generation nonvolatile memory products, announced recently its lead-free package offerings.
Other scientists want to use GMR materials as nonvolatile memory for computers.