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packing density

[′pak·iŋ ‚den·səd·ē]
(computer science)
The amount of information per unit of storage medium, as characters per inch on tape, bits per inch or drum, or bits per square inch in photographic storage.
(electronics)
The number of devices or gates per unit area of an integrated circuit.
(geology)
A measure of the extent to which the grains of a sedimentary rock occupy the gross volume of the rock in contrast to the spaces between the grains; equal to the cumulative grain-intercept length along a traverse in a thin section.

packing density

The number of bits or tracks per inch of recording surface. Also refers to the number of memory bits or other electronic components on a chip.
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These models' predictions of C-S-H particle packing densities agree with the spectrum shown by the earlier nanoindentation tests.
Features such as high-value poly resistors and nitride capacitors and two-layer metal allow low current circuits to be built with high packing densities.
The larger recording surface provided by the linear technology drives allows for greater storage capacities in linear products at equivalent data packing densities.
The resolution achieved enables high chip packing densities - and therefore higher chip performance.
The high integration of the modem and the ability for a single host to control multiple modems allows high packing densities to be achieved at the CO, and the modem's single 3.
The benefit of using high-k gate dielectrics for flash memory is it enables an increased gate coupling ratio thus allowing increased packing densities.
Furthermore, packing densities of 20 million logic gates per square centimeter of silicon, along with the smallest embedded SRAM bit cell in the foundry industry, provides for the highest functionality per unit area ever in the semiconductor industry.
The high integration of the modem and the ability for a single host to control multiple modems allow high packing densities to be achieved at the CO.