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JEDEC focuses on non-volatile memory standardization

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:non-volatile memory? standardization? embedded? mobile device?

The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, formerly known as the Joint Electron Devices Engineering Council (JEDEC), has announced that the JC-64 Committee for embedded memory storage and removable memory cards has formed a subcommittee focused on the standardization of non-volatile memory for wireless data transfers. According to JEDEC, wireless memory is expected to be used for the transfer and storage of data between battery-free memory tags located in objects and wireless memory in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

"There is currently no standard for this type of high speed, low power wireless data transfer," indicated Hannu Kauppinen, head of Nokia research center. "Creating a standard is essential to enabling manufacturing, distribution and retail businesses to benefit from the 100+ Mb/s transfer rates achieved at close proximity, using very low power wireless memory. It will also enable consumers to enjoy new, fast wireless experiences, such as downloading a music album in under 10 seconds in a store."

The subcommittee, known as JC-64.9 is to be chaired by Nokia and vice-chaired by Micron and Samsung. JEDEC said JC-64.9 welcomes participation from interested companies.

Wireless data transfers should ideally be high-speed and inherently low power to prevent such actions draining the batteries of mobile phones and computers, the association said.

"We are confident about our capability for providing wireless mobile applications with more effective storage memory solutions that will enable businesses to have greater flexibility in accommodating new digital applications," expressed Jim Elliott, VP, memory marketing and product planning, Samsung.

"Standardization activities will focus to create a solution which is memory interface agnostic with respect to the actual structure of the Wireless Memory Tag and Wireless Memory Host," added Marco Dallabora, senior director for wireless solutions R&D at Micron.

- Peter Clarke
??EE Times

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