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What is flash memory?
Flash is rewritable storage chip that holds content without power. Flash memory chips can either be NOR or NAND.
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2005-04-25 ZiLOG unveils 8KB Flash memory
ZiLOG expanded its Z8 Encore! XP MCU line up with the release of the F08xA, an 8KB flash memory. This addition extends the flash memory range of the Z8 Encore! XP family to include 1-, 2-, 4- and 8KB varieties.
2007-12-18 Zilog intros first 1.8V flash MCU
Zilog has released its first 1.8V low power, 8bit embedded flash MCU, designated as the Z8 Encore! XP F1680 series, which comes with extended peripherals.
2005-10-05 ZiLOG flash MCUs eye BLDC, AC induction motor control apps
ZiLOG launched its Z8 Encore! MC family, a new generation of flash MCUs targeted at sensorless Brushless DC (BLDC) and AC Induction motor control applications.
2007-12-27 Zilog debuts 1.8V flash MCU
Zilog announced its first 1.8V low power, 8bit embedded flash MCU with extended peripherals.
2003-05-13 ZiLOG 8-bit MCUs have 8KB of Flash
ZiLOG has expanded its Z8 Encore! family of 8-bit MCUs with the addition of new models that feature up to 8KB of high-speed Flash memory.
2004-05-18 Xenon strobe flash empowers next-gen camera phones
Aiming for a more practical approach to generate high-quality pictures from cellphones, Linear Technology Corp. has enabled the use of high-quality Xenon strobe flash in camera phones to replace the limited illumination of LEDs, and improve the requirement of cameras to be closer to the subject for clearer pictures.
2008-04-21 Xenon flash application design based on NCP5080 integrated with IGBT driver and photo sense function
This paper presents how to design Xenon flash application based on NCP5080 which is a high voltage boost driver integrated with IGBT driver, photo sense function, thermal shutdown, transformer primary side current limit and flash control input.
2008-06-28 Writing to flash from firmware
The flash memory on all Silicon Labs MCU devices is readable and writable from application code. This capability allows user software to store values to the Flash such as calibration constants or system parameters, and to implement a boot loading feature in which user firmware can be updated in-system from a remote site.
2003-06-24 Writing to Flash from application code
This application note starts with the basics of writing to Flash from application codes on any Cygnal device. Then it discusses details specific to each device series.
2003-06-24 Writing to Flash from application code
This application note is a collection of routines that can be used to implement a master-mode SPI device in software.
2007-03-01 Winbond unrolls parallel, serial flash devices
Winbond has announced three new parallel flash memory devices in its W19B product family and two new serial flash memory devices in its SpiFlash W25X family.
2007-07-25 Winbond tips new parallel flash memory devices
Winbond Electronics Corp. has added new products to its W19B family with the introduction of 16-, 32- and 64Mbit parallel flash memory devices.
2003-03-21 Winbond lends Flash memory process NexFlash
Winbond Electronics Corp. of Taiwan has agreed to a foundry agreement with NexFlash Technology Inc.
2007-08-10 Winbond intros quad-SPI serial flash memory
Winbond Electronics Corp. claims to develop the industry's first serial flash memory with quad-SPI.
2005-06-28 Winbond buys out NexFlash for code-flash play
Winbond Electronics Corp. has acquired serial flash maker NexFlash Technology Inc. for an undisclosed sum.
2008-06-23 Will Seagate buy Intel's stake in IM Flash?
Seagate Technology could be a potential buyer of Intel Corp.'s stake in IM Flash Technologies LLC, the chip giant's joint NAND flash-memory venture with Micron Technology Inc., according to an analyst.
2012-09-21 Why GigaDevice gambles on NOR flash memory
China fabless firm GigaDevice is staying put in the NOR flash market even if the industry proves challenging for sales growth and expansion.
2013-04-30 Why flash storage is important to MEMS
Solid state drives operate at higher temperatures, and MEMS devices can withstand that environment because they regulate themselves.
2010-07-22 White LED flash driver improves camera phone picture quality
ADI introduces the ADP1650, a 500-mA LED flash driver sharpens picture quality in camera-enabled cell phones.
2008-05-16 What's the best flash memory flavor for your design?
The embedded systems industry has been waiting for "universal memory" to come along. This article discusses the various flavors of NAND and NOR flash memory that may be the suitable to your design needs.
2008-06-30 What types of ECC should be used on flash memory?
NOR flash normally does not need error-correcting code (ECC). On the other hand, NAND requires ECC to ensure data integrity. NAND flash includes extra storage on each page to store ECC code as well as other information for wear leveling, logical to physical block mapping, and other software overhead functions.
2002-08-14 WEDC ships Flash disk modules in SO-DIMM packages
The WED7GxxxATA33 DimmDrive single-chip Flash disk module has densities ranging from 16MB to 768MB in 144-pin SO-DIMM packages.
2003-04-28 WEDC Flash memory saves 70 percent of board area
The W72M64V-XBX 3.3V Flash memory from White Electronic Designs Corp. is packaged in a 13-by-12mm, 159 PBGA package.
2003-04-16 WEDC Flash memory offers simultaneous R/W operation
The W72M64XV-XBX 2Mx64, 3.3V Flash memory device from White Electronic Designs Corp. allows simultaneous R/W operation.
2009-06-09 Wear-leveling techniques in NAND flash devices
Wear leveling is a process that helps reduce premature wear in NAND flash devices. This application note highlights the importance of wear leveling, explains two primary wear-leveling techniquesstatic and dynamicand calls attention to other considerations involved in implementing wear leveling.
2004-11-29 Wear leveling in single level cell NAND flash memories
This app note describes the wear leveling algorithm that STMicro recommends to implement in the flash translation layer (FTL) software for NAND flash memories.
2012-04-24 Weak demand pulls NAND flash contract price
Demand momentum for the memory device was weak since the start of the slow season, with contact price falling by 4-8 percent, noted DRAMeXchange.
2007-04-17 VisualDSP++ flash programmer API for Blackfin processors
VisualDSP++ features an additional set of API functions that facilitate the uploading (burning) of executable code and data image files into flash memory. Using the new API functions, application images can be programmed into flash, and flash contents can be filled or erase.
2010-03-09 Virtex-5 USB delivers 32Mbit flash, 200 user I/Os
Opal Kelly offers is the fastest FPGA USB 2.0 integration module based on Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA and delivers 256Mbyte DDR2, 36Mbit SRAM, 32Mbit flash and up to 200 high-speed user I/Os.
2009-04-15 Virident servers to use Numonyx flash memories
Numonyx B.V. and Virident Systems have signed a letter of intent to develop and market advanced non-volatile memory solutions from Numonyx as a core architectural component of Virident's upcoming GreenCloud servers.
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