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What is RAM?
Random access memory or RAM is a group of memory chips, which serve as the computer's primary workspace. RAM also denotes a read/write memory.
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2000-06-21 XC4000 series edge-triggered and dual-port RAM capability
This application note examines the edge-triggered capability of the XC4000 FPGAs to simplify system timing and provide better performance for RAM-based designs. It also discusses these FPGAs' dual-port mode, which offers new capabilities and simplifies FIFO designs.
2002-04-05 Virage Logic embedded RAM employs standard logic process
Manufactured using TSMC's 0.18?m CMOS process, the Novea RAM embedded memory from Virage Logic Corp. is claimed to be the first commercially-available non-volatile embedded memory manufactured using a standard logic process.
2002-12-11 Using the ORCA Series 4 EBR as a True Quad-Port RAM
This application note provides the details required to use the ORCA Series 4 EBR as a true quad-port memory.
2000-06-21 Using Select-RAM Memory in XC4000 Series FPGAs
This application note describes how to implement Select-RAM memory in XC4000 Series design: in schematic entry, MemGen memory block generator, X-BLOX schematic-based synthesis, and HDL-synthesis environments. It also describes specifying timing requirements, evaluating performance and floorplanning.
2000-06-21 Using Select-RAM Memory in XC4000 Series FPGAs
This application note describes how to implement Select-RAM memory in XC4000 Series design: in schematic entry, MemGen memory block generator, X-BLOX schematic-based synthesis, and HDL-synthesis environments. It also describes specifying timing requirements, evaluating performance and floorplanning.
2000-06-01 Using External RAM with PIC17CXX Devices
This technical note shows how to connect a PIC17CXX device to external memory. It also provides instructions and calculations to help determine which speeds of SRAM work with which frequency crystal.
2008-10-06 Using EDAC RAM for RadTolerant RTAX-S/SL and Axcelerator FPGAs
In space applications, storage elements like SRAMs are susceptible to the impact of heavy ions from cosmic galactic rays. CGRs can collide with the silicon lattice of a RAM cell with sufficient photovoltaic energy to produce a change of state, thus invalidating the stored data and producing bit errors.
2004-02-24 TI MSP430F161x family offer 5x RAM features
Texas Instruments has introduced the MSP430F161x family, which offers 5 times more RAM while retaining the SCoC character of the MSP430 devices.
2008-11-18 Telescopic nanotubes work on RAM-flash fusion
Researchers believe they can combine the high-speed of RAM with the non-volatility of flash by using telescopic nanotubes.
2009-05-25 T-RAM, Globalfoundries tie-up on embedded memory
T-RAM Semiconductor Inc. and Globalfoundries have entered into a joint development agreement targeted toward the application of T-RAM's Thyristor-RAM embedded memory to advanced technology nodes.
2010-06-11 STT-RAM geared to displace DRAM, flash
Grandis Inc. has updated its STT-RAM roadmap with some ambitious efforts in mind: It hopes to replace DRAM, and eventually, NAND, with its next-generation MRAM.
2002-02-22 STMicroelectronics Flash memory eliminates external RAM
Designed for digital consumer products such as STBs, PDAs, camcorders, and printers, the M58LW032A 32Mb Flash memory chip stores data, but allows direct execution of stored codes and eliminates the need for a separate RAM.
2006-10-20 Startup Gear6 touts novel RAM cache scheme
Startup Gear6 will emerge this week with a novel concept for boosting performance in the data center with rackable RAM cache systems that sit on an Ethernet network.
2009-02-03 SRAM devices ups system's available RAM
Microchip Technology Inc. has announced a family of 8Kbyte and 32Kbyte standalone serial SRAM devices, which increase a system's available RAM by adding small, inexpensive external devices.
2006-10-31 Sanyo Epson makes LCD with pixel-integrated RAM
Sanyo Epson has announced the development of a 2.8-inch transflective low-temperature polysilicon LCD with pixel-integrated RAM that offers low power consumption.
2009-09-25 Samsung gears phase-change RAM for mobiles
Samsung has begun production of a 512Mbit phase-change RAM and is aiming it at mobile phone handsets and other battery-operated applications.
2011-08-04 Samsung acquires STT-RAM vendor
Samsung says its acquisition of Grandis will contribute to its development of memory technology and become a key part of the company's global R&D network.
2012-04-11 Resistive RAM based on silicon dioxide
Researchers have developed a resistive-switching memory device based on silicon dioxide that shows a simpler material structure compared to those using metal-oxide films.
2005-09-28 Renesas reports floating-body SOI RAM
Renesas Technology said that it has developed a capacitor-less "floating-body" twin-transistor RAM (TTRAM), that would enable faster, more power-efficient embedded memory for SoC devices
2005-09-28 Renesas reports floating-body SOI RAM
Renesas Technology Corp. has developed a capacitor-less "floating-body" twin-transistor RAM (TTRAM) that would enable faster, more power-efficient embedded memory for system-on-chip (SoC) devices
2013-06-24 Renesas launches MPU solutions with high on-chip RAM
Renesas' 15 new products in the RZ/A1 Group of embedded microprocessor (MPU) solutions feature 10Mb of on-chip RAM and capabilities needed to implement an HMI.
2009-02-16 Ramtron to install F-RAM process tech in IBM facility
Ramtron International Corp. has entered into a foundry services agreement with IBM. The companies plan to install Ramtron's ferroelectric RAM (F-RAM) semiconductor process technology in IBM's Burlington, Vermont wafer manufacturing facility.
2008-10-20 QuickLogic PolarPro RAM and embedded FIFO controller
This document outlines QuickLogic PolarPro RAM and FIFO controller features and modes.
2010-01-06 Quad Ethernet system packs up to 2GB RAM
From BVM Ltd comes the CMB-575 quad Ethernet system based on 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, and can address up to 2Gbyte of RAM.
2006-11-13 Qimonda intros 183MHz DDR Mobile-RAM
Qimonda AG has launched its 183MHz DDR synchronous Mobile-RAM offering a capacity of 512Mbit in a 60-ball FBGA package with 1.8V power supply.
2004-10-20 Panasonic first to make DVD-RAM discs in U.S.
In a move designed to further advance the acceptance of recordable DVD products in the United States, especially the DVD-RAM format, Panasonic Disc Mfg Corp. of America, a subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Corp. of America, has begun production of blank DVD-RAM discs at the company's Torrance, California facility.
2015-06-09 Non-volatile RAM seen as replacement for DRAM, flash
Startup Nantero has raised $31.5 million that will be used to speed up development of its NRAM, sometimes known as Nano-RAM, for use in both enterprise and consumer applications.
2009-10-02 Non-volatile RAM delivers up to 800MHz
AGIGA Tech's non-volatile RAM system delivers speeds up to 800MHz with peak transfer rates equivalent to DRAMs.
2002-01-30 NEC claims 65ns address access time for RAM device
The 5PD4664312 is said to offer 65ns address access and 18ns page access time, making it what is claimed to be the fastest 64Mb RAM in the world.
2004-09-16 Micron bets big on pseudostatic RAM, NAND flash
The company has developed 128Mb pseudostatic RAM to boost its memory chip sales going into cellphones and flash memory cards.
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