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What is ROM?
Read-only memory (ROM) is a class of storage media used in computers and other electronic devices. Data stored in ROM cannot be modified (at least not quickly/easily), and it is therefore mainly used to distribute firmware.
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2010-10-21 Antifuse NVM seeks to topple ROM
Non-volatile memory maker Kilopass rolls out a one-time programmable memory with up to 4Mb capacity, 0.8mm2 form factor, and 0.3mW/MHz power use that it claims is the front runner to replace ROM.
2002-04-10 ALi launches 20X DVD-ROM single-chip solution
Powered by the proprietary Smart ReadChannel technology, Acer Laboratories Inc.'s M5721 controller chipset for 20X DVD-ROM drives is claimed to shorten the time users spend in adjusting data-reading quality and speed up volume productivity.
2002-12-03 8-bit MCUs carry 60KB ROM, flash
The ST72324x series of general-purpose 8-bit microcontrollers is capable of carrying 8KB to 60KB of ROM or flash program memory.
2007-03-01 Zigbee vet strives to reduce cost of solutions
Wireless microcontroller specialist Jennic is putting the marker down for next-generation Zigbee-compliant devices at sub-$2 prices in 100,000-plus units.
2002-06-28 XC1700 and XC18V00 design migration considerations
This application note discusses the considerations for systems that support a migration path from the XC18V00 PROM to an XC1700 series PROM.
2002-05-13 Virage pursues system-on-chip IP strategy
Embedded-memory designer Virage Logic Corp. is pulling together a strategy for being a one-stop intellectual-property (IP) supplier to a growing number of companies developing system-on-chip (SoC) products.
2002-07-31 Virage Logic memory platform consumes lesser power
Virage Logic Corp. has introduced its ULP embedded memory platform that utilizes an architecture enabling it to consume four to 26 times less active power than competing products.
2002-08-12 VeriSilicon develops platform for SMIC CMOS process
VeriSilicon Microelectronics Co. Ltd has released the Standard Design Platform engineered specifically for Semiconductor Mfg Int. Corp.'s 0.185m CMOS process.
2004-10-18 Utilizing CMOS technology in digital cameras
As mobile imaging becomes more diverse, CMOS sensors will continue to proliferate in next-gen digital cameras and videos.
2000-06-08 Using the Microchip Endurance Predictive Software
This application note discusses the endurance, which refers to the number of times an individual memory cell can be erased and written, of nonvolatile EEPROM devices. In this discussion, the term "ENDURANCE" will be used to describe the collective endurance of all memory cells in the EEPROM device.
2001-03-29 Using the CY27H010 with the Rockwell V.FAST chipset
This application note describes how to use Cypress Semiconductor's CY27H010 1Mb PROM with the Rockwell V.FAST chipset to create a high-speed fax/modem.
2000-06-07 Using the 93LC56 and 93LC66
This application note is intended to provide the engineer with readily available standalone code modules to accomplish all of the necessary functions to utilize the 93LC56 and 93LC66 nonvolatile memories in a low-power application using the efficient PIC16C54 microcontroller.
2000-06-07 Using the 24XX65 and 24XX32 with Stand Alone PIC16C54 Code
This application note discusses Microchip's strategy in solving the 16KB limitation of the I?C serial bus, since this 16KB limit is insufficient with the requirements of sophisticated personal communication devices, such as cellular and full-featured phones, PDAs and palm-top computers.
2000-06-08 Using the 24LC21 Dual Mode Serial EEPROM
This application note discusses the operation and specifications of the 24LC21 1Kb (128-by-8) dual mode serial EEPROM, which was developed primarily for use in computer monitors.
2000-06-08 Using Microchip 93 Series Serial EEPROMs with Microcontroller SPI Ports
This application note demonstrates how to use Microchip Technology's 93 Series Serial EEPROMs with the PIC16C64/74 microcontroller SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) ports.
2013-08-16 Using CodeWarrior Linker Command File for Qorivva/PX
Know the steps to create LCF from scratch and the common as well as unique application requirements handled in LCF.
2000-03-06 USBConnect 2000 User's Guide
This application note serves as a reference manual describing the installation and operation of the USBConnect 2000 adapter. The adapter allows SCSI devices to plug into the Universal Serial Bus (USB) port of your PC or MAC computer.
2002-12-09 Tower licenses Virage Logic embedded memories
Wafer foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd has licensed several of Virage Logic Corp.'s embedded memories as part of a multi-year licensing agreement.
2004-01-15 Toshiba, Samsung divulge integration details of ODD businesses
Toshiba Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd have revealed the details of their new joint venture for optical-disk drives.
2007-01-26 Toshiba 8bit MCU offers 60Kbyte of SuperFlash
Toshiba America Electronic Components has announced the TMP89FS60UG/FG general-purpose MCU that features 60Kbyte of SuperFlash memory.
2004-06-16 TMS320DM64x power consumption summary
This app note describes the power consumption of the Texas Instruments TMS320DM640, TMS320DM641 and TMS320DM642 digital signal processors (DSPs).
2004-06-16 TMS320C671x/TMS320C621x EDMA performance data
The enhanced DMA (EDMA) controller of the TMS320C621x/TMS320C671x devices is a highly efficient data transfer engine, capable of maintaining transfers at up to 1,800MBps at a 225MHz CPU clock frequency. This app note details actual bandwidth achieved under various operating conditions.
2004-06-16 TMS320C64x EDMA performance data
The enhanced DMA controller of the TMS320C64x device is a highly efficient data Transfer engine, capable of maintaining transfers at up to 2.4GBps at a 600MHz CPU clock frequency. This app note details measured bandwidth achieved under various operating conditions.
2004-06-16 TMS320C6416 Power-On Self Test
The Power-On Self Test (POST) is designed to verify the operation of the TMS320C6416. These modules check the proper operation of the CPU core, internal memory and several on-chip peripherals (EDMA, McBSPs, timers, Viterbi and turbo decoder coprocessors).
2004-06-16 TMS320C6410/C6413 DSP hardware design guide
The DSP Hardware Design Guide (DHDG) is a collection of the most commonly used technical documentation, models and FAQs for DSP hardware system designers.
2004-06-16 TMS320C621x/TMS320C671x EDMA architecture
The enhanced DMA (EDMA) controller of the TMS320C621x/TMS320C671x device is a highly efficient data transfer engine. To maximize bandwidth, minimize transfer interference, and fully utilize the resources of the EDMA, it is crucial to understand the architecture of the engine.
2004-06-16 TMS320C6000 EMIF to USB interfacing using Cypress EZ-USB SX2
This app note describes a glueless interface between a Texas Instruments TMS320C6416 DSP reference board and a Cypress CY7C68001 (EZ-USB SX2__) USB device.
2004-06-16 TMS320C6000 EDMA I/O scheduling and performance
This app note details how to summarize, analyze and schedule system traffic to produce efficient enhanced DMA designs.
2001-09-27 The zoom engine for very high definition LCD/PDP displays
This article describes the applications of the zoom engine on the field of LCD TV, monitor, projector and head mounted display.
2003-06-16 The magical world of DSP
The generation, processing, storage and transmission of signals from a diversity of origins to a diversity of reception has been enabled by miraculous advances in the semiconductor industry.
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