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JEDEC announces standard for flash storage
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2/24/2011   3 comments
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, formerly known as the Joint Electron Devices Engineering Council, has published a standard on the use of flash memory for solid-state storage in mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet computers.
Western Digital grabs disk drive lead
News & Analysis  
2/22/2011   5 comments
The hard disk drive market recorded growth of 17.1 percent in unit shipments to reach 653.5 million units in 2010, according to The Information Network. Western Digital Corp. took from long-time market leader Seagate Technology plc.
Industrial and military grade ruggedized GTR II SLC solid state drive
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2/21/2011   Post a comment
Memoright unveiled its 2.5” GTR II series SLC solid state drive ruggedized for industrial and military applications. GTR II supports SATA II interface and is available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities.
Samsung takes DRAM 512-pins wide
News & Analysis  
2/21/2011   7 comments
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced the development of a 1-Gbit DRAM with a 512-pin wide I/O interface intended for mobile applications such as smart phones and tablet computers.
AUTOSAR architecture expands safety and security applications
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2/17/2011   Post a comment
In Release 4.0, AUTOSAR allows both safety and non-safety applications to operate on the same controller. Additionally, AUTOSAR embeds several security-related features into its software architecture.
Ramtron's F-RAM W-Family offers wide operating voltage, low active current
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2/14/2011   Post a comment
The W-Family of F-RAM memory devices from Ramtron International Corporation is available in serial I2C, SPI and parallel interfaces, and offer wide operating voltage range from 2.7V to 5.5V. The W-Family offers performance enhancements including a 25% to 50% reduction in active current requirements and serial devices with up to 20 times faster First Access Start (power up initialization).
NAND 201: the continued evolution of NAND Flash
Design How-To  
2/13/2011   10 comments
A lot has changed with NAND Flash memory since my original NAND 101 article was published in 2006. From the evolutionary changes of a continually shrinking NAND cell, to the performance-enhancing innovations that support increasingly advanced designs, this follow-on article will chronicle the developments in NAND technology from 2006 through early 2011.
Synopsys adds features to DesignWare Universal DDR memory controller
Product News  
2/11/2011   1 comment
Synopsys Inc. has enhanced the architecture of its DesignWare Universal DDR Memory Controller to accelerate the access to off-chip DRAM and deliver higher throughput for SoC designs.
Fairchild: Powering SD flash memory in smartphones
Design How-To  
2/2/2011   5 comments
The handset world is seeing a burgeoning need for memory storage. This article discusses memory trends and different methods of powering SD Flash memory.
Inside Samsung's 30-nm-class, 'green' DDR3 SDRAM
News & Analysis  
2/2/2011   8 comments
UBM TechInsights analysts put Samsung's 30nm-class SDRAM device, the Samsung K4B2G0846D, under the microscope.
Agilent releases DDR3 protocol violation detector capability
Product News  
2/1/2011   Post a comment
Available with Agilent logic analyzers and oscilloscopes new capability monitors DDR3 bus traffic continuously and as long as required to find protocol violations early in the memory system design cycle. 


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