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Attofarad accuracy for high-performance memory design
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3/30/2011   1 comment
In this article, Mentor Graphics Corp. explains that new parasitic extraction technology can eliminate guardbanding for memory designs
The eyes reveal all: ultra-fast logic analyzer tackles DDR, other high-speed, multichannel challenges
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3/28/2011   Post a comment
Agilent U4154A AXIe-based unit captures 4 Gb/s; 68 channels, sees 100 ps/100mV eyes; adds advanced probe sets
Researchers make MEMS-over-CNT memory
3/28/2011   1 comment
A combination of a radio frequency capable metallic MEMS cantilever beam and a carbon nanotube transistor shows promise as a non-volatile memory, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Konkuk University and Seoul National University, Korea.
Plastic memory hopeful raises $500,000 with PARC
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3/28/2011   1 comment
Thin Film Electronics ASA, a long-time developer of plastic electronic memory, has raised 2.8 million Norwegian Krone (about $500,000) from Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).
DDR2/DDR3 memory controller calibration IP for ASICs and FPGAs
News & Analysis  
3/22/2011   6 comments
Semi IP innovator Uniquify has invented ‘self-calibrating logic,’ whereby the memory controller does a self-test on EVERY power up to select the optimal delay.
Double floating gate FET: potential unified memory device
Design How-To  
3/21/2011   4 comments
A new device is invented based on a dual metal floating gate structure that can be employed as a unified memory, permitting combined dynamic and nonvolatile storage in the same device.
Good timing: Memory IP
3/21/2011   1 comment
It seems that one of the greatest opportunities for innovation in memory is the controller.
Analyst: NAND flash supply to lose 4% in 2Q11
News & Analysis  
3/21/2011   1 comment
The earthquake that hit Japan on March 11 is set to reduce the global supply of NAND flash memory bits by less than 4 percent in the second quarter of 2011 and supply should return to normal thereafter, according to the DRAMexchange service provided by TrendForce Corp.
Capacitive sensing applications widen
Design How-To  
3/18/2011   3 comments
HMI technologies have gone through a paradigm shift. This article highlights the importance of capacitive sensing in HMI evolution as well as applications beyond automotive infotainment systems.
System design using NAND flash memory
Design How-To  
3/17/2011   2 comments
As NAND cells shrink, fewer electrons are stored per floating gate. To compensate for the increasing bit error rates of these smaller geometry cells, ECC requirements have to dramatically increase to maintain the desired system reliability.  
Academics scale PCM with carbon nanotubes
3/14/2011   5 comments
Non-volatile memory bits can be made by applying phase-change memory material to previously created gaps in carbon nanotube filamentary conductors, according to a paper published by researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
Fragmented frame buffer graphics ease cluster display requirements
Design How-To  
3/10/2011   6 comments
A new approach removes the need to store complete frame buffers in RAM, thereby reducing RAM size needed to support large displays. This method also allows images to be stored at an optimum resolution, thus reducing the non-volatile memory requirement as well.
Anobit addresses 'plummeting' flash endurance
Product News  
3/8/2011   12 comments
Anobit Technologies Ltd. has said it has begun high volume production of its MSP2020 NAND flash memory controller in cooperation with Hynix Semiconductor Inc. It has also brought forward a supporter that says its IC can help address NAND flash memory that has been reduced to 3,000 read/write cycles in leading-edge devices.
NAND flash memory for enterprise SSDs: Achieving high-endurance storage via signal processing
Design How-To  
3/6/2011   6 comments
For a better understanding of the factors that impact storage media endurance in enterprise environments, it is helpful to understand the two types of drive-level storage operations – write operations and read operations – and their respective endurance requirements.
Ways to incorporate SD cards into devices
Design How-To  
3/5/2011   2 comments
Recently, Elsevier released a book by Dogan Ibrahim, SD Card Projects Using the PIC Microcontroller. This 567-page book is aimed at engineers, advanced students, and PIC enthusiasts that want to incorporate SD cards into their devices.
Everspin expands MRAM to automotive applications
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3/5/2011   Post a comment
Last week, Everspin introduced the AEC-Q100 MRAM products for automotive applications, available in x 8, x 16 and serial SPI interfaces.
MOSAID announces flash interface for SSDs
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3/5/2011   Post a comment
MOSAID Technologies Inc. has announced its HLNAND™2 memory interface for flash memory SSDs, which is optimized for use in mass storage applications, including enterprise data centers and high-performance computing.
Greenliant announces industrial-grade, single-package SATA SSD
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3/5/2011   Post a comment
Greenliant Systema is now sampling the industrial-grade version of its SATA interface NANDrive™ GLS85LS embedded solid-state drive (SSD) product family.
Kingston releases triple-channel memory kits
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3/5/2011   Post a comment
Kingston Technology Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., announced the release of HyperX(R) T1 Black DDR3 triple-channel memory kits.
Greenliant is sampling new embedded solid state drives (SSDs)
Product News  
3/4/2011   2 comments
I tell you, my recent blog about the different approaches I’ve pondering with regard to backing-up my data seems to be attracting a lot of interest, for example...
STOP! Are You Gambling On Your Memory IP?
Design How-To  
3/4/2011   3 comments
If you are building a new chip and you are licensing memory IP, you really need to have a high level of confidence that the IP you are licensing does not violate someone else's patents.
Adding encryption to disk drives is made easy using an IP core
Design How-To  
3/2/2011   6 comments
The availability of low-cost IP cores that implement AES-128 or AES-256 opens up the possibility that all drives can have high-grade encryption as standard.

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