Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
krisi
User Rank
Author
re: DRAM: the field for material and process innovation
krisi   3/3/2012 3:09:08 PM
NO RATINGS
Nice article Arabinda, would you be interested in expanding it to a chapter for the memory book I am currently editing? kris.iniewski@gmail.com

double-o-nothing
User Rank
Author
re: DRAM: the field for material and process innovation
double-o-nothing   3/1/2012 12:42:30 AM
NO RATINGS
@Robotics Developer, redundancy is a good point. But the redundant parts are still counted in the die efficiency, even though not used?

Robotics Developer
User Rank
Author
re: DRAM: the field for material and process innovation
Robotics Developer   2/29/2012 7:54:04 PM
NO RATINGS
If I remember correctly, one of the major issues with the reduced features is the wafer yield due to bad cells in arrays. One way that was used (not sure if everyone does this now) was to provide redundant rows/arrays and at die test blow fuses to switch to good from bad arrays. The thing about DRAM technology was not just that it drove the process but it lead the way to maturing of the process due to the large volumes that DRAMs entailed. I look forward to the next leap in technology (what ever that is).

double-o-nothing
User Rank
Author
re: DRAM: the field for material and process innovation
double-o-nothing   2/29/2012 5:29:51 AM
NO RATINGS
Is die efficiency still ~ half? Many DRAM photos look completely occupied by the array.



Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Awesome 3D Electronic Sculptures
Max Maxfield
10 comments
I recently received an email from someone we'll call Martin (because that's his name). Martin's message was short and sweet. In its entirety it read: "You need to see this!"

Jack Ganssle, Embedded.com

Processor Pinups
Jack Ganssle, Embedded.com
4 comments
My wife and I joke about our “adult” magazines. For her, those are the publications about beading. For me, they’re tool catalogs and Fine Woodworking magazine. The latter ...

Rajaram Regupathy, Cypress Semiconductor

Add USB Battery Charging Protocols to an Android-Based Design
Rajaram Regupathy, Cypress Semiconductor
Post a comment
Editorial Note: Excerpted from Unboxing Android: A hands on approach with real world examples, by Rajaram Regupathy, the author takes you through the process incorporating effective power ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Flash Poll