Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
KB3001
User Rank
CEO
re: 'Universal' memory? Not exactly...
KB3001   12/8/2010 1:51:14 PM
NO RATINGS
Conceptually, it's a great idea but remember: there ain't no such thing as a free lunch. There must be a strong economic argument for universal memories which are essentially a tradeoff as resistion said.

resistion
User Rank
CEO
re: 'Universal' memory? Not exactly...
resistion   12/1/2010 9:47:05 PM
NO RATINGS
"Universal" is a distracting buzzword. "Tradeoff" is more appropriate. Eventually interconnect density vs. speed vs. power tradeoff dominates the memory performance just as for logic. For nonvolatile memory, also need to consider the inherent speed-retention tradefoff.

selinz
User Rank
CEO
re: 'Universal' memory? Not exactly...
selinz   12/1/2010 6:55:33 PM
NO RATINGS
I find it silly to refer to "one universal memory" coming down the horizon. Bubbles were cool because you could actually set up optics to watch bubbles move (perhaps a testimony to their speed?). See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rqPmjmQOxw

Duane Benson
User Rank
Blogger
re: 'Universal' memory? Not exactly...
Duane Benson   12/1/2010 6:19:11 PM
NO RATINGS
Anyone remember Bubble Memory? It was going to replace both DRAM and the hard disk. Then there was some talk of EEPROM doing the same. The problem is that the primary requirements for each stand on either sides of a wide divide - cheap enough for mass storage vs. fast enough for processing. By trying to do both with one part, you end up with something that does neither well. I suppose it's logical to assume that someday, we will have a non-volatile memory technology that is both cheap enough to store massive amounts of video and fast enough to hook to a CPU, but I'm not holding my breath.

AlunWang
User Rank
Rookie
re: 'Universal' memory? Not exactly...
AlunWang   12/1/2010 9:49:51 AM
NO RATINGS
Is it possible to keep the low power dissipation with universal memory? I think this is also a hard problem.

agk
User Rank
Rookie
re: 'Universal' memory? Not exactly...
agk   12/1/2010 8:15:26 AM
NO RATINGS
Universal memory concept is a good area to work with.Evolution of this will make a revolution. Easy to use in consumer and industrail applications



Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

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

Book Review: Deadly Odds by Allen Wyler
Max Maxfield
8 comments
Generally speaking, when it comes to settling down with a good book, I tend to gravitate towards science fiction and science fantasy. Having said this, I do spend a lot of time reading ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
13 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 ...

Martin Rowe

Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).