Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 2 / 2
mhrackin
User Rank
CEO
Re: What's old is new again
mhrackin   8/13/2014 4:08:00 PM
NO RATINGS
The similarities are far too strong to ignore.  Although the details are quite sparse, I would hazard a guess that these would have to share some of the properties that doomed bubble memory (which i actually played with quite a bit back in the '70s).  They include: serial nature, which then leads to access time issues, and apparently destructive bit read, necessitating read-modify-write on EACH BIT during readout.

R_Colin_Johnson
User Rank
Blogger
Re: What's old is new again
R_Colin_Johnson   8/13/2014 3:10:12 PM
NO RATINGS
"This sounds like the magnetic bubble memory of the 70's. A good idea that never scaled out to be useful." Jack Peacock
I was thinking the same thing until I spoke with IBM who claims that the Racetrack Memory is still an active projects with papers published yearly about progress being made. Of course, only time will tell :)

Jack Peacock
User Rank
Rookie
What's old is new again
Jack Peacock   8/13/2014 9:57:39 AM
NO RATINGS
This sounds like the magnetic bubble memory of the 70's.  A good idea that never scaled out to be useful.

  Jack Peacock

resistion
User Rank
CEO
Current density and voltage
resistion   8/13/2014 9:53:19 AM
NO RATINGS
I remember current density and voltage were concerns. It goes over quite a long distance..

<<   <   Page 2 / 2


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

The Best of the Best Videos on YouTube
Max Maxfield
4 comments
A couple of days ago, my chum Paul was visiting me in my office. He'd wandered over from his cubicle in the next bay to take a brief coffee break. This week, Paul had been admiring the ...

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
1 Comment
As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
2 comments
It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
5 comments
I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...