Tardis memory chips: They’re bigger on the inside…

mitmemoryimageee
September 23, 2016

A year ago, a fundamentally new way of managing memory on computer chips, one that would use circuit space much more efficiently as chips continue to comprise more and more cores, or processing units was unveiled by researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. In chips with hundreds of cores, the researchers’ scheme could free up somewhere between 15 and 25% of on-chip memory, enabling much more efficient computation. Their scheme,…

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SanDisk unveils first-ever one terabyte memory card

September 20, 2016

Today, global storage technology company Western Digital Corporation unveiled the SanDisk 1TB terabyte (TB) SDXC card prototype in order to meet the growing storage demands as a result of high resolution content, such as 4K and 8K. “Showcasing the most advanced imaging technologies is truly exciting for us,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. “Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD™ card and…

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Latest generation 64-layer 3D flash memory unveiled

Toshiba 3D flash memory
July 27, 2016

The latest generation of Toshiba’s BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory, has been unveiled, with a stacked cell structure and a 64-layer device that will be first in the world to start sample shipments today. The new device incorporates 3-bit-per-cell (Triple-Level Cell, TLC) technology and achieves a 256Gb (32GB) capacity, an advance that underscores the potential of Toshiba’s proprietary architecture. Toshiba continues to refine BiCS FLASH and the next milestone on…

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Lost your USB flash drive? Someone is probably going through it

April 8, 2016

USB flash drives are a great way to store photos, documents, and any media that needs to be transferred to another device— but they’re small. And let’s face it, sometimes small things get lost, overlooked, or discarded. Well, a new study conducted by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shows that when users toss their flash drives, people are actually plugging them in and going through them. Approximately 50%  of dropped drives…

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Heterogeneous SiP devices integrate HBM2 DRAM with FPGAs

Altera Stratix 10 DRAM SiP L
November 16, 2015

Altera has revealed the industry’s first heterogeneous SiP devices that integrate stacked HBM2 (High-Bandwidth Memory) from SK Hynix with high-performance Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs. Stratix 10 DRAM SiP represents a new class of devices that is specifically architected to meet the most demanding memory bandwidth requirements in high-performance systems. Stratix 10 DRAM SiP will offer over 10 times higher memory bandwidth relative to discrete DRAM solutions that are available…

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Start-up creates a modular smart watch that you can design and customize yourself

October 14, 2015

It appears to be a totally normal smartwatch, but BLOCKS comes equipped with a strap made of several links  that have their own functions, allowing wearers to decide on the modules they want built into their watch. Blocks’ creators wanted to create a smart device that wasn’t “one-size-fits-all,” but rather that could be totally customized by the wearer. The company acknowledges that although a ton of sensors are embedded in a wearable…

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Create and transport your own portable multimedia center with U+

September 24, 2015

With such an influx of data and media in our very digital lives, it’s no surprise that people are looking for more ways to store everything they need. We need more storage, but not your run-of-the-mill USB storage device, instead, maybe something a little more multi-functional. Over the past two years, a team of designers has been working on a more effective storage method, and has finally come up with…

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Xilinx Announces LDPC Error Correction IP Fundamental to Enabling Next Generation Flash-Based Applications for the Cloud and Data Center Storage Market

Xilinx Announces LDPC Error Correction IP Fundamental to Enabling Next Generation Flash-Based Applications for the Cloud and Data Center Storage Market
September 9, 2015

Company to demonstrate Flash Memory LDPC Error Correction LogiCORE IP at Flash Memory Summit 2015 Xilinx, Inc. announced its Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC) error correction IP fundamental to enabling next generation Flash-based applications for the cloud and data center storage market. As NAND Flash continues to advance with 3D NAND technologies, LDPC error correction is a critical core function for meeting the stringent reliability and endurance requirements of today’s storage solutions….

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ON Semiconductor Unveils Full Portfolio of Double Data Rate (DDR) Termination Regulators

ON Semiconductor Unveils Full Portfolio of Double Data Rate (DDR) Termination Regulators
September 9, 2015

Latest high performance integrated solutions deliver effective sourcing/sink current limiting and remote sensing functions for smartphone, consumer, computing and automotive applications ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficiency innovations, has further strengthened its low drop-out (LDO) linear voltage regulator portfolio with the introduction a series of new high performance devices to support double data rate (DDR) memory. The NCP51200, NCP51400, NCP51510, and NCP51199 feature built in Power MOSFETS and are targeted at…

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CMOS DDR3L SDRAM offers a 8Gb density in a 96-ball package

Alliance Memory AS4C512M16D3L
July 23, 2015

Alliance Memory introduced a new monolithic high-speed, low-voltage CMOS double data rate 3 synchronous DRAM (DDR3L SDRAM) with an 8-Gb density in the 96-ball, 9-mm by 14-mm, lead (Pb)-free FBGA package. Featuring state-of-the art silicon provided by Micron Technology, Inc., the AS4C512M16D3L (512M x 16) offers a double data rate architecture for extremely fast transfer rates of up to 1600 Mbps/pin and clock rates of 800 MHz. With minimal die…

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