Monday, April 14, 2008
Ramtron International Corp. has unveiled what it claims is the first in a new family of intelligent ferroelectric RAMs capable of recording data independent of a separate microcontroller previously needed to make the nonvolatile memory operate like solid-state storage devices. FRAM marries high-speed nonvolatility with unlimited rewrites while operating at speeds comparable to SRAM. Until now, however, a dedicated microcontroller was needed, either on-chip or connected to an external FRAM chip.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 6:00 AM