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New Memory in the Works

New Memory in the Works

Some clever cloggs over in Germany have managed to come up with a way to make a different kind of memory, work effectively. This type of chip has been around for a while, but due to conventional spin-torque of a nano-magnet systems it's been unusable due to low clock speeds. However, now with their new system called, Ballistic Switching, frequencies of over 1GHZ have been reached.

A possible reason for using this type of memory over convention DRAM and SRAM is that memory such as this, MRAM, doesn't require constant power to retain it's memory, and could therefore be a very useful application in flash drives, and perhaps even in desktop and notebook systems where power outages could cause problems in the past.

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