Dealing with the Limitations of Flash Memory

Wania, Xerxes; Cliadakis, Steven
January 2008
Portable Design;Jan2008, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p16
The article discusses the significance of an embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) in applications that require a cost-effective, secure and low-power means of storing critical data and code. Its applications include Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and implantable medical devices. Embedded NVM for these devices must be cost-effective, adding a negligible cost to these very low price components. Both RFID and implantable medical chips demonstrate the need for embedded NVM with the attributes of small size and cost, high reliability, long retention rate and field configurability, in which flash memory technology cannot provide.


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