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Everspin Debuts First Spin-Torque MRAM for High Performance Storage Systems.
it's about time they (Everspin and Freescale before them [Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. All rights reserved... MRAM is...] ) did SOMETHING mass market with this old/"new type of high performance and ultra-low latency memory" after all this time .
MRAM's very Fast (as fast as DRAM/SRAM) but that doent mean anything if you cant actully buy some kit that actually uses it.
personally id love to see some [4gig of] MRAM in a DDR3 stacked 128bitx4 512 bit bus low power Wide IO Mobile DRAM package mounted in an ARM cortex quad core A15/A8 standard SOC package, although also using it as new on chip [samsung] ARM L2 and L3 could also be fun assuming they want to make a real profit in the real mass markets OC
"It is particularly well-suited for applications requiring extreme power efficiency and increased memory bandwidth (up to 17GBps). Examples include 3D Gaming, HD Video (1080p H264 video, pico projectors), and running multiple applications simultaneously. Wide I/O offers twice the bandwidth of the previous generation standard, LPDDR2, at the same rate of power consumption."
semiaccurate did a write up of it here after picking up the phone and actually talking with Everspin so its a good first speed improvement (even at its current initial 90nm) on the latest and greatest dinosaur NAND Flash SSD , the only initial slight drawback now is getting the motherboard OEMs to provide a timely Bios update to optimise this DDR3 st-mram, and finally putting lots more fast DDR3/st-mram slots on your prefered lower cost MotherBoard as standard to increase total usage.
hell , puting a lot more ram slots as standard on the cheaper MB's ASAP might even give the average user a reason to upgrade their kit and so massively increase the OEMs lower and dropping desktop/ram income this quarter.
and perhaps later getting a free OSS 3rd party app to partiton this st-mram as a hybrid fast recoverable zero power state retention ram disk storage rather than generic ram if thats your prefered way to use it to leave slow dinosaur NAND Flash SSD in the dust.
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