Tag Archives: Flash

How Skyera developed the 44Tbyte, enterprise-class Skyhawk SSD from the ground up. A System Realization story.

I rarely get to tell an in-depth System Realization story like this one. The development of the 44Tbyte, enterprise-class Skyhawk SSD starts with a clear picture of the objective—build an enterprise-class, solid-state storage server using commercial MLC (multi-level cell) NAND … Continue reading

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Friday Video: A personal invitation to Memcon from Sanjay Srivastava

Want to know why you need to be at Memcon this year? Here’s Denali Software founder Sanjay Srivastava to tell you why: Now go and sign up! It’s a free ticket and includes breakfast, lunch, and some goodies—not to mention … Continue reading

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Two more low-cost dev boards based on the ARM Cortex-M4 with 1Mbyte of Flash, 192Kbytes of RAM: $15.57 and up

Thanks to http://www.chibios.org, I’ve just learned of two low-cost development boards based on the STMicroelectronics STM32F07 microcontroller. You might be interested in these boards because one costs $15.57 and the other sells for 39.95€. The lower-cost board is from STMicroelectronics … Continue reading

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What effect does the ARM Cortex-M0 core have on mixed-signal microcontroller design?

Earlier this month at DAC, ARM, NXP, and Cadence hosted a panel on mixed-signal design as it applies to microcontroller design. Richard Goering posted a great summary of the topics discussed at the panel, but I want to tease out … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Now that we’ve replaced floppies with Flash memory, how will we ever do this?

On Friday, you get entertainment as well as technology in the EDA360 Insider. For your viewing pleasure, here is an old PC with two 5.25-inch and two 3.25-inch floppy drives playing J.S. Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” on … Continue reading

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Flash Memory Summit: Top 10 things you need to know about NAND Flash

An annual panel that now traditionally closes the Flash Memory Summit (held last week in Santa Clara, CA) is Andy Marken’s “Top 10 things you need to know about NAND Flash.” It’s a great way to sum up the events … Continue reading

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Apps define storage task, create application-specific SSD

Eric Kao, Chairperson and CEO of MemoRight, spoke at the Flash Memory Summit today with a somewhat unusual keynote for this normally hardware-fixated audience. He suggested that the industry exploit the inherent parallelism inside of solid-state drives (SSDs) by writing … Continue reading

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For consumer products, thin is in and NAND Flash is the prescription

References to supermodel Kate Moss aside, the recent Wired Magazine article by Christina Bonnington titled “Future of computing looks thinner” has a distinctly EDA360 tone to it. NAND Flash memory tends to have a slimming effect on the products it … Continue reading

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Is the 1-chip PC looming in the future?

The blog entry I wrote yesterday about the IHS iSuppli report on PCs and ARM processors set me on a thought path about PC design. (See “IHS iSuppli predicts that ARM CPUs will grab 25% of the PC market by … Continue reading

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Toshiba, SanDisk break 20nm barrier with 19nm NAND Flash

Memories now drive process technology and NAND Flash is the current main driver. So it’s no surprise that NAND Flash memories are the first to be produced at a process node below 20nm, which is precisely what Toshiba and SanDisk … Continue reading

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