Micro Scanning Probe Array memory µSPAM

M. Bolks, F.T.Y. Hanssen, Leon Abelmann, Paul J.M. Havinga, Pieter H. Hartel, P.G. Jansen, J.C. Lodder, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit

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    The design for a new type of non-volatile mass storage memory is discussed. This new design, based on scanning probe techniques, combines the low volume and power consumption of the FlashRAM, with the high capacity of the hard disk. The small form factor of the device makes it an excellent candidate for mass storage in handheld embedded systems. Its hierarchical architecture allows us to make a trade-off between data-rate, access time and power consumption. The power consumption scales linearly with the desired data-rate, and is expected to be lower than what can be achieved with competing technologies.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication2nd PROGRESS workshop on Embedded Systems
    EditorsF. Karelse
    Place of PublicationUtrecht, The Netherlands
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)90-73461-26-X
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001
    Event2nd PROGRESS Workshop on Embedded Systems 2001 - Veldhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 18 Oct 200118 Oct 2001
    Conference number: 2

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    PublisherSTW Technology Foundation


    Workshop2nd PROGRESS Workshop on Embedded Systems 2001
    Abbreviated titlePROGRESS


    • SMI-TST: From 2006 in EWI-TST
    • TST-uSPAM: micro Scanning Probe Array Memory
    • CAES-EEA: Efficient Embedded Architectures
    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems
    • EWI-943
    • IR-36995
    • METIS-203604

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