Micro Scanning Probe Array Memory

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
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2001

    Publication series

    NameCTIT technical report series
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625


    • IR-63093
    • TST-uSPAM: micro Scanning Probe Array Memory
    • SMI-TST: From 2006 in EWI-TST
    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems
    • CAES-EEA: Efficient Embedded Architectures
    • EWI-5898

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