Could ReRAM Replace NAND Flash?

New innovations are constantly being discovered that increase convenience and help us use the technologies we have come to rely on. The brilliant minds at Crossbar are taking it to the next level as they are working on a NAND flash replacement. While NAND operates by trapping electrons within a cell, the new technology will create resistance within the circuit, allowing a new way for consumers to store date. Crossbar has big plans on marketing their innovation at foundries already in existence.

Hindrances in NAND

While NAND flash has offered consumers a number of conveniences, since its nodes shrink, this causes the cells to decrease in size, thus an end result of the degradation of total lifespan and overall endurance. Furthermore, NAND technology has been made to clock more quickly, but this causes a noticeable affect on performance. Crossbar is ready to deliver a solution to many of these problems with the introduction of new and improved ReRam technology.

Speed and Precision You Can Count On

In a day and age when speed and precision count more than ever, ReRam technology will provide the answer so many consumers are looking for. In its development, Crossbar has addressed several issues currently experienced using NAND including:

  • The need to erase prior to programming, increasing speeds by multiple metrics
  • Excessive power consumption

 

When to Expect Commercialization

While many consumers are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to introduce ReRam technology into their daily lives, its introduction into the marketplace is still a ways off in the future. While testing and design tactics have been ongoing, there is still work to be done to ensure a quality product is being offered.

Furthermore, companies including Intel and Samsung have already made sizable investments into NAND technology. History has proven that it can take years for faster technologies to become integrated into widespread use. However, when it does begin to hit the market, users will enjoy:

  • Higher efficiency
  • Improved system performance
  • Increased retention
  • Ease of integration and scale

About the author

Daniel Rubin Daniel Rubin is the co-owner of USB Direct Inc., a Canadian company which specializes in the manufacturing of logo flash drives. You can view his .

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