New Resistive RAM packs 1 TB of storage into a single chip

By Scorpus
Aug 5, 2013
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  1. Crossbar Inc., a Californian start-up that's relatively unknown in the storage market has unveiled a brand new form of storage technology, which they're calling Resistive RAM (RRAM). The technology allows for very high capacity and high performance non-volatile memory, capable...

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  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TechSpot Booster Posts: 162   +38

    This sounds like a game changer to me...less power, less heat, bigger, faster...what have I missed..oh, yeah...cheaper? (hmm, doubt it).

    Still, imagine the computing power of the highest end PC strapped to your wrist...just WHAT is all this computing power going to mean?!?!
    misor likes this.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,319   +370

    Hoo-boy if this works as advertised and goes mainstream it will be a BIG deal. Note to self: buy stock in Crossbar, Inc.
    ET3D and Littleczr like this.
  4. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 384   +34

    Interesting... almost sounds too good to be true.

    Oh and to the Techspot writer... I think you meant ?m (micrometers), not mm.
    200 mm would 2 meters, quite a bit larger than a postage stamp.
  5. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 384   +34

    Seems the micron character doesn't work here... um would be appropriate then I suppose.
  6. Chazz

    Chazz TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 622   +56

    Hmm, what is the picture of? Is it a stacked RRAM image, random image or a picture of what the concept looks like? I can't seem to see 3 "layers" on that picture.
  7. IAMTHESTIG

    2m long that mens tablets are growing soon, we will walking with larger tablets than a person except basketball gamers
  8. TekGun

    TekGun TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 156   +11

    Well if you want to be accurate 200mm is only 20 centimetres...
  9. yRaz

    yRaz TechSpot Booster Posts: 852   +73

    it has a surface area of 200mm^2 which is still smaller than a 250gb SSD. Its about 1.5cmX1.5cm.
  10. 200 millimeters is 20 centimeters, not 2 meters. The article said "200 sq mm", which would be approximately 14mm x 14mm. So in fact it is a little smaller than a postage stamp. Actually quite a bit smaller...
  11. gamoniac

    gamoniac TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 214   +45

    200 sq. mm = 20mm x 10mm (or 2cm x 1cm). 200 sq. mm is smaller than a stamp. The information is correct.
     
  12. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 384   +34

    Indeed you are all correct, my bad. Dang, I thought I had him! Muahahaha
    *clears throat
  13. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 940   +94

    Um, I was messing with Firefox and started the browser in safe mode (hold Shift when launching FF), and I came here to test if the text was still blurry, and their was a Playstation sponsored article that disappeared when I left safe mode.

    What's going on....

    Update: I go back to safe mode and it's gone now. So weird...
  14. gruesomeA

    gruesomeA Newcomer, in training Posts: 23

    It certainly won't be cheaper right away, but if it lives up what it's promising then the price will drop with larger production volumes.
  15. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,669   +868

    This is a game changer.
  16. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,746   +1,420

    There are high levels of anticipation, from this PC user!
  17. Now give me a 10TB SSD for 100 dollars!
  18. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 943   +27

    Definitely. That's one of the most exciting announcements I've read in a while. Hopefully when they say it's ready for commericalisation they mean that.

    Edit: Some figures on this page. The strange thing is the 140MB/s write speed vs. 17MB/s read speed. I wonder if that's an error or this is going to be used mainly for backup purposes.

    Edit 2: More information on the white paper. Read speed quoted as "Asynchronous (XIP) Read" and .04MB/sec for NAND, so obviously this new one is much better. My understanding is that NAND can read only blocks, and this speed is the speed measurement of reading one byte. That would definitely make Crossbar's speed much better (and might prevent the need for RAM in small microcontrollers), but I'd still be interested in the large size transfer throughput.
  19. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TechSpot Member Posts: 67


    20 cm ,xD.
  20. 200mm =0.2meter
  21. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,564   +474

    Minecraft RAM
  22. DanUK

    DanUK TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 189   +7

    Read about this earlier, sounds incredible
  23. c1c2c3c4c

    c1c2c3c4c Newcomer, in training

    just think of how outdated consoles will be in under 3 years.

    The new consoles will also miss the graphine boost that will likely pop up within the 10y life
  24. 200mm is NOT 2m. 1m is 1000mm.


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