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Magnetoresistive RAM

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Magnetoresistive RAM

General
Memory cell, Memory hierarchy, MOS memory floating-gate, Storage
Historical
Paper data storage (1725), Drum memory (1932), Magnetic-core memory (1949), Plated wire memory (1957), Core rope memory (1960s), Thin-film memory (1962), Disk pack (1962), Twistor memory (~1968), Bubble memory (~1970), Floppy disk (1971)
ROM
MROM, PROM EPROM EEPROM, Flash memory
NVRAM
PCM ( 3D XPoint ), MRAM
Early stage NVRAM
FeRAM, ReRAM, FeFET memory
Magnetic
Magnetic tape data storage ( Linear Tape-Open ), Hard disk drive
Optical
Optical disc CD DVD Blu-ray
In development
CBRAM, Racetrack memory, NRAM, Millipede memory, ECRAM

Semiconductor Memory Tutorial Include: Memory Types & Technologies Memory Specifications & Parameters Memory Types: DRAM EEPROM Flash FRAM MRAM Phase Change Memory SDRAM SRAM Magneto-Resistive RAM, Magnetic RAM Or Just MRAM Is Form Of Non-volatile Random Access Memory Technology That Uses Magnetic Charges To Store Data Instead Of Electric Charges. MRAM Memory Technology also has advantage that it is low power technology as it does not require power to maintain data as in case of many other Memory Technologies. While MRAM Memory has been known for over ten years, it is only recently that technology has been able to be manufactured in large volumes. This has now brought MRAM Technology to point where it is commercially viable. What is MRAM: basics MRAM Technology is completely different to any other semiconductor technology that is currently in use and it offers number of advantages: MRAM Memory Technology retains its data when power is removed. It offers higher read write speed when to other technologies including Flash and EEPROM Consumes comparatively Low level of power MRAM data do not degrade over time New MRAM Memory development is of huge significance. Several manufacturers have been researching technology, but Freescale was first company to have developed technology sufficiently to enable it to be manufactured on large scale. With this in mind, they already have already started to build up stocks of 4 memories that form their first offering, with larger memories to follow. MRAM structure & fabrication One of major problems with MRAM Memory Technology has been developing suitable MRAM structure that will allow memories to be manufactured satisfactorily. Wide Range Of Structures And Materials Have Been Investigated To Obtain Optimum Structure. Some early MRAM Memory Technology development structures employ fabricated junctions using computer-controlled placement up to 8 different metal shadow masks. Masks were successively placed on any one of up to twenty 1 inch diameter wafers with placement accuracy of approximately 40 m. By using different masks, between 10 to 74 junctions of size of approximately 80 x 80 m could be fashioned on each wafer. Tunnel Barrier Was Formed By In-situ Plasma Oxidation Of Thin Al Layer Deposit At Ambient Temperature. Using this technique, large levels of variation in resistance due Magneto-Resistive effects were see. Investigations into dependence of MR on ferromagnetic metals comprising electrodes were make. It was anticipated that magnitude of MR would largely be dependent on interface between Tunnel barrier and Magnetic electrodes. However, it was found that thick layers of certain non-ferromagnetic metals could be inserted between Tunnel barrier and Magnetic electrode without quenching MR effect. However, it found that MR was quenched by incomplete oxidation of Al layer. MRAM operation operation of New semiconductor Memory is based around structure known as Magnetic Tunnel Junction.

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Comparison with other systems

Since capacitors used in DRAM lose their charge over time, memory assemblies that use DRAM must refresh all cells in their chips 16 times second, reading each one and re-writing its contents. As DRAM cells decrease in it is necessary to refresh cells more often, resulting in greater power consumption. In contrast, never requires refresh. This means that not only does it retain its memory with power turn off, but there is no constant power-draw. While reading process in theory requires more power than same process in DRAM, in practice difference appears to be very close to zero. However, writing process requires more power to overcome existing field store in junction, varying from three to eight times power required during reading. Although exact amount of power savings depends on nature of work, more frequent writing will require more power-in general, MRAM proponents expect much lower power consumption compared to DRAM. STT-base MRAMs eliminate difference between reading and writing, further reducing power requirements. It is also worth comparing MRAM another common memory system, Flash RAM. Like MRAM, Flash not lose its memory when power is remove, which makes it very common in applications requiring persistent storage. When used for reading, and MRAM are very similar in power requirements. However, Flash is re-write using large pulse of voltage that is stored up over time in charge pump, which is both power-hungry and time-consuming. In addition, current pulse physically degrades Flash cells, which means can only be written some finite number of times before it must be replace. In contrast, MRAM requires only slightly more power to write than read, and no change in voltage, eliminating need for charge pump. This leads to much faster operation, lower power consumption, and indefinitely longer lifetime.

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Applications

Enterprise storage applications expected to gain traction soon. Market Is Projected To Reach Value Of USD 1 227. 0 million by 2025. This application segment is estimated to grow MRAM uses less power than flash. Lower power consumption enables operational efficiency for storage applications. North America Magneto Resistive RAM market, by application, 2015 Magnetoresistive random access memory technology for aerospace & defense industry is estimated to grow at highest CAGR of 37. 6 percentage , forecast period. This can be attributed to high-temperature endurance of this technology, making it most favorable option. Also, technology, owing to its faster reading and writing capabilities, is best suited for consumer electronics applications high costs affiliated with designing such devices limit its growth in consumer electronics applications.

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