Re: NTLK Flash vs. SRam

From: Robert Benschop (
Date: Thu Aug 10 2000 - 16:05:48 CDT

on 10-08-2000 6:58, Gruendel, Frank 3837 PPE-WT at wrote:

> If the 4 brain cells in which my remaining knowledge of memeory chips is
> stored haven't left me, you are wrong.
> SRam is a completely different technology. It uses transistors to store the
> information. Transistors only work when they are powered, thus the battery.
> Flash Ram (like ROM, EPROM, EEPROM) has a different technology to store
> things that doesn't require permanent power.

This woke up my own braincells and of course, Frank is right, how could it
be Flash RAM that needs a battery, since the nature of Flash RAM is that it
retains it's stored data without (!) any current present.
Was late when I wrote that one I guess ;-)

Robert Benschop

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