What is phase memory

Phase memory is an integrated circuit based on a phase transition using nanotubes. Specialists call it variously: PRAM, Ovonic Unified Memory, PCM, PCRAM, C-RAM, and Chalcogenide RAM.

The main version of her work is the exceptional transformation of chalcogenide, which is adept at transitioning from an amorphous state to crystalline and vice versa. This occurs due to the effect on the molecules of the matter of large electrocurrent temperatures.

This memory is considered non-volatile. Because it has the ability to save information even when power is turned off. And the speed of its operation can be compared except with DRAM RAM and even ahead of it.

In addition to energy independence and high performance, RCM memory has plenty of rewrite capabilities, huge storage cell scale, excellent resilience, and Reliability to external factors.$

All the above properties of phase-switching memory make it possible to significantly facilitate the device of circuits in microelectronic devices, and at the same time to improve their quality and multiply functional properties.

Currently, phase memory is being developed and constantly reconstructed by such well-known companies as Samsung, Intel, Numonyx, IBM. It can be used in such fields as medical electronics, automotive industry, aerospace engineering, nuclear industry, etc. In addition, in smartphones, tablets and in PCs, this technology becomes simply indispensable.

Micron explained that phase memory gives the ability of the electronic device to load in a short time, with low energy costs it has the highest performance and reliability. This is a new achievement that scientists have dubbed “memory of the future” will be able to compete with flash memory.

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