Venator stuurde ons de link naar dit nieuws. De 32- en 64-megabit kaartjes zullen onder andere in Nokia-telefoons terechtkomen. Ook zijn ze zeer geschikt voor MP3-players.
AMD today announced its most advanced Flash memory products, the 32 Megabit Am29BDS323 and the 64 Megabit Am29BDS643. These sophisticated devices combine AMD's leading Simultaneous Read/Write architecture with high performance Burst mode interfaces and Super Low Voltage technology. Operating at speeds from 40MHz to 54Mhz, these products are ideal for next-generation cellular phone applications that include innovations such as Internet connectivity, PDA functionality, video streaming and MP3 capability.
We are proud to support Nokia, the world's leading cellular phone manufacturer, in its efforts to revolutionize wireless communications," said Walid Maghribi, group vice president of AMD's Memory Group. "AMD challenged itself and succeeded through its partnership with Nokia to develop and ship the most advanced flash memory products available in the market today."
The Am29BDS643 has an industry leading burst access time of 13.5ns and the Am29BDS323 has a burst access time of 20ns. The high speed Burst mode capability allows microprocessors to operate at optimal performance levels by significantly reducing the number of wait states required to read code and data from the flash. The result is increased overall system performance.
These innovative features are combined with AMD's Super Low Voltage technology which provides single 1.8 volt read, program, and erase capability. AMD was the first to offer 1.8 volt flash memory devices, enabled by AMD's patented negative gate erase architecture. Like all of AMD's low voltage Flash memory devices, the Am29BDS323 and Am29BDS643 offer Zero Power Operation, where they automatically enter "sleep mode" when not in use and consume only 0.2uA of current.
Dit Flash memory is naast zeer snel dus ook nog eens zuinig met energie, dus ideaal voor mobiele toepassingen. Nu maar hopen dat het ooit betaalbaar wordt.