Intel, Micron Announce NAND Flash Memory at 5X Speeds

by admin February 2, 2008 at 9:42 am

NAND flash memory technology at 5X speeds on the way

As if NAND flash wasn’t fast enough, Intel and Micron took flash memory technology to a new level. Today, Intel and Micron announced NAND flash memory technology 5 times faster than current NAND flash technology.

The new technology boasts 200 MB/sec read rates and a 100 MB/sec write rates; current technologies off 40 MB/sec and 20 MB/sec rates of current single level cell NAND. This 5-fold increase in speeds is a least partially due to the new ONFI 2.0 standards which, according to the Open NAND Flash Interface Working Group, reduces the time required to transfer data to and from the data buffer by using Double Data Rate signaling and source synchronous clocks that accurately latch signals enabling higher frequencies to be realized.

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