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Paging 1T memory

The need for more memory in a smaller form factor in mobile ’phones is pushing development of 1T srams. By Rajesh Manapat and Manoj Roge.

With the increase in mobile 'phone usage, many handsets users are moving away from treating their mobiles as simply voice devices, instead looking at them as data devices. This evolution towards use as a data communications device has impacted the hardware in these 'phones. Memory usage, for example, has been changing, with higher density, lower power and higher throughput required.

The demand for data services on wireless handsets continue to grow at a rapid pace. The introduction of 2.5G and 3G 'phones has enabled more features to be offered on wireless devices such as mobile 'phones. Thus, users are adopting a variety of applications such as 'phones with sms, mms, image transfers, streaming audio/video and internet access. All of these reasons mean there is a need for more powerful hardware in a smaller form factor.

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