- on Miscellaneous Electronics
- Published in issue 11/2017 on page 12
Peculiar Parts, the series
Today we have lots of options for storing information electronically like SRAM, DRAM, Flash and EEPROM. Random access memories (RAM) like SRAM and DRAM store information using capacitance which makes them very fast without a lot of extra complication. But their downside is that all of their information is lost when the memory isn’t powered. Nonvolatile memory like Flash or EEPROM keep their contents while powered off at the expense of speed and requiring more complex access methods like memory paging. Enter magnetic memory which combines the qualities of both kinds of memories.