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News Panasonic first with mass-produced ReRAM computer

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 31 Jul 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    MrGumby CPC 464 User

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    Always enjoy a good old tech story while at work.
     
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    Sure you don't mean Elpida?
     
  4. Narishma

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    Why are they calling them microcomputers instead of microcontrollers like everybody else?
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Fixed, ta!
    Because what they've built is a microcomputer rather than a microcontroller: in particular, it has a block of 'mass' storage (the ReRAM) not typical of a microcontroller, which does not usually include non-volatile storage beyond its program ROM. I say typically, 'cos some microcontrollers do have flash storage built in and you can easily argue that any given microcontroller is a microcomputer and frequently vice-versa - they're both ill-defined labels.
     
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    ReRam
    MN101LR

    I hope they come up with some better names, when products start coming out for the average consumer =p
     
  7. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    I have to agree with Narishma - they definitely look like microcontrollers, based on the core specs and the I/O. I can't think of any recent micros that can't write to their own flash "ROM"! (and PIC12/PIC16 don't count :p )
     

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