Nonvolatile storage that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed so that software images can be stored, booted, and rewritten as necessary. Flash memory was developed by Intel and is licensed to other semiconductor companies
Flash memory is a special kind of memory chip that can be erased and programmed, and retains information after the system has shut down. Flash memory in digital cameras allows them to retain images even after the batteries die.
Flash memory is called so because the entire sections of the microchip are erased at once or (flashed). Flash memory cards lose power when they are disconnected (removed) from the PC, yet the data stored in it is retained for indefinitely long time or until it is rewritten. The are two basic type of Flash cards: PC Cards (linear cards) and ATA Flash PC cards. For details go here.
Flash memory is a form of EEPROM that allows multiple memory locations to be erased or written in one programming operation. In layman's terms, it is a form of rewritable memory chip that, unlike a Random Access Memory chip, holds its content without the need of a power supply. The memory is commonly used in Memory cards, USB Flash drives, MP3 players, digital cameras and mobile phones.
High-speed digital video and data interface technology standard for connecting digital television and computers to various components and peripherals, such as D VHS, set-top HDTV tuner boxes and digital camcorders. aka: IEEE 1394 and i.Link.
The type of memory chip contained in a memory card. Flash memory is non-volatile. That mean it retains information even when the power is off. Because it contains no moving parts, flash memory uses very little power and is also very durable.
A memory chip that has the ability to retain image data even after the host system has been shut off; this feature insures that, even if the digital camera's batteries die, the image data will remain stored in the camera's memory. Fringing: Fringing occurs when a digital image is sharpened. The term usually refers to a white fringe appearing on the edges of objects in the image. Fringing can also occur as a result of compression.
Read-only non-volatile memory capable of being erased and rewritten in blocks (sectors).
A nonvolatile storage chip that enables easy electrical erasability and reprogramming, often used to remotely update routers or modems with new versions of software.
An evolutionary technology that combines the best features of the EPROM and E2PROM technologies. The name FLASH is derived from the technology's fast reprogramming time compared to EPROM.
The leading conventional nonvolatile memory. Used in cellphones for permanent storage. Versions are used in memory cards and sticks, but these are much too slow for program execution. MRAM has the potential to meet and exceed flash bit density but with unlimited life and much higher speed.
Memory area in which device configuration may be saved; configuration information not stored in the flash memory is lost during a power cycle or when the device is rebooted or reloaded.
A special type of EEPROM that can be erased and reprogrammed in blocks instead of one byte at a time. Many modern PCs have their BIOS stored on a flash memory chip so that it can easily be updated if necessary. Such a BIOS is sometimes called a flash BIOS. Flash memory is also popular in modems because it enables the modem manufacturer to support new protocols as they become standardized.
A nonvolatile storage device that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed so that data can be stored, booted and rewritten as necessary.
A type of memory that retains data, even after the power is removed.
Any type of read-only memory, such as EPROM, that can be updated. Typically stored in integrated circuits and used for firmware.
Non-volatile memory used in our newer dataloggers (e.g., CR10X, CR510, CR23X, CR5000) and storage modules (SM4M, SM16M). The Flash memory is used for data storage.
A type nonvolatile memory that can be altered easily by the user.
A memory feature or component which allows your cellular phone to save information without power even if you remove the battery your phonebook numbers are saved.
nonvolatile storage that can be electrically erased and programmed anew
a semiconductor memory technology that allows data and information to be stored, erased and reused without degradation over extended periods, much like the magnetic media in floppy disks and hard disk drives
a solid-state, non-volatile electronic memory device
A type of non-volatile, electronic storage media used in the PacketShaper/AppVantage unit to store the PacketWise software.
A type of nonvolatile, electronic storage media used in the Packeteer unit to store the PacketWise software.
A memory feature or component which calls your mobile devices to save information without power.
A type of non-volatile memory that can be erased and reprogrammed; commonly implemented in the form of sticks or cards.
A type of fast memory chip that retains all its data even when power is turned off. See memory cards.
Feature of a storage card that allows the card to be accessed quickly and cannot be erased. A feature on digital, still cameras.
A special form of non-volatile EEPROM that can be erased at signal levels normally found inside the PC, so that you can reprogram the contents with whatever you like without pulling the chips out of your computer. Also, once a flash memory has been programmed, you can remove the expansion board it is mounted on and plug it into another computer if you wish.
A technology developed by Intel and licensed to other semiconductor companies. Flash memory is non-volatile storage that can be electrically erased in the circuit and reprogrammed.
Flash is a type of memory that is stored on a silicon chip. Flash memory does not need power to maintain the information. This means that if power is turned off, the information is still retained on the chip. Flash memory provides fast read access, which is one of the reasons why it is so popular on battery-powered devices like HP iPAQs. Flash memory is made in two forms: NOR flash and NAND flash. The names refer to the type of logic used in each storage cell.
A type of memory device that offers non-volatile data storage.
This is a type of non-volatile memory that holds onto its contents even when an electrical charge is not applied. Flash memory is used in many applications including PDAs, PC, hardware MP3 players, and some digital cameras.
A special kind of EEPROM that can be erased and reprogrammed in blocks instead of one byte at a time. Flash memory resides in a chip when the power is turned off.
A type of memory (EEPROM) which works like a normal (P)ROM however it can be upgraded. Almost every new computer has a Flash BIOS which allows a BIOS software upgrade.
Flash memory is a type of electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (E...
Non-volatile, digital storage.
Nonvolatile, digital storage. Flash memory has slower access than SRAM or DRAM.
A non-volatile memory device that can be reprogrammed more quickly than EEPROM.
Flash Memory is a kind of non-volatile memory that retains its contents even when no electrical charge exists to support it. In contrast DRAM (Dynamic Random Access) continually needs to be refreshed even when electrical charge is applied. A variety of devices use Flash memory such as PDAs, hardware, MP3 players, and some digital cameras.
Memory which occupies little space and does not need continuous power to be retained.
Flash memory is a type of nonvolatile memory, which maintains data without any external source of power. Demand is increasing for the energy-efficient memory chip, which is used in such devices as cellular phones and digital cameras. Global sales of the devices reached 11.6 billion dollars in 2003, up 47% on the year, according to U.S. survey firm iSuppli Corp. The flash memory market features NAND and NOR chips, which differ in circuit structure. NAND chips are more adaptable to high-capacity treatment. The NAND market is dominated by Samsung Electronics Co. and Toshiba Corp. (6502). The NOR chips, which excel at high-speed data read-write functions, are produced by Intel Corp., among others.
Nothing to do with the Flash plug-in (see above). Flash memory is widely used in storage devices like miniature USB drives, smaller MP3 players like the iPod Shuffle, digital camera memory sticks and video game console memory cards. Unlike many larger hard disk drives, Flash memory devices don't need to have moving parts. The cost of Flash-based storage is steadily falling and their capacity continually growing.
A memory technology similar in characteristics to EPROM memory, with the exception that erasing is performed electrically instead of via ultraviolet light, and, depending upon the organization of the flash memory device, erasing may be accomplished in blocks (typically 64k bytes at a time) instead of the entire device. Contrast EPROM and RAM.
A type of EEPROM (electrically erasable programmable read-only memory) chip that can be reprogrammed from a utility on diskette while still installed in a computer; most EEPROM chips can only be rewritten with special programming equipment.
A memory chip that holds data without power, but must be erased in fixed blocks rather than single bytes
replaceable or removable memory card for PCs
An erasable and re-programmable memory chip that saves data without consuming energy.
A type of non-volatile memory that holds onto its contents even when an electrical charge is not applied. Contrast this to DRAM, which must continually...
A fast, reliable variant of EEPROM or Electrically-Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory, a non-volatile, electrically alterable form of semiconductor storage present in some telecommunications equipment for long-term storage of configuration, dialing and related information.
A refinement of the EPROM which can be reprogrammed without specialized devices using a simple program, or over the Internet.
A solid state, non-volatile, rewritable memory that functions like a combination of RAM and hard disk. Flash memory is durable, operates at low voltages, and retains data when power is off. Flash memory cards are used in digital cameras, cell phones, printers, handheld computers, pagers, and audio recorders.
Small, flat, solid-state type of memory used in MP3 players, digital cameras, and PDAs. It comprises CompactFlash, SmartMedia, and Memory Stick memory; on per-megabyte basis, it is a very expensive form of storage.
A non-volatile memory design used extensively in handhelds and other mobile machines. Unlike random access memory, information is retained even when power is not supplied to the circuit.
A form of electronically erasable memory.
A faster form of EPROM that permits more erase/write cycles. Flash memory is increasingly used instead of EPROM when there is a requirement for large amounts of non volatile program memory. It is repairable in that there are redundant memory cells which can be programmed to replace faulty cells.
Flash memory actually comes in two different types. A flash memory card can be taken out and exchanged for other cards, and can hold data without power usage (unlike most forms of computer memory), allowing for data to be saved in small amounts on these cards. Flash disks utilize flash memory, but come in a fixed, permanent hard drive state. Check carefully which you're getting before buying an MP3 player that uses flash memory.
A RAM-ROM hybrid that can be erased and rewritten under software control. Such devices are divided into blocks, called sectors that are individually erasable. Flash memory is common in systems that require nonvolatile data storage at very low cost. In some cases, a large flash memory may even be used instead of a disk drive.
A RAM-based non-volatile memory module which emulates a disk, for use mainly in hand held computers.
A type of memory chip that is programmed, erased, and reprogrammed in memory segments called 'blocks.' Compared to standard memory, which is reprogrammed byte-by-byte, erasure and reprogramming in flash blocks takes considerably less time. Flash memory is popular for products and peripherals that need flexible, reprogrammable memory, and for products that offer upgrades via the Internet.
A type of computer memory developed by Intel Corp. Flash memory is integrated circuit (IC) memory that does not need continuous power to retain the data stored in memory. It is expensive compared with magnetic storage and is therefore not practical as a replacement for current hard drives or diskettes. It sometimes is used to store computer BIOS and start up data.
A memory module used for permanent data storing.
Random access computer memory (RAM) that can be written and erased in blocks of bytes rather than one byte at a time making it faster
A type of memory chip that has fast access and can be erased. Images remain safe even when the camera battery power runs out.
A form of memory that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed without the need to remove it from the circuit board.
A flash memory chip saves data without using energy; it's erasable and re-programmable.
This is the "film" for digital cameras, it can be erased and reused many times. It is non volatile memory, data is preserved even when it is not under power. They are several major types used in digital cameras; CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, xD and Secure Digital.
Flash memory is the name given to the removable memory cards that record images in a digital camera. The data isn't lost when the power's off, and the space can be continually erased and used again. Examples of flash memory are Compact Flash, Smart Media and Memory Stick.
A type of memory chip that can retain data after the system has been turned off. Its advantage is that digital cameras with flash memory can have batteries go "dead" and yet retain image data.
A type of memory that does not lose data when power is removed from it. Flash memory is commonly used as a supplement to or replacement for hard disks in portable computers. In this context, flash memory either is built in to the unit or, more commonly, is available as a PC Card that can be plugged in to a PCMCIA slot.
Non-volatile memory that can be erased and reprogrammed used to hold the printer's operating program, fonts, images and layouts.
Or flash RAM (Random Access Memory). A type of constantly powered nonvolatile memory that can be erased and reprogrammed in units of memory called blocks.
Technology developed by Intel and licensed to other semiconductor companies. Flash memory is nonvolatile storage that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed. Allows software images to be stored, booted, and rewritten as necessary.
RAM that can hold data when powered off.
Flash memory associate the high density et le low cost of EEPROM memory (see'EEPROM'). This is the reason why the market for flash memories is one of the most interesting in the semiconductor world. New applications that a reprogramming within a system are fields where flash memory is useful. Theses include cellular handsets, automobile engine control systems, hard disk drives, PC software, PC BIOS for plug-n-play, digital televisions, multimedia decoders, faxes, modems, PC cards and CDROMs. There are two standards : NOR and NAND. NOR is mostly used for cellular handsets. NAND is in electronics and USB memory modules.
A type of memory that can be erased and reprogrammed (rewritten). Commonly used in mobile phones, digital cameras, audio players and removable memory cards, such as Memory Sticks or Secure Digital (SD) Cards.
Flash memory is a non-volatile memory device that retains its data after the power is removed.
Small, flat, solid-state memory used in digital cameras, digital camcorders, digital music players, handheld PCs and global position devices. This can be embedded memory or stored in packaged removable memory cards such as CompactFlash, MultiMediaCards, SmartMedia or SD Cards.
A form of memory using chips instead of magnetic media. The data in the device isn't lost when the power is turned off.
A form of digital storage developed in 1988 for use in personal computers and PC peripherals, flash memory gets its name because sections of memory cells within the microchip are erased in one simultaneous action, or "flash." Today, flash memory is used in portable MP3 players like the iPod shuffle, as well as in handhelds/PDAs, digital cameras, and for storing digital still pictures in digital camcorders. Because it has no moving parts, flash memory is completely immune to skipping when it's used for audio storage.
A type of nonvolatile memory. Flash memory must be erased in blocks and is commonly used as a supplement to or replacement for hard disks in portable computers and data collection devices.
It is a non volatile memory technique with fast access times; rewriteable many times and uses a block erase technique as opposed to EEPROM, which erases one bit at a time.
Sometimes called "flash ram" is a type of nonvolatile memory that can be erased and reprogrammed in units of memory called blocks. its contents are retained even without power supplied and can be reprogrammed repeatedly.
A special type of RAM memory that stores data without electrical current. This type of memory is currently used in a number of digital cameras and some portable computers through the use of credit-card sized devices.
A RAM-ROM hybrid that can be erased and rewritten under software control. Abbreviated flash. Flash is an in-circuit programmable nonvolatile memory segmented into blocks called sectors. Each sector can be individually erased, then the data within it rewritten. Flash memory is common in systems that require nonvolatile data storage at very low cost. In some cases, a large flash device can be used instead of a disk drive. Although there is a theoretical limit to the number of times a flash memory can be erased and rewritten successfully, this limit is seldom reached in practice. [ more] USAGE: To capitalize or not to capitalize? That is indeed the question. Although it makes little sense to capitalize, the practice is quite widespread. We recommend against it.
Type of nonvolatile memory that can be erased electronically and reprogrammed; also known as flash ROM or flash RAM. 4.10, 4.21
Electronic memory chips which are compact in size an do not require continuous power to retain the stored contents.
A type of RAM (Random Access Memory) that does not lose data when the power is turned off. Some digital recording devices uses flash memory to keep its data.
A component used for memory that can retain information without power.
See flash EEPROM.
Flash memory is a form of non-volatile computer memory that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed. It is a technology that is primarily used in memory cards. Unlike EEPROM, it is erased and programmed in blocks consisting of multiple locations (in early flash the entire chip had to be erased at once).