An integrated circuit similar to a DRAM (dynamic random access memory) with the exception that the memory does not need to be refreshed. Unlike volatile memory (ie, DRAM), SRAM retains its contents even when the main current is turned off.
Static random access memory (SRAM) is a type of semiconductor memory. The word "static" indicates that the memory retains its contents as long as power remains applied, unlike dynamic RAM (DRAM) that needs to be periodically refreshed. (Nevertheless, SRAM should not be confused with read-only memory and flash memory, since it is volatile memory and preserves data only while power is continuously applied.)
electronic data storage device that can be randomly accessed, such as PCMCIA card (as opposed to sequentially accessed). Static refers to its ability to retain the data as long as power is supplied to the device either by a battery or a computer.