M-RAM for the Mac?

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  1. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Well, this is a weird story. My dad smokes cigars, and I guess he went to the cigar store the other day. He talked to one of the guys (he knows alot of people in the joint) and asked him what he did.

    The guy told him he makes products for motorola and other chip making companies. My dad asked him what kind of products, and the guy said "M-Ram"

    He said that MRAM is much more efficient than any RAM out there at the moment, and it is not as cluttered. Instead of having all the different microns and stuff on one chip, the MRAM chip is a really dense chip, and operates at speeds much quicker than all rams at the moment.

    Do a search on google, and you will be sure to find something.

    My brother said he saw an article on it on a mac website, like MacSurfer or something...
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds interesting, however it'll probably be years intill we see it in a Mac, hell, we havn't even got DDR yet :(
    Apple do take they're time, but we love 'em all the same :)
     
  3. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    well.. it is made by motorola...

    im chure it would be much easier for a company like apple to integrate the technology as opposed to other companies because of their relationship...

    it is kinda interesting, though.. if apple integrated such a technology im chure they would get a lotta publicity and stuff and im chure it would greatly improve performance...

    i think its a posssibility.
     
  4. jaykk macrumors 6502a

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    Here is the link to the article

    I heard about this news from MacSurfer few days back..and I went back and searched the site

    "MRAM is expected to first replace more expensive non-volatile memory types such as flash in these applications and to also eventually supplant the volatile memory types like SRAM (static RAM) and DRAM (dynamic RAM) in other applications such as desktop PCs. "

    read the full article here
    Link
     
  5. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hmm...

    You never know because it is being made by motorola...
     
  6. britboy macrumors 68030

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    A cheaper, faster form of RAM? Sounds good to me. Perhaps apple would be able to implement it in a new portable device come 2004/5. (dare i say, P** :p)

    firewire2001~ just out of interest, why do you always write "chure", as opposed to "sure"?
     
  7. rice_web macrumors 6502a

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    I always wondered about the 'sure' thing too.
     
  8. Beej macrumors 68020

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    ...oh, Mag-RAM! I'm with ya now. M-RAM is Magnetic RAM. It's sweet. I want some :)

    We were talking about it in a comp architecture lecture the other day... very interesting stuff.
     
  9. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    yea!

    Now i get it. M is for magnetic. It is much much denser....
     
  10. decimal macrumors newbie

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    Re: yea!

    Maybe this is just one of those finer points but motorola calls it Magnetoresistive-RAM.

    http://www.eet.com/semi/news/OEG20020610S0054
     

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