Solved

Bipolar Memory

Posted on 1998-02-05
1
184 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-10
Are RAM chips large bipolar memory arrays?  In particular DRAM chips.
0
Comment
Question by:amj120397
1 Comment
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
jhance earned 50 total points
ID: 1127206
No, DRAMS are exclusively CMOS these days.  Bipolar memories are still made but only for very specialized applications.  They are relatively small in capacity as it is not possible to construct bipolar transistors anywhere near as small as CMOS transistors.  They are also incredibly power hungry.  Why are they used?  They are extremely fast.  You can buy bipolar RAMs with access times of less then 1nS.  The fastest DRAMS are around 40-50nS.
0

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Does your iMac really need a hardware upgrade? Will upgrading RAM speed-up your computer? If yes, then how can you proceed? Upgrading RAM in your iMac is not as simple as it may seem. This article will help you in getting and installing right RA…
In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28997919/Pagination-in-Adobe-Acrobat.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to add page numbers to a PDF file using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. This short video Micro Tutorial sh…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

785 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question