July 15, 2009 -- With the proliferation of embedded memory on all kinds of systems-on-silicon, designers are faced with a dilemma - how to select the right memory for each storage application on their chips. Even within the subset of non-volatile memory (NVM), there are many types of NVM from which to choose: traditional ROM, Flash and eFuse along with several types of other one-time programmable (OTP) memories. Fortunately, with the right type of OTP you can simplify your on-chip memory search, since technology-flexible OTP can replace several, more traditional NVMs on a chip.
By Jim Lipman. Lipman is with Sidense Corp.
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