More than flash

Chip maker AMD is sampling a 64Mbit Flash memory device based on its new MirrorBit technology. The company has also confirmed that it is on schedule to deliver 128Mbit and 256Mbit devices in the second half of the year.

In AMD’s MirrorBit cell, code or data is stored in two discrete and independent locations. By physically separating each bit and maintaining its individual integrity, AMD’s MirrorBit devices are inherently more stable and reliable than competing multi-level cell (MLC) devices, according to the company.

AMD claims that MLC devices store fractional levels of charge in one location making them inherently less reliable, and slower to program, read or erase.

MirrorBit products maintain complete pin-compatibility with existing AMD Flash families. As a result, current customers can replace their current AMD Flash device with a MirrorBit device without having to change their system design.

The Am29LV640M MirrorBit product is priced at $7.95 in 10,000 piece quantities.