Accession Number:

AD0772485

Title:

Progress Toward the Crosstie Memory,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Report Date:

1973-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

Progress toward a magnetic serial access memory which stores information in domain walls of a magnetic thin film is reported. Called the crosstie memory, it represents a radical departure from previous techniques in which the information is stored in domains rather than walls. The crosstie memory is intended for use as a block oriented random access memory BORAM or fast auxiliary memory FAM. The advantages of the crosstie approach are speed, low power, high bit density, nonvolatility, a wide temperature operating range, low cost, and available technology. The report summarizes the background knowledge necessary for the design of such a memory. This includes experiments on stability conditions, mobility, dynamic effects, propagation, and detection. The crosstie method appears completely feasible and several options are possible for its ultimate embodiment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE