Browse Definitions :
Definition

SRAM (static random access memory)

Contributor(s): Evan Jennings

Also see RAM types.

SRAM (static RAM) is random access memory (RAM) that retains data bits in its memory as long as power is being supplied. Unlike dynamic RAM (DRAM), which stores bits in cells consisting of a capacitor and a transistor, SRAM does not have to be periodically refreshed. Static RAM provides faster access to data and is more expensive than DRAM. SRAM is used for a computer's cache memory and as part of the random access memory digital-to-analog converter on a video card.

This was last updated in April 2005

Continue Reading About SRAM (static random access memory)

Join the conversation

5 comments

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

when this ram was introduced and who introduced it.
Cancel
It 64-bit chip [SRAM] was introduced 1969 at Intel company, after your another successful chip called 3101 Schottky Bipolar memory that is not an innovate chip, albeit Intel has taken it as something new at that time. Also, [Intel] was introduced 1101, a 256-bits SRAM.
Cancel
Hello,hey tell me how the static ram is works and is it any drawbacks of this type or ram?
what is the maximum capacity of this ram how it is different to dram?
Cancel
what is SRAM
Cancel
SRAM (static RAM) is random access memory (RAM) that retains data bits in its memory as long as power is being supplied
Cancel

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

  • compliance audit

    A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization's adherence to regulatory guidelines.

  • regulatory compliance

    Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business...

  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...

SearchSecurity

  • Malwarebytes software

    Malwarebytes is a cross-platform anti-malware program that detects and removes malware and other rogue software.

  • Transport Layer Security (TLS)

    Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a protocol that provides authentication, privacy, and data integrity between two communicating ...

  • van Eck phreaking

    Van Eck phreaking is a form of electronic eavesdropping that reverse engineers the electromagnetic fields (EM fields) produced by...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

  • business continuity software

    Business continuity software is an application or suite designed to make business continuity planning/business continuity ...

  • business continuity policy

    Business continuity policy is the set of standards and guidelines an organization enforces to ensure resilience and proper risk ...

SearchStorage

  • solid-state storage

    Solid-state storage (SSS) is a type of computer storage media made from silicon microchips. SSS stores data electronically ...

  • persistent storage

    Persistent storage is any data storage device that retains data after power to that device is shut off. It is also sometimes ...

  • computational storage

    Computational storage is an information technology (IT) architecture in which data is processed at the storage device level to ...

Close