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NVM Challenges in Medical Devices

Abstract Electronic devices are gaining an increasing market share in the medical field. Medical devices are becoming more sophisticated, and encompassing more applications. Unlike consumer electronics, medical devices have far more limitations when it comes to area, power and most importantly reliability. The medical devices industry has recently seen the advantages of using Flash memory instead of Read Only Memory (ROM) for firmware storage, and in some cases to replace Electrically Programmable Read Only Memories (EEPROMs) in medical devices for frequent data storage. There are direct advantages to using Flash memory instead of Read Only Memory, most importantly the fact that firmware can be rewritten along the development cycle and in the field.... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Hag, Eslam E. (Author) / Kozicki, Michael N (Advisor) / Schroder, Dieter K (Committee member) / Goryll, Michael (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 125 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Electrical Engineering 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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