LinuxDevices: Opening the Door for the Latest NAND Flash in Open Source Mobile Platforms

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“Used mainly for code storage, NOR flash was once the prevailing
non-volatile memory (NVM) technology in mobile handsets. But
growing demand for multimedia applications including music
download, cameras, gaming, and video has boosted demand for
high-capacity, high-performance data storage that NOR cannot
provide. More and more, NAND flash is replacing NOR flash as the
most practical NVM solution for handsets. Over the last few years,
NAND has become more compact and cost-effective at increasingly
higher densities. Considering that storage is among the top three
cost centers in a handset’s bill of materials (BOM),
cost-effectiveness is critical…”


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