: a type of RAM that must be continuously supplied with power but does not need to be periodically rewritten in order to retain data compare dram

Examples of SRAM in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead of the typical seven-speed Shimano hardware, the Moto has a 10-speed SRAM GX groupset sporting a 10-32 cassette paired with a 52T front chainring. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, 16 May 2024 This includes the SPUs and SRAM, which depend on superconducting logic rather than CMOS, and are housed on an interposer board. Anna Herr, IEEE Spectrum, 15 May 2024 What's not typical are the components attached to that frame, including a RockShox 35 Silver TK fork, SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain including a 12-speed rear cassette, 29-inch wheels wearing Maxxis Recon 2.4-inch wide MTB tires, and SRAM hydraulic disc brakes. William Roberson, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 For the groupset, Specialized has picked and chosen from a couple of wireless SRAM drivetrain options. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, 18 Dec. 2023 Off-chip data is communicated via a PCIe-like streaming interface, and data is buffered on-chip using global PE SRAM. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Nov. 2023 For riders who have been on the fence about making the switch to a wireless electronic drivetrain, SRAM's Eagle Transmission makes the most compelling argument yet. Mike Kazimer, Outside Online, 25 Mar. 2023 Device specialists could come up with excellent new transistors, but those transistors weren’t making better, smaller circuits, such as the SRAM memory and standard logic cells that make up the bulk of CPUs. IEEE Spectrum, 24 May 2023 Mythic’s analog chip uses less power by storing neural weights not in SRAM but in flash memory, which doesn’t consume power to retain its state. Charles Platt, WIRED, 30 Mar. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

static random-access memory

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of SRAM was in 1982

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“SRAM.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/SRAM. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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