SDRAM or Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory is a type of DRAM memory. SDRAM is faster than regular DRAM and is generally the type of RAM you can find in computers. First introduced in about 1996. It only took four years before it caught on fully and rapidly started replacing standard DRAM as the main memory of computers. Like DRAM, SDRAM is a volatile type of memory. If its power is cut, its data will be lost.
Of all the types of different RAMs out there, SDRAM is the most common sort, though not the only kind used these days. Since the original SDRAM standard ensured the inter-operability of different types and systems of RAM, newer versions have been released. The original version of DDR doubled the storage capability of ‘plain’ SDRAM – since then, we’ve had DDR2, 3, 4, and the most recent DDR5.
What Is It Used For?
SDRAM has all but cornered the market for computer memory. It has many advantages make it ideal for computer RAM – cheap, simple, fast, and comparatively simple to produce. DDR versions additionally also double the storage capacity of the SDRAM used.
On the flip side, there are only a few things worth mentioning – a comparatively high power draw being the main one. There are also faster RAM versions still, such as SRAM. It also carries the characteristic of DRAM that requires the data stored in it to be refreshed regularly.
Where Is It Used?
As mentioned, the primary use of SDRAM is in the RAM of computers. As it is synchronous, it syncs to the clock of the processor and thus pipelines instructions as effectively as possible. By synchronizing with the PC’s processor clock, the RAM can operate in a more complex pattern than DRAM.
SDRAM stands for Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory, a subset of DRAM. Like other types of RAM, SDRAM is volatile storage, meaning it loses any data it holds when it loses power. The word Synchronous indicates that SDRAM synchronizes with a clock to provide reliable and predictable performance. A subset of SDRAM is currently used as system RAM. Don’t forget to share your thought in the comments below.