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Thermal Enhancement of Memory Cassettes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036868D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Davis, T [+details]

Abstract

Memory cassettes or smart cards provide versatility to many different types of machines. They are used by the typewriter industry for font definition and computer industry for data storage. Fig. 1 illustrates how the cassettes are inserted and used by the different machines. Present cassette technology is limited to the use of static memory (SRAM). Thermal management is the key factor in the limitation of using only SRAM chips on the cassettes.