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XFM memory spec paves the way for small, speedy removable storage

The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association has introduced a new data storage specification that could bring super-speedy, removable storage to compact devices that have typically had storage soldered to the mainboard until now. XFM Embedded and Removable Memory Devices provide an NVMe over PCI Express interface in a smaller, thinner form factor than the M.2 […]

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Lilbits: LPDDR5X, Intel Tiger Lake-H for embedded devices, and new games for old Pebble watches

Low-power memory used in smartphones and some laptops could get a significant speed boost in the next year or so, thanks to the approval of a new LPDDR5X standard. Facebook is planning to launch a set of augmented reality glasses in partnership with Ray-Ban. And it looks like Intel has a bunch of Tiger Lake-H […]

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UFS 3.1 promises speedier smartphone storage

JEDEC, tht organization responsible for setting the standards for the storage used in most smartphones, has released a new Universal Flash Storage 3.1 specification. In a nutshell, UFS 3.1 should bring faster performance to smartphones and removable storage cards, while also reducing power consumption. Among other things, that’s because the UFS 3.1 standard includes: Write […]

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Lilbits 368: Huawei can’t seem to catch a break

In the days since the US put Huawei on an “entities list” and prohibited US companies from doing business with the Chinese tech company, the implications have kept piling up. A number of companies based outside the US have ceased working with Huawei, including UK-based chip designer Arm since the company uses some technology developed in […]