dynamic (read/write) memory

A volatile read/write memory in which the cells require the repetitive application of control signals generated inside or outside the integrated circuit to retain stored data. (Adapted from IEC 748‑2.)

NOTE 1 The words "read/write" may be omitted from the term when no misunderstanding is likely.

NOTE 2 Each repetitive application of the control signals is normally called a refresh operation or cycle.

NOTE 3 A dynamic memory can use static addressing or sensing circuits.

NOTE 4 Contrast with "static (read/write) memory".


JESD100-B, 12/99