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Random Access

In computer systems, the ability to access any point of a sequence in an equal amount of time. Random access contrasts with sequential access, in which different points in a sequence take varying amounts of time to access. Random access is also called direct access.
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Within the current paper, a 5G random-access preamble format is proposed based on a short sequence of the same length as the length of the OFDM symbols that are used for other uplink physical channels, such as user data, control signaling, and reference signals.
Each storage cell in a dynamic random-access memory chipconsists of one capacitor and one transistor.
This cache of "prefetched" data is typically held in the computer's random-access memory, or RAM, where it can be accessed much faster than from a hard disk.
Keywords in this release: Embedded memories, magnetic random-access memory, MRAM, dynamic RAM, static RAM, flash memory, digital cameras, smart cards, automotive control systems, digital cameras, universal serial bus flash drives, personal digital assistants, MP3 players, read-only memories, Not-And, NAND, clamshell designs
The latest in the successful Access series of immunoassay analyzers, the DxI 800 can perform up to 400 tests per hour -- the highest throughput of any random-access immunoassay system on the market today.
Because each system features random-access testing capabilities, our hematology customers can now automatically run complete blood counts, white cell differentials and reticulocyte counts independently if required, and, with minimum operator involvement.
The fast, random-access performance of Panasonic's DVD-RAM helps us meet their needs.
While 68K board products utilizing the Petra ASIC are fully software compatible with previous generation products, some increases in performance may also be realized due to the replacement of the now-obsolete page dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) with synchronous dynamic random-access memory (SDRAM).
TeraStor's NFR technology delivers significantly higher capacity random-access removable products at a lower cost than existing tape and magneto-optical (MO)-based solutions.