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In addition to the integrated microcontroller, the USS2828 features a USB 2.0 high-speed PHY and device controller; a direct memory access controller; a memory controller; a programmable interrupt controller; read-only memory; random access memory; general purpose input-output technology; and two timers, the company claims.
If a HMMWV with a newly installed transmission goes into "limp mode" (won't shift out of second gear right away, it could have the wrong erasable programmable read-only memory (EPROM) chip installed.
In addition, FRAM's fast write capability and unlimited write endurance make it superior to other types of nonvolatile memory, such as electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM) or Flash.