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Semiconductor Memory MCQ Questions & Answers

Semiconductor Memory MCQs : This section focuses on the "Semiconductor Memory". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the Semiconductor Memory skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.




Question 1

A computerized self-diagnostic for a ROM test uses:

A. the check-sum method
B. a ROM listing
C. ROM comparisons
D. a checkerboard test

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Question 2

Which of the following best describes static memory devices?

A. memory devices that are magnetic in nature and do not require constant refreshing
B. semiconductor memory devices in which stored data is retained as long as power is applied
C. memory devices that are magnetic in nature and require constant refreshing
D. semiconductor memory devices in which stored data will not be retained with the power applied unless constantly refreshed

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Question 3

A nonvolatile type of memory that can be programmed and erased in sectors, rather than one byte at a time is:

A. flash memory
B. EPROM
C. EEPROM
D. MPROM

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Question 4

Select the best description of the fusible-link PROM.

A. user programmable, one-time programmable
B. manufacturer programmable, one-time programmable
C. user programmable, reprogrammable
D. manufacturer programmable, reprogrammable

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Question 5

The access time (tacc) of a memory IC is governed by the IC's:

A. internal address buffer
B. internal address decoder
C. volatility
D. internal address decoder and volatility

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Question 6

How many storage locations are available when a memory device has twelve address lines?

A. 144
B. 512
C. 2048
D. 4096

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Question 7

What is the principal advantage of using address multiplexing with DRAM memory?

A. reduced memory access time
B. reduced requirement for constant refreshing of the memory contents
C. reduced pin count and decrease in package size
D. no requirement for a chip-select input line, thereby reducing the pin count

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Question 8

Memory that loses its contents when power is lost is:

A. nonvolatile
B. volatile
C. random
D. static

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Question 9

Which of the following best describes nonvolatile memory?

A. memory that retains stored information when electrical power is removed
B. memory that loses stored information when electrical power is removed
C. magnetic memory
D. nonmagnetic memory

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Question 10

Which of the following RAM timing parameters determine(s) its operating speed?

A. tacc
B. taa and tacs
C. t1 and t3
D. trc and twc

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Question 11

Which of the following memories uses a MOSFET and a capacitor as its memory cell?

A. SRAM
B. DRAM
C. ROM
D. DROM

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Question 12

Select the best description of read-only memory (ROM).

A. nonvolatile, used to store information that changes during system operation
B. nonvolatile, used to store information that does not change during system operation
C. volatile, used to store information that changes during system operation
D. volatile, used to store information that does not change during system operation

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Question 13

Advantage(s) of an EEPROM over an EPROM is (are):

A. the EPROM can be erased with ultraviolet light in much less time than an EEPROM
B. the EEPROM can be erased and reprogrammed without removal from the circuit
C. the EEPROM has the ability to erase and reprogram individual words
D. the EEPROM can erase and reprogram individual words without removal from the circuit

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