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An Overview of Computer Memory Systems and Emerging Trends

Central processing units (CPUs) in modern computing devices rely on computer memory systems to store and retrieve the data they require to perform their duties. This research covers the types, functions, and historical evolution of computer memory systems. It also looks at new developments in memory technology that are influencing the direction of computing. Using the search criteria "computer memory system" AND (PUBYEAR > 2019-2023), a thorough review of all publications published between 2019 and 2023 was conducted in the Web of Science database and IEEE Xplore database. The results were reported in accordance with PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) standards. In the instance of Web of Science, the database searches yielded a total of 28, 423 results, and 98,142 results in the case of IEEE Xplore. After reading the papers' abstracts, 126,263 search results were eliminated since they didn't fit the criteria. The remaining 302 articles were considered. A total of 32 studies were chosen for inclusion in the review after applying inclusion and exclusion criteria. The thorough analysis outlines the current state of computer memory systems as well as any new trends. Additionally, the report outlines prospective research goals and avenues for computer memory systems research.

Non-Volatile Memory (NVM), Quantum Memory, Neuromorphic Memory, Computer Memory System, Memory Hierarchy, 3D XPoint, Resistive RAM (ReRAM), Persistent Memory (PMEM)

Victor Worlanyo Gbedawo, Gideon Agyeman Owusu, Carl Komla Ankah, Mohammed Ibrahim Daabo. (2023). An Overview of Computer Memory Systems and Emerging Trends. American Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 7(2), 19-26.

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