FIFO memory uses the first in, first out approach, and in computing this refers to methods for arranging the structure of data and organising storage. Typically, FIFOs are used in electronic circuits and use the first in, first out approach to buffer and control the flow from hardware to software. Their storage usually uses flip-flops, static random access memory or latches.
What are some uses of FIFOs?
In addition to being used in switches, FIFOs are also found in network bridges, routers and computer networks. They are also featured in multimedia devices and cameras and their function is to hold data packets in these devices using the first in first out approach as they move towards the following destination.
How to choose FIFO memory
There are a few factors to consider when selecting FIFO memory. One of these essential factors is the memory size, but it’s equally important to think about:
The mounting type
Why are FIFO ideal?
As FIFO buffer applications and help with temporarily storing data, they are ideal for avoiding losing data for high-speed connections.