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Title: Method for refreshing a non-volatile memory

Abstract

A non-volatile memory and a method of refreshing a memory are described. The method includes allowing an external system to control refreshing operations within the memory. The memory may generate a refresh request signal and transmit the refresh request signal to the external system. When the external system finds an available time to process the refresh request, the external system acknowledges the refresh request and transmits a refresh acknowledge signal to the memory. The memory may also comprise a page register for reading and rewriting a data state back to the memory. The page register may comprise latches in lieu of supplemental non-volatile storage elements, thereby conserving real estate within the memory.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (New Hope, MN)
  2. (Aventura, FL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
NETL (National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
986190
Patent Number(s):
7,447,096
Application Number:
11/619,677; TRN: US201017%%30
Assignee:
Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, NJ) NETL
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-03NT41834
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICAL METHODS AND COMPUTING; MEMORY DEVICES; MEMORY MANAGEMENT; REGENERATION

Citation Formats

Riekels, James E., and Schlesinger, Samuel. Method for refreshing a non-volatile memory. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Riekels, James E., & Schlesinger, Samuel. Method for refreshing a non-volatile memory. United States.
Riekels, James E., and Schlesinger, Samuel. Tue . "Method for refreshing a non-volatile memory". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/986190.
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title = {Method for refreshing a non-volatile memory},
author = {Riekels, James E. and Schlesinger, Samuel},
abstractNote = {A non-volatile memory and a method of refreshing a memory are described. The method includes allowing an external system to control refreshing operations within the memory. The memory may generate a refresh request signal and transmit the refresh request signal to the external system. When the external system finds an available time to process the refresh request, the external system acknowledges the refresh request and transmits a refresh acknowledge signal to the memory. The memory may also comprise a page register for reading and rewriting a data state back to the memory. The page register may comprise latches in lieu of supplemental non-volatile storage elements, thereby conserving real estate within the memory.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {11}
}

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