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Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. | Date: 2016-09-22

An apparatus, system, and computer-implemented method for controlling data transfer between a plurality of serial data link interfaces and a plurality of memory banks in a semiconductor memory is disclosed. In one example, a flash memory device with multiple links and memory banks, where the links are independent of the banks, is disclosed. The flash memory devices may be cascaded in a daisy-chain configuration using echo signal lines to serially communicate between memory devices. In addition, a virtual multiple link configuration is described wherein a single link is used to emulate multiple links.


Patent
Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. | Date: 2017-01-09

A memory device includes core memory such as flash memory for storing data. The memory device includes a first power input to receive a first voltage used to power the flash memory. Additionally, the memory device includes a second power input to receive a second voltage. The memory device includes power management circuitry configured to receive the second voltage and derive one or more internal voltages. The power management circuitry supplies or conveys the internal voltages to the flash memory. The different internal voltages generated by the power management circuitry (e.g., voltage converter circuit) and supplied to the core memory enable operations such as read/program/erase with respect to cells in the core memory.


Patent
Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. | Date: 2017-01-19

A high capacitance embedded capacitor and associated fabrication processes are disclosed for fabricating a capacitor stack in a multi-layer stack to include a first capacitor plate conductor formed with a cylinder-shaped storage node electrode formed in the multi-layer stack, a capacitor dielectric layer surrounding the cylinder-shaped storage node electrode, and a second capacitor plate conductor formed from a conductive layer in the multi-layer stack that is sandwiched between a bottom and top dielectric layer, where the cylinder-shaped storage node electrode is surrounded by and extends through the conductive layer.


Patent
Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. | Date: 2017-02-02

A flash device comprising a well and a U-shaped flash cell string, the U-shaped flash cell string built directly on a substrate adjacent the well. The U-shaped flash cell string comprises one portion parallel to a surface of the substrate, comprising a junctionless bottom pass transistor, and two portions perpendicular to the surface of the substrate that comprise a string select transistor at a first top of the cell string, a ground select transistor at a second top of the cell string, a string select transistor drain, and a ground select transistor source.


Patent
Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. | Date: 2016-02-26

A dynamic random access memory device includes a plurality of memory subblocks. Each subblock has a plurality of wordlines whereto a plurality of data store cells are connected. Partial array self-refresh (PASR) configuration settings are independently made. In accordance with the PASR settings, the memory subblocks are addressed for refreshing. The PASR settings are made by a memory controller. Any kind of combinations of subblock addresses may be selected. Thus, the memory subblocks are fully independently refreshed. User selectable memory arrays for data retention provide effective memory control programming especially for low power mobile application.


Patent
Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. | Date: 2016-01-25

A high capacitance embedded capacitor and associated fabrication processes are disclosed for fabricating a capacitor stack in a multi-layer stack to include a first capacitor plate conductor formed with a cylinder-shaped storage node electrode formed in the multi-layer stack, a capacitor dielectric layer surrounding the cylinder-shaped storage node electrode, and a second capacitor plate conductor formed from a conductive layer in the multi-layer stack that is sandwiched between a bottom and top dielectric layer, where the cylinder-shaped storage node electrode is surrounded by and extends through the conductive layer.


Patent
Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. | Date: 2016-09-15

A circuit and method for programming multiple bits of data to flash memory cells in a single program operation cycle. Multiple pages of data to be programmed into one physical page of a flash memory array are stored in page buffers or other storage means on the memory device. The selected wordline connected to the cells to be programmed is driven with predetermined program profiles at different time intervals, where each predetermined program profile is configured for shifting an erase threshold voltage to a specific threshold voltage corresponding to a specific logic state. A multi-page bitline controller biases each bitline to enable or inhibit programming during each of the time intervals, in response to the combination of specific logic states of the bits belonging to each page of data that are associated with that respective bitline.


Patent
Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. | Date: 2016-06-15

A clock mode configuration circuit for a memory device is described. A memory system includes any number of memory devices serially connected to each other, where each memory device receives a clock signal. The clock signal can be provided either in parallel to all the memory devices or serially from memory device to memory device through a common clock input. The clock mode configuration circuit in each memory device is set to a parallel mode for receiving the parallel clock signal, and to a serial mode for receiving a source synchronous clock signal from a prior memory device. Depending on the set operating mode, the data input circuits will be configured for the corresponding data signal format, and the corresponding clock input circuits will be either enabled or disabled. The parallel mode and the serial mode is set by sensing a voltage level of a reference voltage provided to each memory device.


Patent
Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. | Date: 2016-06-06

A circuit for clamping current in a charge pump is disclosed. The charge pump includes switching circuitry having a number of switching circuitry transistors. Each of first and second pairs of transistors in the circuit can provide an additional path for current from its associated one of the switching circuitry transistors during off-switching of that transistor so that a spike in current from the switching circuitry transistor is only partially transmitted through a path extending between the switching circuitry transistor and a capacitor of the charge pump.


Patent
Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. | Date: 2016-03-24

A system and method of performing off chip drive (OCD) and on-die termination (ODT) are provided. A common pull-up network composed of transistors and a common pull-down network composed of transistors are employed to implement both of these functions. In drive mode, the pull-up network is configured to produce a calibrated drive impedance when an on output is to be generated, and the pull-up network is configured to produce a calibrated drive impedance when an off output is to be generated. In termination mode, the pull-up network and the pull-down network are configured to produce a calibrated pull-up resistance and pull-down resistance respectively such that together, they form a split termination.

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