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Disturb from the reset to the set state may be reduced by creating an amorphous phase that is substantially free of crystal nuclei when programming the reset state in a phase change memory. In some embodiments, this can be achieved by using a current or a voltage to program that exceeds the threshold voltage of the phase change memory element, but does not exceed a safe current voltage which would cause a disturb.


Disturb from the reset to the set state may be reduced by creating an amorphous phase that is substantially free of crystal nuclei when programming the reset state in a phase change memory. In some embodiments, this can be achieved by using a current or a voltage to program that exceeds the threshold voltage of the phase change memory element, but does not exceed a safe current voltage which would cause a disturb.


Patent
Ovonyx Inc. | Date: 2011-03-03

A radial memory device includes a phase-change material, a first electrode in electrical communication with the phase-change material, the first electrode having a substantially planar first area of electrical communication with the phase-change material. The radial memory device also includes a second electrode in electrical communication with the phase-change material, the second electrode having a second area of electrical communication with the phase-change material, the second area being laterally spacedly disposed from the first area and substantially circumscribing the first area. Further, a method of making a memory device is disclosed. The steps include depositing a first electrode, depositing a first insulator, configuring the first insulator to define a first opening. The first opening provides for a generally planar first contact of the first electrode. The method further including the steps of depositing a phase-change material, depositing a second insulator, configuring the second insulator, depositing a second electrode having a second contact laterally displaced from said first contact, and configuring said second electrode.


Disturb from the reset to the set state may be reduced by creating an amorphous phase that is substantially free of crystal nuclei when programming the reset state in a phase change memory. In some embodiments, this can be achieved by using a current or a voltage to program that exceeds the threshold voltage of the phase change memory element, but does not exceed a safe current voltage which would cause a disturb.


Patent
Ovonyx Inc. | Date: 2014-11-05

A seasoned phase change memory has been subjected to a longer pulse to adjust resistance levels prior to use of the phase change memory.


Patent
Ovonyx Inc. | Date: 2013-12-18

An ovonic threshold switch may be formed of a continuous chalcogenide layer. That layer spans multiple cells, forming a phase change memory. In other words, the ovonic threshold switch may be formed of a chalcogenide layer which extends, uninterrupted, over numerous cells of a phase change memory.


Patent
Ovonyx Inc. | Date: 2013-05-13

An addressing scheme for non-volatile memory arrays having short circuit defects that manages the demand for error correction. The scheme generally avoids simultaneous active driving of the row line and column line of the selected cell during write. Instead, only a single row or column line is actively driven at any one time and all other array lines are left floating. In addition, the number of memory cells accessed from a given row or column during a fetch may be limited. The benefits of the scheme include preventing short circuits from drawing excess currents through the array and limiting the frequency of read or write failures caused by short circuits to a manageable number. In one embodiment, the scheme maintains the demand for error correction to within the error correction capability of a flash controller. Exemplary embodiments include phase-change memory arrays.


Disturb from the reset to the set state may be reduced by creating an amorphous phase that is substantially free of crystal nuclei when programming the reset state in a phase change memory. In some embodiments, this can be achieved by using a current or a voltage to program that exceeds the threshold voltage of the phase change memory element, but does not exceed a safe current voltage which would cause a disturb.


Disturb from the reset to the set state may be reduced by creating an amorphous phase that is substantially free of crystal nuclei when programming the reset state in a phase change memory. In some embodiments, this can be achieved by using a current or a voltage to program that exceeds the threshold voltage of the phase change memory element, but does not exceed a safe current voltage which would cause a disturb.


Patent
Ovonyx Inc. | Date: 2013-08-03

A programmable resistance memory employs a feedback control circuit to regulate the programming current supplied to a selected programmable resistance memory element. The programmable resistance memory may be a phase change memory. The feedback control circuit monitors and controls the characteristics of a current pulse employed to program a memory cell.

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