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Rambus Incorporated, founded in 1990, is an American technology licensing company known for developing RDRAM. The company is also well known for its intellectual property-based litigation following the introduction of DDR-SDRAM memory, leading some to label the company as a patent troll. Wikipedia.


Patent
Rambus | Date: 2015-04-02

A sensing device projects near-field spatial modulations onto a closely spaced photodetector array. Due to physical properties of the grating, the point-spread response distributes spatial modulations over a relatively large area on the array. The spatial modulations are captured by the array, and photographs and other image information can be extracted from the resultant data. An image-change detector incorporating such a sensing device uses very little power because only a small number of active pixels are required to cover a visual field.


Patent
Rambus | Date: 2015-06-26

A memory controller having a data receiver to sample data at a sample timing using a strobe signal, wherein the data and the strobe signal are sent by a memory device in connection with a read operation initiated by the memory controller, and a strobe receiver to receive the strobe signal, wherein a phase of the strobe signal has a drift relative to a reference by an amount. The memory controller further having a monitoring circuit to monitor the strobe signal and determine the amount of the drift, and an adjustment circuit to update the sample timing of the data receiver based on the amount of drift determined by the monitoring signal.


A memory controller includes a differential receiver circuitry to receive a differential data strobe signal pair and to generate a first data strobe signal based on the differential data strobe signal pair. The differential data strobe signal pair comprises a first signal and a second signal. The memory controller also includes a single ended receiver circuitry to receive the first signal of the differential data strobe signal pair and to generate a second data strobe signal based on the first signal of the differential data strobe signal pair. The memory controller further includes circuitry to generate a gating signal for gating the first data strobe signal, the circuitry generating the gating signal based on the second data strobe signal.


Volatile memory devices corresponding to a first memory hierarchy may be on a first memory module that is coupled to a memory controller by a first signal path. A nonvolatile memory device corresponding to a second memory hierarchy may be on a second memory module that is coupled to the first memory module by a second signal path. Memory transactions for the nonvolatile memory device may be transferred from the memory controller to the first memory hierarchy using the first signal path, and data associated with an accumulation of the memory transactions may be written from the first memory hierarchy to the second memory hierarchy using the second signal path and a first and second control signal. The first control signal may be generated in view of a detection of wear and the second control signal may be generated in view of a detection of a defect.


Patent
Rambus | Date: 2016-01-04

A memory cell includes a first resistive memory element, a second resistive memory element electrically coupled with the first resistive memory element at a common node, and a switching element comprising an input terminal electrically coupled with the common node, the switching element comprising a driver configured to float during one or more operations.

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