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Maximized multi-state compaction and more tolerance in memory state behavior is achieved through a flexible, self-consistent and self-adapting mode of detection, covering a wide dynamic range. For high density multi-state encoding, this approach borders on full analog treatment, dictating analog techniques including A to D type conversion to reconstruct and process the data. In accordance with the teachings of this invention, the memory array is read with high fidelity, not to provide actual final digital data, but rather to provide raw data accurately reflecting the analog storage state, which information is sent to a memory controller for analysis and detection of the actual final digital data.

Title
Multi-state memory
Application Number
9/688061
Publication Number
6317364 (B1)
Application Date
October 13, 2000
Publication Date
November 13, 2001
Inventor
Yupin Kawing Fong
Fremont
CA, US
Daniel C Guterman
Fremont
CA, US
Agent
Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert
US
Agent
Steven F Caserza
US
Assignee
Sandisk Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G11C 16/04
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