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A non-volatile storage system which reduces program disturb. Multiple boosting modes are implemented while programming non-volatile storage. For example, self-boosting, local self-boosting, erased area self-boosting and revised erased area self-boosting may be used. One or more switching criteria are used to determine when to switch to a different boosting mode. The boosting mode may be used to prevent program disturb in unselected NAND strings while storage elements are being programmed in selected NAND strings. By switching boosting modes, an optimal boosting mode can be used as conditions change. The boosting mode can be switched based on various criteria such as program pulse number, program pulse amplitude, program pass number, the position of a selected word line, whether coarse or fine programming is used, whether a storage element reaches a program condition and/or a number of program cycles of the non-volatile storage device.

Title
Non-volatile memory using multiple boosting modes for reduced program disturb
Application Number
11/555856
Publication Number
7468911 (B2)
Application Date
November 2, 2006
Publication Date
December 23, 2008
Inventor
Yingda Dong
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Jeffrey W Lutze
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Vierra Magen Marcus & DeNiro
Assignee
SanDisk Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G11C 16/04
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