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A method for decoding a plurality of flash memory cells which are error-correction-coded as a unit, the method comprising providing a hard-decoding success indication indicating whether or not hard-decoding is at least likely to be successful; and soft-decoding the plurality of flash memory cells at a first resolution only if the hard-decoding success indication indicates that the hard-decoding is not at least likely to be successful.

Title
Flash memory apparatus and methods using a plurality of decoding stages including optional use of concatenated BCH codes and/or designation of “first below” cells
Application Number
12/667386
Publication Number
8335977 (B2)
Application Date
September 17, 2008
Publication Date
December 18, 2012
Inventor
Michael Katz
Haifa
IL
Shmuel Levy
Qiryat Tivon
IL
Hanan Weingarten
Herzelia
IL
Agent
SNR Denton US
Assignee
Densbits Technologies
IL
IPC
H03M 13/03
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