Local write and read assist circuitry for memory device

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Sharma, V., Cosemans, S., Dehaene, W., Catthoor, F., Ashouei, M. & Huisken, J. (2012). Local write and read assist circuitry for memory device. Patent No. WO2012119988. Lees meer: Medialink/Full text

Abstract

 

Memory device having complementary global and local bit-lines, the complementary local bit-lines being connectable to the complementary global bit-lines by means of a local write receiver which is configured for creating a full voltage swing on the complementary local bit lines from a reduced voltage swing on the complementary global bit lines. The local write receiver comprises a connection mechanism for connecting the local to the global bit-lines and a pair of cross-coupled inverters directly connected to the complementary local bit lines for converting the reduced voltage swing to the full voltage swing on the complementary local bit lines.