Drive apparatus, method of informing possibility of handling and operating
recording medium, control method of...
A drive apparatus that handles and operates a recording medium attached with a memory tag, the drive apparatus include: a recording medium mounting part on...
Recording and/or reproducing apparatus, recording and/or reproducing
method and information storage medium therefor
A recording and/or reproducing apparatus, a recording and/or reproducing method, and an information storage medium, wherein the recording and/or reproducing...
Method of erasing data from optical disc
A method and device for erasing data from an optical disc, are discussed. In an embodiment of the present invention, the area of the optical disc where data has...
Optical waveguide clad material
An apparatus includes a waveguide having a core layer and first and second cladding layers on opposite sides of the core layer, wherein the cladding layers...
Switch device, information processing device, and reproduction device
A reproduction system 100 includes a rotating body on which a rotary operation is conducted by a user, a rotary movement detector 810 that detects the rotation...
Information recording medium, information recording apparatus and method,
information reproducing apparatus and...
An information recording medium (100), provided with: a first recording layer (L0 layer) and a second recording layer (L1 layer) in each of which record...
Wave guide that attenuates evanescent light of higher order TM mode
A waveguide has a core through which laser light can propagate in a TM mode, that has a rectangular cross section perpendicular to a propagative direction of...
Light source unit for thermally-assisted magnetic recording capable of
monitoring of light output
Provided is a light source unit that is to be joined to a slider to form a thermally-assisted magnetic recording head. The light source unit comprises: a unit...
Compensating the effects of static head-media spacing variations and
nonlinear transition shift in heat...
An apparatus comprises a storage medium, a recording head, a source of electromagnetic radiation, and a control circuit for modulating the source of...
Resonator mounted in a case incorporating a watch module
The invention concerns an electronic watch comprising an electric motor (5) for driving analogue display means (6), and a time base (1, 2) comprising an...
Wearable electronic device with secondary digital display
A wearable electronic device of the type wherein information is conveyed in an analog manner at least in part by the use of at least one display hand, wherein...
Self calibrating shooter estimation
Disclosed are systems and methods that can be used to detect shooters. The systems and methods described herein use arrival times of a shockwave, produced by a...
Method of processing echo pulses, and pulse-echo ranging system using the
Error correction in an echo pulse is performed by periodically (for example, every 100th pulse) generating a parabola derived from a selected part of the pulse...
Seismic cable and acoustically decoupled sensor
A robust seismic cable and sensor module system wherein the sensor modules include a housing and sensing unit. The housing substantially transfers the load and...
Digital filters for semiconductor devices
A memory device that, in certain embodiments, includes a memory element and a digital filter. The digital filter may include a counter and a divider, where the...
Synchronous global controller for enhanced pipelining
The present invention relates to a system and method for processing the read and write operations in a memory architecture. The system processing the read and...
Memory system and method that changes voltage and frequency
The memory system includes a semiconductor memory that has an internal circuit, which operates according to a first power supply voltage, and a memory...
Memory device and method
A memory device and method may include separating alternating read and write accesses to different banks of a memory device.
Semiconductor memory device
A semiconductor memory device includes a first power switch for interrupting supply of a first power voltage to a first node in a standby mode, and a second...
Active cycle control circuit for semiconductor memory apparatus
An active cycle control circuit for a semiconductor memory apparatus is configured to precharge a word line corresponding to a read cycle, and activate a word...
Differential sense amplifier
The differential sense amplifier according to one aspect of the present invention includes a first differential amplification unit that detects a difference...
Test apparatus of semiconductor integrated circuit and method using the
A test apparatus includes a test fuse unit for generating a test fuse signal in response to a test mode signal during a test time and generating a test fuse...
Semiconductor memory device and inspecting method of the same
According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes a memory cell array includes memory cells, lines provided to correspond to the memory cells,...
Semiconductor device capable of being tested after packaging
Provided is a semiconductor device capable of effectively testing whether memory cells and a memory cell array are defective. The semiconductor device may...
Semiconductor memory device with pulse width determination
A semiconductor memory device includes a reset signal generating unit configured to generate a reset control signal by delaying a column command signal by an...
Non-volatile memory device and program method thereof
A non-volatile memory device including a memory cell array; a read/write circuit configured to drive bit lines of the memory cell array with a negative bit line...
Low power memory architecture
A memory architecture and circuits for minimizing current leakage in the memory array. Subdivisions of the memory array each have local power grids that can be...
Semiconductor memory device
A semiconductor memory device is provided which includes a voltage detecting unit configured to compare a target voltage level with a fed-back internal voltage...
Output circuit for a semiconductor memory device and data output method
An outputting transistor circuit of a push-pull structure has an outputting PMOS transistor and an outputting NMOS transistor connected in series between a...
Non-volatile semiconductor storage device
For data erase from an electrically erasable and programmable non-volatile memory cell, the following operations are performed: an erase operation to apply an...
Semiconductor storage device adapted to prevent erroneous writing to
non-selected memory cells
A memory cell array has a number of memory cells which are connected to word lines and bit lines and are arranged in a matrix form, each of the memory cells...
Operating method of non-volatile memory device
A non-volatile memory device includes memory cells having a semiconductor substrate, a stack layer, and source and drain regions disposed below a surface of the...
Current sink system based on sample and hold for source side sensing
Source-side sensing techniques described herein determine the data value stored in a memory cell based on the difference in current between the read current...
Threshold voltage digitizer for array of programmable threshold
A method and system for determining a respective threshold voltage of each of a plurality of transistors in a memory array. The method includes: applying a ramp...
Nonvolatile memory device, operating method thereof, and memory system
including the same
A nonvolatile memory device includes a memory cell array; a voltage generator configured to provide stepwise increasing step pulses for varying logic states of...
Method and apparatus for reducing read disturb in memory
Various aspects of a NAND memory include have multiple versions of a high threshold voltage distribution--a version with a reduced maximum, and another version....
Controller and non-volatile semiconductor memory device
A controller includes a generation unit configured to aggregate comparison results between second threshold voltage levels held in the memory cells and...
Memory system having NAND-based NOR and NAND flashes and SRAM integrated
in one chip for hybrid data, code and...
A memory system includes a NAND flash memory, a NOR flash memory and a SRAM memory on a single chip. Both NAND and NOR memories are manufactured by the same...
Flash memory device and method of testing the flash memory device
A flash memory device and a method of testing the flash memory device are provided. The flash memory device may include a memory cell array including a...
Flash memory device having dummy cell
A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device includes a string selection transistor coupled to a bit line. The device also includes a plurality of memory cells...
Memory structure having volatile and non-volatile memory portions
A memory array is provided that includes a transistor having two active gates sharing a source, a drain, and a channel of the transistor. One of the active...
Over-sampling read operation for a flash memory device
A flash memory device and a reading method are provided where memory cells are divided into at least two groups. Memory cells are selected according to a...
Data storage medium and method for accessing digital data therein
A data storage medium is described. The data storage medium may comprise a first bit of magnetic medium for a first read-and-write head, and further comprise a...
Method for multilevel programming of phase change memory cells using
adaptive reset pulses
A method for programming multilevel PCM cells envisages: forming an amorphous region of amorphous phase change material in a storage element of a PCM cell by...
Magnetic random access memory
An MRAM has: a memory cell including a first magnetoresistance element; and a reference cell including a second magnetoresistance element. The first...
Magnetoresistive random access memory element and fabrication method
A magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) element includes a bottom electrode embedded in a first insulating layer; an annular reference layer in a first...
Resistance variable memory device
A resistance variable memory device is provided and includes a resistance variable memory cell that writes data by utilizing a spin transfer effect based on an...
Memory array and method of implementing a memory array
A memory array having a plurality of memory cells is disclosed, where each memory cell comprises a first inverter having a first transistor coupled between a...
Nonvolatile semiconductor memory device
A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device comprises a memory cell array including first and second mutually crossing lines and electrically erasable...
Nonvolatile memory device
A memory device comprises an array of memory cells each capable of storing multiple bits of data. Each memory cell includes a programmable transistor in series...