Information-recording system including error detection and a data
recording position adjustment unit and...
[Object] To Reduce Read Errors. [Solving Means] Where new data recording is started from LRA (old) and a record error is detected, at position P0, an extent is...
Optical disc recording apparatus and recording power control method
It is to provide an optical disc recording apparatus and a recording power control method that are adapted to high-speed recording and can set an optimal...
Recording parameter setting device, program thereof, computer-readable
recording medium containing the program,...
A recording parameter setting device including a trial recording parameter setting section and a reproduced signal quality judging section. The reproduced...
Recording device, recording method, disc manufacturing method and optical
disc recording medium
An optical disc recording medium is irradiated with laser light having a predetermined laser power to deform an irradiated portion of a substrate into a...
Apparatus and method for controlling tracking error balance in optical
A method of controlling a tracking error balance in an optical disc apparatus, and the optical disc apparatus are discussed. In an embodiment of the present...
Optical head, optical drive apparatus, and method for generating tracking
An optical head that includes a laser light source, an optical system that applies 0-order diffracted light, +1-order diffracted light, and -1-order diffracted...
Photo diode ic
A photodetector detecting reflected light components from an optical medium, the photodetector including a first detector divided into eight sections detecting...
Optical pickup device
An optical pickup device includes a photodetector which receives laser light reflected on a recording medium, and an optical system which guides laser light to...
Address generating and detecting method and reproducing and recording
Recording capacity per layer is detected from a disc and bit allocation of wobble addresses in a conventional optical disc and bit allocation in a high-density...
Portable telephone provided with a mechanical watch
Portable device, of all types, comprising a watch (1) with mechanical winding, characterized in that a mechanical device doing away with the need for the user...
A broadband weak-motion seismometer includes: a frame, a mass, a suspension means for movably connecting the mass to the frame, a sensing transducer for...
Underwater communication system
Underwater communication system comprising a plurality of communication modules, each provided with a microprocessor, a memory, a transmitter and a receiver...
Apparatus and method for localizing sound source in robot
An apparatus and method for localizing a sound source in a robot are provided. The apparatus includes a microphone unit implemented by one or more microphones,...
System and method for discriminating a subsurface target in the water from
a surface target in the water
A computer-implemented method of discriminating a surface from a subsurface sound-generating target in the water includes identifying an arrival angle of sound...
Acoustic system quality assurance and testing
Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for testing acoustic systems. According to one embodiment, a method for testing an acoustic system can...
Wordline driver for memory
Subject matter disclosed herein relates to accessing memory, and more particularly to a wordline driver of same.
Architecture of highly integrated semiconductor memory device
A semiconductor memory device includes: a first row control circuit region corresponding to a first memory bank; a first column control circuit region...
Two levels of voltage regulation supplied for logic and data programming
voltage of a memory device
Systems and methods involve the use of a flash memory device having multiple flash memory cells. A first interface is adapted to receive power for selectively...
Local power domains for memory sections of an array of memory
Memories, memory arrays, and methods for selectively providing electrical power to memory sections of a memory array are disclosed. A memory array can be...
Method and system for split threshold voltage programmable bitcells
Methods and systems for split threshold voltage programmable bitcells are disclosed and may include selectively programming bitcells in a memory device by...
One time programmable memory
A one-time programmable memory. The one-time programmable memory has an antifuse and a read circuit configured to read the antifuse. An isolation transistor...
Data flow control in multiple independent port
A system includes a memory controller and a plurality of memory devices connected in-series that communicate with the memory controller. Each of the memory...
Nonvolatile memory device and method of testing the same
A nonvolatile memory device includes a storage unit configured to store pattern data selected based on a test command set, and a control unit configured to...
Sensing characteristic evaluating apparatus for semiconductor device and
A sensing characteristic evaluating apparatus for a semiconductor device includes a test current supply unit configured to supply a test current to an...
Redundant memory array for replacing memory sections of main memory
Memories and methods for replacing memory sections of a main memory array by mapping memory addresses for an entire main memory section to at least one memory...
Solid state disk controller apparatus
A solid state disk controller apparatus comprises a first port; a second port having a plurality of channels; a central processing unit connected to a CPU bus;...
Recalibration systems and techniques for electronic memory applications
A memory circuit includes a delay module receiving a strobe signal and producing a delayed strobe signal therefrom. The memory circuit also includes a...
Clock synchronization in a memory system
A system and method for synchronizing a strobed memory system 10. During memory read and/or memory write operations the corresponding data strobe is sampled at...
Memory device, control method for the same, control program for the same,
memory card, circuit board and...
A memory device having a single or a plurality of memory chips includes a memory part (control register, SPD memory unit) inside each memory chip, which memory...
Refresh control circuit and semiconductor memory device and memory system
including the same
A semiconductor memory device includes a refresh control circuit and a memory cell array. The refresh control circuit generates an internal auto refresh control...
Nonvolatile semiconductor memory device
According to one embodiment, a nonvolatile semiconductor memory device includes a memory cell transistor, a word line, a row decoder, a sense amplifier which...
Semiconductor memory device having a block decoder for preventing
disturbance from unselected memory blocks
A semiconductor memory device can improve electrical properties by prohibiting a leakage current, which flows through a memory cell, in such a way as to turn...
Nonvolatile semiconductor memory device and memory system
A semiconductor memory device executes a writing operation based on a first bit assignment pattern at the time of writing. The first bit assignment pattern is...
Reference voltage optimization for flash memory
A system includes a voltage generator and a reference voltage setting module. The voltage generator is configured to generate K voltages to be applied to memory...
NAND flash memory
In a state in which a first and second selection gate transistors are turned off and a first voltage is applied to a control gate of a second memory cell...
Reducing effects of program disturb in a memory device
A method for programming that biases a selected word line with a programming voltage. An unselected word line on the source side and an unselected word line on...
Semiconductor memory having both volatile and non-volatile functionality
and method of operating
Semiconductor memory having both volatile and non-volatile modes and methods of operation. A semiconductor memory cell includes a fin structure extending from a...
Method of directly reading output voltage to determine data stored in a
non-volatile memory cell
An NVM cell design enables direct reading of cell output voltage to determine data stored in the cell, while providing low current consumption and a simple...
Non-volatile memory and method for power-saving multi-pass sensing
A non-volatile memory device and power-saving techniques capable of reading and writing a large number of memory cells with multiple read/write circuits in...
Methods of storing multiple data-bits in a non-volatile memory cell
Methods of storing multiple data-bits in a non-volatile memory cell are carried out by trapping carriers in a composite trapping layer formed over a tunnel...
Cell operation monitoring
Memory devices adapted to process and generate analog data signals representative of data values of two or more bits of information facilitate increases in data...
Semiconductor integrated circuit
There is provided a semiconductor integrated circuit including a state detection enhancement circuit which includes an input terminal and an output terminal and...
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 memory cell using floating body effect, memory device
having the same, and method of operating...
A magnetoresistive memory cell includes an MTJ device and a select transistor. The select transistor includes a first conduction-type semiconductor layer, a...
Array structural design of magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM)
Spin Transfer Torque Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (STT-MRAM) bit cells are disclosed. The bit cells include a source line formed in a first plane and a...
Circuit and method for generating reference voltage, phase change random
access memory apparatus and read...
A circuit for generating a reference voltage includes at least one reference cell, a reference cell write driver, a reference cell sense amplifier, and a...
Semiconductor memory having both volatile and non-volatile functionality
including resistance change material...
Semiconductor memory is provided wherein a memory cell includes a capacitorless transistor having a floating body configured to store data as charge therein...
Phase change memory devices and systems, and related programming methods
A phase change memory device performs a program operation by receiving program data to be programmed in selected memory cells, sensing read data already stored...
Method and system for providing dual magnetic tunneling junctions usable
in spin transfer torque magnetic memories
A method and system for providing a magnetic junction usable in a magnetic memory are described. The magnetic junction includes first and second pinned layers,...
Information storage element and method of writing/reading information
into/from information storage element
In a method of writing information into and reading information from an information storage element which includes a strip-shaped ferromagnetic material layer,...