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1. (WO2005106886) REFRESHING DATA STORED IN A FLASH MEMORY

Pub. No.:    WO/2005/106886    International Application No.:    PCT/IL2005/000395
Publication Date: Nov 10, 2005 International Filing Date: Apr 14, 2005
IPC: G11C 7/02
Applicants: M-SYSTEMS FLASH DISK PIONEERS LTD.
RONEN, Amir
Inventors: RONEN, Amir
Title: REFRESHING DATA STORED IN A FLASH MEMORY
Abstract:
Data are stored in one or more cells of a non-volatile memory, and are refreshed according to a predetermined condition. The data are refreshed either in-place or out-of-place. The condition may be related to the age of the data. Alternatively, the data are refreshed periodically, or when the system that includes the memory boots or dismounts, or according to the type of the data.