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1. (WO2008101316) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USING A PAGE BUFFER OF A MEMORY DEVICE AS A TEMPORARY CACHE
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Pub. No.:    WO/2008/101316    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2008/000250
Publication Date: 28.08.2008 International Filing Date: 12.02.2008
IPC:
G11C 7/00 (2006.01), G06F 12/00 (2006.01), G11C 19/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: MOSAID TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED [CA/CA]; 11 Hines Road, Suite 203, Ottawa, Ontario K2K 2X1 (CA) (For All Designated States Except US).
PYEON, Hong Beom [CA/CA]; (CA) (For US Only).
KIM, Jin-Ki [CA/CA]; (CA) (For US Only).
OH, HakJune [CA/CA]; (CA) (For US Only)
Inventors: PYEON, Hong Beom; (CA).
KIM, Jin-Ki; (CA).
OH, HakJune; (CA)
Agent: SUMI, Shuji; Mosaid Technologies Incorporated, 11 Hines Road, Kanata, Ontario K2K 2X1 (CA)
Priority Data:
60/891,115 22.02.2007 US
Title (EN) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USING A PAGE BUFFER OF A MEMORY DEVICE AS A TEMPORARY CACHE
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCÉDÉ POUR UTILISER UN TAMPON DE PAGE DE DISPOSITIF MÉMOIRE COMME ANTÉMÉMOIRE TEMPORAIRE
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(EN)An apparatus and method are provided for using a page buffer of a memory device as a temporary cache for data. A memory controller writes data to the page buffer and later reads out the data without programming the data into the memory cells of the memory device. This allows the memory controller to use the page buffer as temporary cache so that the data does not have to occupy space within the memory controller's local data storage elements. Therefore, the memory controller can use the space in its own storage elements for other operations.
(FR)L'invention concerne un appareil et un procédé pour utiliser un tampon de page de dispositif mémoire comme antémémoire temporaire. Un contrôleur mémoire écrit des données dans le tampon de page, puis les lit sans programmer lesdites données dans les cellules de mémoire du dispositif mémoire. Le contrôleur mémoire peut ainsi utiliser le tampon de page comme antémémoire temporaire de sorte que les données n'ont pas à occuper d'espace dans les éléments de stockage de données locaux du contrôleur mémoire. De ce fait, le contrôleur mémoire peut utiliser l'espace de ses propres éléments de stockage pour d'autres opérations.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)