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1. (WO2015047592) TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED STORAGE MODULE

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/047592    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/051480
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 19 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: G06F 13/16
G11C 7/04
Applicants: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Inventors: DUZLY, Yacov
MARCU, Alon
Title: TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED STORAGE MODULE
Abstract:
A temperature-controlled storage module is disclosed. In one embodiment, a storage module is provided comprising a memory, a temperature sensor, a thermoelectric cooler, and a controller. The controller compares a temperature reading from the temperature sensor to a target temperature. If the temperature reading differs from the target temperature, the controller activates the thermoelectric cooler. For example, if the temperature reading is higher than the target temperature, the thermoelectric cooler can be activated to cool the memory. This allows the memory (e.g., NAND die(s)) to operate in a narrow range of temperatures providing better system tradeoffs on memory (e.g., NAND) characteristics.