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1. (WO2017155814) MEMORY CELL SENSING WITH STORAGE COMPONENT ISOLATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/155814    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/020687
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 04 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G11C 11/22
Applicants: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Inventors: VIMERCATI, Daniele
Title: MEMORY CELL SENSING WITH STORAGE COMPONENT ISOLATION
Abstract:
Methods, systems, and devices for operating a ferroelectric memory cell or cells are described. A ferroelectric memory cell may be selected using a selection component that is in electronic communication with a sense amplifier and a ferroelectric capacitor of a ferroelectric memory cell. A voltage applied to the ferroelectric capacitor may be sized to increase the signal sensed during a read operation. The ferroelectric capacitor may be isolated from the sense amplifier during the read operation. This isolation may avoid stressing the ferroelectric capacitor which may otherwise occur due to the applied read voltage and voltage introduce by the sense amplifier during the read operation.