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|1. (WO2018164744) WORD LINE VOLTAGE DETECTION FOR SELECTION OF READ VOLTAGES IN NON-VOLATILE MEMORY|
|Applicants:||SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
|Title:||WORD LINE VOLTAGE DETECTION FOR SELECTION OF READ VOLTAGES IN NON-VOLATILE MEMORY|
Techniques are provided for improving the accuracy of read operations of memory cells, where the threshold voltage of the memory cells can shift depending on the coupled up state of the word lines. In one approach, for a read operation, a representative word line voltage in a block is detected and a corresponding set of read voltages is selected based on an evaluation of the detected word line voltage. In another approach, a pre-read voltage pulse is applied to a selected word line in response to a read command, just prior to reading the selected cells. In another approach, a voltage pulse is periodically applied to each word line in a block to provide the word lines in a coupled up state. In another approach, a soft erase is performed after a read operation to prevent coupling up of the word lines.