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BULK ERASE MODE WITH BULK VERIFY FOR MEMORIES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009580D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-04

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Alexis Marquot Michel Bron

Abstract

In some applications, like smart cards, it is very crucial to be able to erase the whole content of a memory, with a high degree of confidence. There is therefore a need to have two coupled functions for these types of applications: A logic circuit, which allows, in READ mode, to select simultaneously ALL the ROWS of the array, turning it into a gigantic series of wired OR.