Browse Prior Art Database

Robustness Update Protocol on Rewritable ROM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015331D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Nov-19
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to avoid data corruption on a rewritable ROM due to power fail during rewrite operation. Some rewritable ROM is often employed as one of program memory on a device. Such program memory has a chance to be reprogrammed at field for version up. It is possible that the reprogramming is terminated by an accident like power down. Generally such data corruption causes malfunction of the device. To avoid such data corruption it is general to employ ECC (Error Correction Code) to detect and