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NVM ARCHITECTURE USING FLASH MEMORY INSTEAD OF BATTERY BACKED RAM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027467D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is an apparatus that bi-directionally transfers bytes of memory between volatile and nonvolatile storage allocations using a RAM (Random Access Memory) architecture and a Flash Memory. One skilled in the art will recognize that Flash Memory is a type of nonvolatile memory similar in function to EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory). However, Flash Memory must be erased in blocks, whereas EEPROM can be erased one byte at a time.