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Dynamic Random-Access Memory Error Flag

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037952D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Pontius, DE Tamlyn, R Vincent, MF [+details]

Abstract

A signal (the "error flag") is generated from internal control signals of a dynamic random access memory chip to determine if a major fault has occurred. This signal can be used by an error correction code (ECC) scheme to enhance capability to locate the failing bit(s) within the ECC word and to correct the fails.