Distributed Decoding for Dense Arrays
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
A method has been developed to eliminate the need for discharging unselected source lines during access of semiconductor devices. The proposal suggests the shortening of word lines and an increase in their number so there are only fully selected cells along the selected word line. (Image Omitted) In high density pseudo-static random-access memory (RAM) designs discharge/restore has been required because of the long word lines, a situation which negatively affects cost and performance. The distributed decoding scheme proposed eliminates the discharge/restore requirement, thereby improving cost and performance of the device. In the circuitry as given in Fig.