Word Line Hold Down Circuit
Original Publication Date: 1980-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13
This circuit insures that a word line does not rise above the reference or ground level. A small rise above ground level will permit charge to leak out of an unselected one-device cell or charge to leak into an unselected zero device cell by subthreshold conduction of the transfer device. This circuit does not require complicated word line drivers or word line clamps.