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Word Line Hold Down Circuit

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000054645D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Scheuerlein, RE [+details]

Abstract

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.