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Array Precharge Circuit

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066491D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Montegari, F Palmer, R Perris, J Shen, M [+details]

Abstract

This is an improved precharge circuit which solves the problem of floating cathode lines in a diode memory array. A clamp diode rail requiring minimal semiconductor area together with a single pull-down resistor for the entire array provides the desired up-level clamp function.