Patent Number: 6,166,952

Title: Read-only memory having specially output circuits and word line connected to a group of memory cells

Abstract: A read-only memory having a multiplicity of memory cells whose contents can be read out with appropriate addressing by word, bit and source lines. The read-only memory is distinguished by the fact that the memory cells which can be addressed via an individual word line are divided into a multiplicity of groups, to each of which a separate common source line is assigned. Accordingly, a group-by-group read-out of the memory cells which can be addressed via an individual word line is carried out.

Inventors: Sedlak; Holger (Munchen, DE)

Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG

International Classification: G11C 17/12 (20060101); G11C 16/04 (20060101); G11C 17/08 (20060101); G11C 016/04 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017