Patent Number: 6,166,986

Title: Semiconductor memory device

Abstract: A semiconductor memory device decreases a layout area by reducing the number of input lines of input/output sense-amp (IOSA) enable logic. In a semiconductor memory device including m cell arrays on the basis of a word line, each of the m cell arrays being divided into n sub-cell blocks on the basis of a column line, the semiconductor memory device includes: a decoder which receives and decodes a plurality of column addresses coded by a gray code, and enables a local input/output sense-amp which is mounted to both sides of a corresponding sub-cell block among the n sub-cell blocks through the medium of a local input/output line, wherein the n sub-cell blocks are arranged in order of the gray code. As a result, the semiconductor memory device uses a small number of input lines as compared with the conventional input/output (IO) control enable logic, thereby decreasing a layout area as well as an area of an array control logic.

Inventors: Kim; Mi Young (Kyoungki-do, KR)

Assignee: Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G11C 7/18 (20060101); G11C 7/06 (20060101); G11C 7/00 (20060101); G11C 008/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017