Patent Number: 6,297,988

Title: Mode indicator for multi-level memory

Abstract: A memory device having a plurality of memory cells that are group into at least two group of cells. Each cell is capable of being programmed in at least two modes. A mode indicator is associated with each group of cells. The mode indicator indicates which programming mode is used to access the cells. The mode indicator is one or more bits and optionally is user selectable.

Inventors: Parker; Allan (Austin, TX), Kucera; Joseph (Austin, TX)

Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

International Classification: G11C 11/56 (20060101); G11C 016/04 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018