Patent Number: 6,310,814

Title: Rambus DRAM (RDRAM) apparatus and method for performing refresh operations

Abstract: An apparatus and method for concurrently refreshing first and second rowsof memory cells in a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) component thatincludes a plurality of banks of memory cells organized in rows. A commandinterface in the DRAM component receives activate requests and prechargerequests. A row register in the DRAM component indicates a row in the DRAMcomponent. Logic in the DRAM component activates the row indicated by therow register in response to an activate request and precharges the row inresponse to a precharge request, the row being in a bank indicated by theactivate request and by the precharge request.

Inventors: Hampel; Craig E. (San Jose, CA), Barth; Richard M. (Palo Alto, CA), Davis; Paul G. (San Jose, CA), May; Bradley A. (San Jose, CA), Satagopan; Ramprasad (Sunnyvale, CA), Ware; Frederick A. (Los Altos, CA)


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Expiration Date: 10/32013