Patent Number: 6,401,161

Title: High speed bus interface for non-volatile integrated circuit memory supporting continuous transfer

Abstract: An apparatus is described, comprising a plurality of banks, each bank having a number of columns of non-volatile storage units, each non-volatile storage unit having an input buffer for storing a page of data, the page having an input coupled to the input buffer accepting an input portion of data of a page at a memory speed, the non-volatile storage units storing the data from the input buffer within a memory write time; a plurality of interface buffers; an input bus having an input bus speed which is faster than the memory speed, the input bus being coupled to the plurality of interface buffers; a bus system, connecting each of the plurality of interface buffers to the non-volatile storage units of a column in each of the plurality of banks, supplying data from the plurality of interface buffers to the inputs of the non-volatile storage units at the memory speed.

Inventors: Nolan; Shari J. (San Jose, CA), Nespor; Jeffery S. (Pleasanton, CA), Harris, Jr.; George W. (Mountain View, CA), Dancer; Norman S. (San Jose, CA), Groff; Everett E. (San Jose, CA), Frandeen; James W. (Soquel, CA), Triplett; Gregory Scott (Pleasanton, CA)

Assignee: Dell Products, LP

International Classification: G06F 13/16 (20060101); G06F 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/04/2019