Patent Number: 6,401,186

Title: Continuous burst memory which anticipates a next requested start address

Abstract: A system is described which uses a burst access memory and a memory controller to anticipate the memory address to be used in future data read operations as requested by a microprocessor. Either the memory controller or the memory device initiates a burst read operation starting at a memory address generated thereby. The microprocessor can, therefore, wait to initiate a data read without suffering a time delay.

Inventors: Blodgett; Greg A. (Nampa, ID)

Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 13/28 (20060101); G06F 12/02 (20060101); G06F 13/20 (20060101); G06F 012/06 ()

Expiration Date: 06/04/2019