Patent Number: 7,103,734

Title: System and method for identifying empty locations in a scrambled memory

Abstract: A system includes a memory operable to store scrambled data at a plurality of memory locations. The system also includes an empty detector operable to determine whether a specified memory location is empty using contents of the specified memory location. The contents of the specified memory location are not descrambled for use by the empty detector in determining whether the specified memory location is empty.

Inventors: Getzin; Lawrence D. (Falmouth, ME), Fensore; David J. (New Gloucester, ME)

Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 12/00 (20060101); G06F 13/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018