Patent Number: 7,272,029

Title: Transition-encoder sense amplifier

Abstract: A sense amplifier transition encodes an output signal onto a bus such that the bus signal only transitions when a sensed bit line has a state different from the state of a previously sensed bit line. The sense amplifier includes a storage element that changes state when the bus signal is asserted. The output of the sense amplifier is conditionally inverted based on the state of the storage element.

Inventors: Hsu; Steven K. (Oswego, OR), Krishnamurthy; Ram K. (Portland, OR), Anders; Mark A. (Hillsboro, OR)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G11C 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-09-18 0:00:00