Patent Number: 7,827,348

Title: High performance flash memory devices (FMD)

Abstract: High performance flash memory devices (FMD) are described. According to one exemplary embodiment of the invention, a high performance FMD includes an I/O interface, a FMD controller, and at least one non-volatile memory module along with corresponding at least one channel controller. The I/O interface is configured to connect the high performance FMD to a host computing device The FMD contoller is configured to control data transfer (e.g., data reading, data writing/programming, and data erasing) operations between the host computing device and the non-volatile memory module. The at least one non-volatile memory module, comprising one or more non-volatile memory chips, is configured as a secondary storage for the host computing device. The at least one channel controller is configured to ensure proper and efficient data transfer between a set of data buffers located in the FMD controller and the at least one non-volatile memory module.

Inventors: Lee; Charles C. (Cupertino, CA), Yu; I-Kang (Palo Alto, CA), Chow; David Q. (San Jose, CA), Ma; Abraham Chih-Kang (Fremont, CA), Shen; Ming-Shiang (Taipei Hsien, TW)

Assignee: Super Talent Electronics, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 12/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00