High density, high speed random access read-write memory

  • US 3,940,747 A
  • Filed: 08/02/1973
  • Issued: 02/24/1976
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/02/1973
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A random access memory device which comprises, in combination:

  • a. a data input terminal,b. a data output terminal,c. a matrix of memory storage cells arranged in rows and columns,d. a plurality of sense and refresh amplifier means, one located in the center of each of said columns of storage cells, each amplifier means having a data line associated therewith and connected to each storage cell in the associated column, a portion of each data line being positioned on each side of the amplifier means, each amplifier means including two dummy storage cells, each dummy storage cell being directly coupled to a different one of the said portions of each data line,e. address input means for providing a row select signal and a column select signal,f. read/write means for determining whether a read or a write function is to be performed,g. said cells being responsive to a selected row address signal and a read signal on said read means to place an indication of the data stored in each storage cell of said on the associated data line for all of the amplifier means,h. means responsive to a selected column address signal to read out from the amplifier means associated with said selected column onto said row output terminal, to provide a read-out operation,i. means responsive to a write signal to couple data from said data input terminal to said data line of the amplifier means associated with said column address signal, means responsive to said row address signal to cause said data at said line associated with said amplifier means to be stored in the storage cell in the selected column corresponding to said column address, and means responsive to said write signal to inhibit read-out to said data output terminal, , andj. the sense and refresh amplifier means functioning to restore data read-out from the storage cells to the data lines at full logic levels when read back into the respective cells.

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