Memory devices with selectable access type and methods using the same

CAFC
  • US 5,654,932 A
  • Filed: 10/04/1995
  • Issued: 08/05/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/04/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A memory comprising:

  • an array of rows and columns of memory cells;

    row decoder circuitry for selecting a said row in said array for access;

    first column decoder circuitry for selecting a location within a first group of said columns along said selected row;

    second column decoder circuitry for selecting for access a location within a second group of said columns along said selected row; and

    control circuitry operable during a selected random cycle to initiate a page access through a selected one of said first and second column decoder circuitry and a random access through another one of said first and second column decoder circuitry.

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