Power management block for use in a non-volatile memory system

  • US 7,181,611 B2
  • Filed: 10/14/2003
  • Issued: 02/20/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/28/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for utilizing a memory system, the memory system including a non-volatile memory, the non-volatile memory including at least one reserved memory area, the method comprising:

  • providing power to the memory system;

    determining when the memory system has previously undergone a substantially normal power down process;

    performing a first process on the non-volatile memory when it is determined that the memory system has not previously undergone a normal power down process, the first process being arranged to ready the non-volatile memory for use; and

    substantially enabling the non-volatile memory to be used when it is determined that the memory system has previously undergone a normal power down process.

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