Flash EEPROM system with simultaneous multiple data sector programming and storage of physical block characteristics in other designated blocks

  • US 7,646,666 B2
  • Filed: 03/12/2009
  • Issued: 01/12/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/17/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A memory system, comprising:

  • at least two groups of re-programmable non-volatile memory cells, wherein the memory cells of the at least two groups are divided into a number of blocks of memory cells that are individually operable to store a given quantity of data, a plurality of the blocks of memory cells being designated to store user data,a memory controller; and

    a record stored in the memory system that contains non-overlapping ranges of logical addresses of the designated blocks of memory cells within each of the at least two groups, thereby to allow the controller to determine, from a received logical block address, one of the at least two groups in which a corresponding designated block of memory cells is located and the address of the corresponding designated block of memory cells within the determined group.

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