Flash Memories, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9400760825
  • ISBN-13: 9789400760820
  • DDC: 621.39732
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 268 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This book introduces a model-based quantitative performance indicator methodology applicable for performance, cost and reliability optimization of non-volatile memories. Flash memories is used to introduce and apply the methodology. It has been developed by the author based on an industrial 2-bit to 4-bit per cell flash development project. For the first time, design and cost aspects of 3D integration of flash memory are treated. Cell, array, performance and reliability effects of flash memories are introduced and analyzed. Key performance parameters are derived to handle the flash complexity. A performance and array memory model is developed and a set of performance indicators characterizing architecture, cost and durability is defined. Flash memories are selected to apply the Performance Indicator Methodology to quantify design and technology innovation. A graphical representation based on trend lines is introduced to support a requirement-based product development process. The methodology is applied to demonstrate the importance of hidden memory parameters for a successful product and system development roadmap. Flash Memories offers an opportunity to enhance understanding of product development topics such as: Reliability optimization of flash memories is all about threshold voltage margin understanding and definition; Product performance parameter are analyzed in-depth in all aspects in relation to the threshold voltage operation window; Technical characteristics are translated into quantitative performance indicators; Performance indicators are applied to identify and quantify product and technology innovation within adjacent areas to fulfill the application requirements with an overall cost optimized solution; Cost, density, performance and durability values are combined into a common factor – performance indicator - which fulfills the application requirements.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Abbreviations and Symbols.
Recent Publications by the Author.
1: Introduction.
2: Fundamentals of Non-Volatile Memories.
3: Performance Figures of Non-Volatile Memories.
4: Fundamentals of Reliability for Flash Memories.
5: Memory Based System Development and Optimization.
6: Memory Optimization: Key Performance Indicator Methodology.
7: System Optimization Based on Performance Indicator Models.
8: Conclusion and Outlook.