An architecture for a nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM) suitable for high-density applications is described. In the cell, a dynamic RAM cell is merged into an EEPROM cell. A capacitor is constructed between the control gate and the drain diffusion layer of the FLOTOX-type EEPROM memory cell. The equivalent circuit in the dynamic RAM mode consists of two transistors and a capacitor, which eliminates a dummy cell. A dynamic RAM sense amplifier is used in both modes, and it works as a data latch when data are transferred between the dynamic RAM and the EEPROM. The process of the NVRAM is compatible with ordinary EEPROMs.
|Journal||IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits|
|Publication status||Published - 1987 Feb|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering