ZMOS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
|ZMOS TECHNOLOGY, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20120201085||LOW POWER MEMORY CONTROL CIRCUITS AND METHODS - Circuits and methods for suppressing integrated circuit leakage currents are described. Many of these circuits and methods are particularly well-suited for use in dynamic memory circuits. Examples describe the use of power, ground, or both and power and ground source transistors used for generating virtual voltages. An aspect of the invention describes lowering refresh current. An aspect describes reducing the standby current. An aspect of the invention describes lowering leakage resulting from duplicated circuits, such as row decoders and word line drivers. An aspect describes methods of performing early wake-up of source transistors. A number of source transistor control mechanisms are taught. Circuit layouts methods are taught for optimizing integrated circuit layouts using the source transistors.||08-09-2012|
|20090154278||MEMORY DEVICE WITH SELF-REFRESH OPERATIONS - An apparatus and method for reducing power consumption within dynamic memory devices having internal self-refresh circuitry. The circuits for generating isolator control (ISO), pre-decoded row address (PXID) and/or word enable (WE) signals are configured in response to receipt of self-refresh and refresh counter signals to output different timing and sequencing when in self-refresh mode than when in normal mode of the memory device. Conventionally, ISO signals are controlled from a block selection circuit which also controls bit line equalization (BLEQ) and sense amplifier enable (SAPN). While in conventional circuits the PXID and WE signals are generated in response to the output of the address decoder and thus have a fixed timing in relation to the output of the address decoder. The use of different timing and sequencing can lower power consumption, such as by outputting fewer signal transitions per block during self-refresh.||06-18-2009|
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