Rank modulation for flash memories Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • We explore a novel data representation scheme for multi-level flash memory cells, in which a set of n cells stores information in the permutation induced by the different charge levels of the individual cells. The only allowed charge-placement mechanism is a dasiapush-to-the-toppsila operation which takes a single cell of the set and makes it the top-charged cell. The resulting scheme eliminates the need for discrete cell levels, as well as overshoot errors, when programming cells. We present unrestricted Gray codes spanning all possible n-cell states and using only dasiapush-to-the-toppsila operations, and also construct balanced Gray codes. We also investigate optimal rewriting schemes for translating arbitrary input alphabet into n-cell states which minimize the number of programming operations.

publication date

  • January 1, 2008