Inside NAND Flash Memories

  • Rino Micheloni
  • Luca Crippa
  • Alessia Marelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. R. Micheloni, A. Marelli, S. Commodaro
    Pages 19-53
  3. Christoph Friederich
    Pages 55-88
  4. C. Zambelli, A. Chimenton, P. Olivo
    Pages 89-113
  5. Alessandro Grossi
    Pages 115-129
  6. A. Marelli, R. Micheloni, R. Ravasio
    Pages 131-159
  7. Andrea Silvagni
    Pages 161-196
  8. L. Crippa, R. Micheloni
    Pages 197-233
  9. L. Crippa, R. Micheloni
    Pages 235-260
  10. L. Crippa, R. Micheloni
    Pages 261-298
  11. R. Micheloni, L. Crippa
    Pages 299-327
  12. R. Micheloni, A. Marelli
    Pages 329-351
  13. A. Marelli, R. Micheloni
    Pages 353-392
  14. T. Zhang, A. Marelli, R. Micheloni
    Pages 393-422
  15. Andrea Silvagni
    Pages 423-453
  16. R. Micheloni, L. Crippa
    Pages 455-482
  17. A. Ghilardelli, S. Corno
    Pages 483-513
  18. K. Takeuchi
    Pages 515-536
  19. M. Bagatin, G. Cellere, S. Gerardin, A. Paccagnella
    Pages 537-571
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 573-582

About this book


Digital photography, MP3, digital video, etc. make extensive use of NAND-based Flash cards as storage media.

To realize how much NAND Flash memories pervade every aspect of our life, just imagine how our recent habits would change if the NAND memories suddenly disappeared. To take a picture it would be necessary to find a film (as well as a traditional camera…), disks or even magnetic tapes would be used to record a video or to listen a song, and a cellular phone would return to be a simple mean of communication rather than a multimedia console.

The development of NAND Flash memories will not be set down on the mere evolution of personal entertainment systems since a new killer application can trigger a further success: the replacement of Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) with Solid State Drives (SSDs).

SSD is made up by a microcontroller and several NANDs. As NAND is the technology driver for IC circuits, Flash designers and technologists have to deal with a lot of challenges. Therefore, SSD (system) developers must understand Flash technology in order to exploit its benefits and countermeasure its weaknesses.

Inside NAND Flash Memories is a comprehensive guide of the NAND world: from circuits design (analog and digital) to Flash reliability (including radiation effects), from testing issues to high-performance (DDR) interface, from error correction codes to NAND applications like Flash cards and SSDs.


Electronic Devices Flash Memories NAND Memories Solid State Circuits integrated circuit single-electron transistor static-induction transistor

Authors and affiliations

  • Rino Micheloni
    • 1
  • Luca Crippa
    • 2
  • Alessia Marelli
    • 3
  1. 1.Integrated Devices TechnologyAgrate BrianzaItaly
  2. 2.Forward InsightsNorth YorkCanada
  3. 3.Integrated Device TechnologyAgrate BrianzaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9430-8
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9431-5
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