|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||365/226 ; 365/227|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 72 인용 특허 : 9|
An apparatus and method for dynamically placing portions of a memory in a reduced power consumption state. Requests to access a memory that includes a plurality of rows of memory components are received. One or more of the plurality of rows of memory components are placed in a reduced power consumption state based on the requests while one or more other rows of the plurality of rows are accessed.
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A method for reducing the power-consumption of a system memory comprising a plurality of units of memory components that may independently one from another be placed in a reduced power-consumption state, wherein:a separate clock enable signal is provided to each of said plurality of units of memory components;respective idle or active states of each of said memory components are tracked based on requests by a requesting agent to access the respective memory components;the power-consumption of units of memory components is redu...