Micron Technology‘s patent enables a host system to send notifications based on address mapping entry misses in a memory sub-system, allowing for updates of address mapping entries. The system includes a memory device and processing device for efficient data management. GlobalData’s report on Micron Technology gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Micron Technology, 3D memory devices was a key innovation area identified from patents. Micron Technology's grant share as of April 2024 was 70%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Notification system for updating address mapping entries on host system

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Micron Technology Inc

The granted patent (Publication Number: US11971816B2) describes a host system with a memory device storing a local copy of address mapping data and a processing device that generates data requests based on this data. The system sends these requests to a memory sub-system and checks if the mapping matches a related entry in a remote copy stored on the memory sub-system. If a match is found, the local copy is updated based on the remote copy.

Furthermore, the patent includes claims for a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium with instructions for generating data requests, sending copies of address mapping entries, and updating local copies based on remote copies. Additionally, a method is described for a memory sub-system to determine if a remote copy of address mapping data is stored on a host system, check for data requests, compare mappings, and send notifications based on the comparison results. The method can be performed during or after a garbage collection process on memory units associated with logical memory addresses, and it includes responding to requests for updated copies of the address mapping data from the host system.

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