Asymmetric error correction and flash-memory rewriting using polar codes
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Techniques are disclosed for generating codes for representation of data in memory devices that may avoid the block erasure operation in changing data values. Data values comprising binary digits (bits) can be encoded and decoded using the generated codes, referred to as codewords, such that the codewords may comprise a block erasure-avoiding code, in which the binary digits of a data message m can be encoded such that the encoded data message can be stored into multiple memory cells of a data device and, once a memory cell value is changed from a first logic value to a second logic value, the value of the memory cell may remain at the second logic value, regardless of subsequently received messages, until a block erasure operation on the memory cell. Similarly, a received data message comprising an input codeword, in which source data values of multiple binary digits have been encoded with the disclosed block erasure-avoiding code, can be decoded in the data device to recover an estimated source data message.
En Gad, Eyal; Li, Yue; Kliewer, Joerg; Langberg, Michael; Jiang, Anxiao; Bruck, Jehoshua (2019). Asymmetric error correction and flash-memory rewriting using polar codes. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from