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Abstract?A general analysis of conventional high-speed, linearpassive, binary, READ-only stores is performed by the application of the scattering-matrix formalism. It is found that for a broad class of cases, which include most READ-only stores that have been discussed in the literature, the maximum transmission of power from a word driver to a sense amplifier is one divided by the number of bits stored in the memory. Other types of stores are considered that do not suffer from such a severe power degradation, but these appear to be pattern-sensitive.
Index Terms?Limits of operation, linear-passive memory, READ-Only stores, scattering-matrix formalism, sneak paths.

R. Gamblin, "An Analysis of High-Speed, Linear-Passive Binary, Read-Only Stores," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 17, no. , pp. 889-893, 1968.
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