Date: November 6, 2019 / 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET
Presented By: Neil MacLeod and Marty Bijman

Internal Probing, Waveform Analysis, and More

The widespread adoption and expansion of data centers has driven the SSD market to a period of high competition and high innovation, particularly in the areas of controllers and NAND flash memory devices.

TechInsights uses custom IC circuit reverse engineering and probing methods on various planar and 3D MLC and TLC NAND flash memory devices to uncover and analyze the internal mechanisms that comprise the major operational functions.

In this presentation, we will examine some of the areas of innovation in NAND Flash and SSD devices and provide an overview of the various testing methods we apply to analyze these innovations. This information is useful in supporting patents and finding evidence of use. Topics discussed will include:

  • Architecture and functionality changes between 3D NAND and planar NAND, and the examination of resulting changes in waveform algorithms
  • More complex waveforms designed to achieve further precision on memory bit programming while minimizing durations
  • System level changes designed to accommodate both a growing number of pages per block from 3D NAND, and further enhancement of drive performance when storing at TLC or denser bits per cell

This presentation is being offered as part of our Technology and Intellectual Property Seminars (TIPS) program.  TIPS is a lunch and learn series, designed for lawyers, law firms, and IP professionals to increase awareness of different facets of patent management, assertion, and defense from a technology perspective.


November 6, 2019

3:00pm to 4:00pm ET

Duration 1 Hour

About The Hosts

Experts who will be conducting this webinar

Neil MacLeod

Neil MacLeod


Neil MacLeod has extensive experience leading design teams performing multiple roles from schematic capture to embedded software design.

Neil has mined and assessed thousands of patents in the Systems domain ranging from SSD and CPU architecture level patents to media processing and server and web application software related patents. He has also used his chip and board-level design experience to analyze and reverse engineer devices.

Martin Bijman

Martin Bijman

Director, IP Products, SMT

Martin Bijman is director, intellectual property products at TechInsights, where he is responsible for ensuring customers receive the highest value products and services to help achieve their IP goals. Martin previously worked at Chipworks for more than ten years.


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