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Method for programming a flash memory

United States Patent

August 23, 2016
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A method of programming a flash memory is described. The method includes partitioning a flash memory into a first group having a first level of write-protection, a second group having a second level of write-protection, and a third group having a third level of write-protection. The write-protection of the second and third groups is disabled using an installation adapter. The third group is programmed using a Software Installation Device.
Brosky; Alexander R. (Cranberry Township, PA), Locke; William N. (Finleyville, PA), Maher; Conrado M. (Pittsburgh, PA)
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
14/ 187,425
February 24, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with U.S. Government support under N00024-08-C-2103 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.