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The coupling between a bit line and its adjacent sense line in a word-organized memory array is a phenomenon of considerable concern to the memory designer. In many cases, the bit noise induced in the sense line during a WRITE cycle is sufficiently large to saturate and block the sensitive sense amplifier if steps are not taken to minimize the effects of the bit-sense coupling. This Communication presents a method for directing this noise away from the input terminals of the sense amplifier by utilizing the inherently directional properties of the coupling between two parallel transmission lines
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