Primary Examiner—-John W. Cabeca
Assistant Examiner—Felix B. Lee
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor &
A flash EEPROM memory device including a memory array having a plurality of blocks of flash EEPROM memory cells arranged to be accessed in rows and columns, a query memory storing data defining characteristics of the flash storage device, and a register interface for receiving data and commands addressed to the blocks of flash EEPROM memory devices and generating signals for affecting the purpose of the commands in the device, the interface including a command register for receiving commands and a plurality of registers for providing the data stored in the query memory as output.
13 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets