Imported: 23 Feb '17 | Published: 22 Oct '02
USPTO - Utility Patents
A three-dimensional memory module in a repetitively used pedestal connector provides signal paths unique and common to the module at its level and signal paths from the level below unique to and common to modules at levels above. In order to provide a unique signal path from a substrate to each memory module, while using identical pedestal connectors at each level, signal lines are skewed from where they enter the bottom surface of the pedestal connector to where they exit the top surface. For example, each input in a line of inputs is connected to a matching line of outputs, but with a shift of one position between input and output.
The foregoing and other features and advantages of the invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings. In the drawings, like reference numbers generally indicate identical, functionally similar, and/or structurally similar elements. Also in the figures, the left most digit of each reference number corresponds to the figure in which the reference number is first used.
1. A three-dimensional array of modules comprising in combination:
2. A three-dimensional array of modules comprising in combination:
3. A three-dimensional array of modules comprising in combination: