Image Number 7 for United States Patent #7075817.
A memory including reference cells is provided. The memory has address decoding circuitry and an array of memory cells that are non-volatile and re-writable. Each memory cell has a two terminal memory plug that is capable of experiencing a change in resistance. Sensing circuitry compares activated memory cells to a reference level. The reference level is typically generated by at least one reference cell that can be selected at the same time the memory cell is selected.