parasitic current

parasitic current

[¦par·ə¦sid·ik ′kə·rənt]
(electricity)
An eddy current in a piece of electrical machinery; gives rise to energy losses.
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iii) During read operation, the signal current containing parasitic current is subtracted from the dummy parasitic current ( referred to "dummy cell current subtraction").
A parasitic current is released over the unselected cell during read operation, becoming the noise current against the signal current of the selected cell.
The electrical part benefits from the high level of integration and specific control of parasitic currents made possible by the Silicon-On-Insulator technology in the company's proprietary BCD(3) manufacturing process.