In recent years applications such as mp3 players, SSD, digital cameras and video camcorders have driven the development of increasingly higher density NAND memories. In the presented 3b/cell memory the read and programming throughputs are been enhanced with the adoption of a quad-plane architecture and an industry standard even-odd bitline (BL) decoding scheme. The architecture, while featuring same page size of 16KB as recently disclosed ABL architectures [3,4], avoids the shortcomings such an ABL scheme exhibits in programming mode due to floating-gate-to–floating-gate coupling. The chip features both the newly developed synchronous DDR interface and the standard, asynchronous NAND flash interface. A 66-cell string is adopted to optimize the die size at 126mm.