Comparing Micron N25Q128A with Macronix MX25L12835F

APPLICATION NOTE
Comparing Micron N25Q128A with Macronix MX25L12835F
1. Introduction
This application note serves as a guide to compare Micron N25Q128A with Macronix
MX25L12835F 3V 128Mb SPI flash. The document does not provide detailed information on
each individual device, but highlights the similarities and differences between them. The
comparison covers the general features, performance, command codes, and other differences.
If common features are used in standard traditional modes, they may need only minimal
software modification..
The information provided in this document is based on datasheets listed in Section 9. Newer
versions of the datasheets may override the contents of this document.
1. Features
Table 1-1: Feature Comparison
Feature
Macronix MX25L12835F
Micron N25Q128A
VCC Voltage Range
2.7V-3.6V
2.7V-3.6V
Normal Read Clock Frequency
50MHz
54MHz
(1)
Maximum Clock Frequency
133MHz
108MHz
Configurable Dummy Cycle
YES
YES
Sector Size
4KB/32KB/64KB
4KB/64KB
Program Buffer Size
256Byte
256Byte
Security OTP
512Byte
64Byte
Program/Erase Suspend & Resume
YES
YES
Wrap Around Read Mode
YES
YES
(3)
XIP / Performance Enhanced Mode
YES
YES
(3)
XIP / Performance Enhanced Mode Set at Power-on
YES
Fast Boot Mode
YES
Adjustable Output Drivers
YES
YES
S/W Reset Command
YES
YES
HOLD#/RESET# Pin
Reset#
Hold#/Reset#
Block Protection Mode (BP bits)
Top/Bottom
Top/Bottom
(2)
Individual Sector Protection (Volatile)
YES
YES
Individual Sector Protection (Non-Volatile)
YES
Password Protection option
YES
Deep Power Down
YES
Program/Erase Cycles
100K
100K
Notes:
1. Maximum clock frequency with 10 dummy cycles.
2: Please see App Note section 4-4 for detailed comparison of Individual Sector Protection.
3. Macronix supports 1-4-4 and 4-4-4 mode XIP; Micron supports XIP in all fast read modes.
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Table 1-2: Read Performance
Macronix MX25L12835F
I/O Mode
Fast Read
(1-1-1)
Dual Output (DREAD)
(1-1-2)
Dual I/O (2READ)
(1-2-2)
Dual Peripheral Interface
(2-2-2)
Quad Output (QREAD)
(1-1-4)
Quad I/O (4READ)
(1-4-4)
Quad Peripheral Interface (QPI)
(4-4-4)
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Micron N25Q128A
Default
Dummy
Cycles
Max Speed
@ Default
Dummy Cycles
Max Speed
10 Dummy
Cycles
Default
Dummy
Cycles
Max Speed
@ Default
Dummy Cycles
Max Speed
10 Dummy
Cycles
8
104MHz
133MHz
8
108MHz
108MHz
8
104MHz
133MHz
8
108MHz
108MHz
4
84MHz
133MHz
8
108MHz
108MHz
-
-
-
9
108MHz
108MHz
8
104MHz
133MHz
8
108MHz
108MHz
6
84MHz
133MHz
10
108MHz
108MHz
6
84MHz
133MHz
11
108MHz
108MHz
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3. Package and Pinout
Table 3-1: Packages
Packages
8-WSON (6x5mm)
8-WSON (8x6mm)
8-SOP (209mil)
16-SOP (300mil)
24-TFBGA (5x5 grid)
Macronix MX25L12835F
YES
YES
YES
YES
(1)
Micron N25Q128A
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
Note
1. This package may be available in the MX25L12855FXD family. Please contact Macronix for availability.
Table 3-2: Pin Definition Comparison
Package
Macronix
/ Pin#
MX25L12835F
8-SOP and 8-WSON
Micron
N25Q128A
Comments
Pin #3
WP#/SIO2
W#/ VPP /DQ2
Macronix does not support VPP.
Pin #7
RESET#/SIO3
HOLD#/DQ3
HOLD# not supported by Macronix.
Dedicated Micron part numbers offer RESET# instead of HOLD#.
DNU#/SIO3
HOLD#/DQ3
HOLD# not supported by Macronix. Dedicated Micron part numbers
offer RESET# instead of HOLD#.
16-SOP
Pin #1
Pin #4,
5, 6,
11, 12,
Pin #3
NC
DNU
DNU means “Do Not Use”
RESET#
DNU
DNU means “Do Not Use”. RESET# has an internal pull-up and
may be left unconnected.
Pin #9
WP#/SIO2
W#/ VPP /DQ2
Macronix does not support VPP.
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4. Performance
Table 4-1: AC Parameter Comparison
Clock High Time
Clock Low Time
Symbol
Macronix
Micron
tCH
tCH
tCL
tCL
Clock Low to Output Valid
tCLQV
tCLQV
Data In Setup Time
Data In Hold Time
Page Program Time
(256 Bytes)
tDVCH
tCHDX
tDVCH
tCHDX
tPP
tPP
Erase 4KB Subsector/Sector
tSSE
tSE
Erase 32KB Sector
tBE32
-
Erase 64KB Sector/Block
tBE
tSE
Bulk Erase / Chip Erase
tCE
tBE
Parameter
Condition
min
min
max @10pF
max @15pF
max @30pF
min
min
typ
max
typ
max
typ
max
typ
max
typ
max
Macronix
MX25L12835F
3.3ns
3.3ns
6ns
8ns
2ns
3ns
0.6ms
3ms
43ms
200ms
190ms
1s
340ms
2s
72s
160s
Micron
N25Q128A
4ns
4ns
5ns
7ns
2ns
3ns
0.5ms
5ms
250ms
800ms
700ms
3s
170s
250s
Macronix
MX25L12835F
+/- 2uA
15uA
60uA
Micron
N25Q128A
+/- 2uA
100uA
-
20mA
20mA
-
15mA
-
Table 4-2: DC Parameter Comparison
Leakage Current
Symbol
Macronix
Micron
ILI/ILO
ILI/ILO
Standby Current
ISB1
Parameter
VCC Read Current
(Fast Read)
VCC Program Current
VCC Write Status Register
Current
VCC Erase Current
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ICC1
ICC1
ICC3
Condition
max
typ
max
max @ 108MHz
(Quad I/O)
max @ 104MHz
(Quad I/O)
max @ 84MHz
ICC2
ICC4
max @ 54MHz
max
25mA
6mA
20mA
ICC3
ICC5
max
20mA
20mA
ICC4,5
ICC6
max
25mA
20mA
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5. Command Code
Table 5-1: Command Code Comparison
Instruction
Type
Read ID
Read
Write
Register
OTP
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Read Identification
Read Electronic Manufacturer ID & Signature
Read Data Bytes
Read Data Bytes at Higher Speed
Dual Output Fast Read
Dual Input/Output Fast Read
Quad Output Fast Read
Quad Input/Output Fast Read
Macronix
MX25L12835F
9Fh
90h
03h
0Bh
3Bh
BBh
6Bh
EBh
Micron
N25Q128A
9Eh/9Fh
03h
0Bh
3Bh
BBh
6Bh
EBh
RDSFDP
Read Serial Flash Discoverable Parameters
5Ah
5Ah
WREN
WRDI
PP
4PP
SE
BE 32K
SE 64K
CE
RDSR
RDCR
WRSR
RDSCUR
WRSCUR
RFSR
CLFSR
ENSO
EXSO
ROTP
POTP
Write Enable
Write Disable
Page Program
Dual Input Fast Program (1-1-2)
Dual I/O Fast Program (1-2-2)
Quad Input Fast Program (1-1-4)
Quad Page Program (1-4-4)
Sector Erase 4KB
Block Erase 32KB
Block Erase 64KB
Chip Erase
Read Status Register
Read Configuration Register
Write Status Register
Read Security Register
Write Security Register
Read Flag Status Register
Clear Flag Status Register
Read Non-volatile Configuration Register
Write Non-volatile Configuration Register
Read Volatile Configuration Register
Write Volatile Configuration Register
Read Enhance Volatile Configuration Register
Write Enhance Volatile Configuration Register
Enter Secured OTP
Exit Secured OTP
Read OTP Area
Program OTP Area
06h
04h
02h
38h
20h
52h
D8h
60 or C7h
05h
15h
01h
2Bh
2Fh
B1h
C1h
-
06h
04h
02h
A2h
D2h
32h
12h
20h
D8h
C7h
05h
01h
70h
50h
B5h
B1h
85h
81h
65h
61h
4Bh
42h
Instruction
Description
RDID
REMS
READ
FAST_READ
DOFR
DIOFR
QOFR
QIOFR
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Table 5-1: Command Code Comparison - Continued
Instruction
Type
QPI
Others
Instruction
EQIO
RSTQIO
QPIID
PGM/ERS Suspend
PGM/ERS Resume
RSTEN
RST
DP
RDP
WPSEL
Description
Enable QPI
Reset (Exit) QPI
QPI ID Read
Program or Erase Suspend
Program or Erase Resume
Reset Enable
Reset Memory
Deep Power Down
Release From Deep Power Down
Write Protect Selection (OTP)
Macronix
MX25L12835F
35h
F5h
AFh
B0h
30h
66h
99h
B9h
ABh
68h
Micron
N25Q128A
AFh
75h
7Ah
66h
99h
-
6. Manufacturer and Device ID
ID Type
Macronix MX25L12835F
C2h
Micron N25Q128A
20h
Memory Type
20h
BAh
Memory Capacity
18h
N/A
18h
17 Bytes
Manufacturer ID
Device ID
Unique ID
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9. References
Table 9-1 shows the datasheet versions used for comparison in this application note. For the
most current, detailed Macronix specification, please refer to the Macronix Website at
http://www.macronix.com.
Table 9-1: Datasheet Version
Datasheet
Location
Date Issued
Version
MX25L12835F
Macronix Website
DEC. 26, 2012
1.1
n25q_128mb_3V_65nm
Micron Website
APR. 2013
O
10. Appendix
Table 10-1 shows the basic part number and package information cross reference between
Macronix MX25L12835F and Micron N25Q128 parts.
Table 10-1: Part Number Cross Reference
Macronix Part No.
MX25L12835FM2I-10G
MX25L12835FM2I-10G
MX25L12835FM2I-10G
MX25L12835FM2I-10G
MX25L12835FMI-10G
MX25L12835FMI-10G
MX25L12835FMI-10G
MX25L12835FMI-10G
MX25L12835FMI-10G
MX25L12835FMI-10G
MX25L12835FZNI-10G
MX25L12835FZNI-10G
MX25L12835FZNI-10G
MX25L12835FZNI-10G
MX25L12835FZ2I-10G
MX25L12835FZ2I-10G
MX25L12835FZ2I-10G
MX25L12835FZ2I-10G
MX25L12835FZ2I-10G
MX25L12835FZ2I-10G
Micron Part No.
N25Q128A13ESE40
N25Q128A23ESE40
N25Q128A33ESE40
N25Q128A43ESE40
N25Q128A13ESF40
N25Q128A23ESF40
N25Q128A33ESF40
N25Q128A43ESF40
N25Q128A13BSF40
N25Q128A23BSF40
N25Q128A13EF740
N25Q128A23EF740
N25Q128A33EF740
N25Q128A43EF740
N25Q128A13EF840
N25Q128A23EF840
N25Q128A33EF840
N25Q128A43EF840
N25Q128A13BF840
N25Q128A23BF840
Package
8-SOP
8-SOP
8-SOP
8-SOP
16-SOP
16-SOP
16-SOP
16-SOP
16-SOP
16-SOP
8-WSON
8-WSON
8-WSON
8-WSON
8-WSON
8-WSON
8-WSON
8-WSON
8-WSON
8-WSON
Dimension
209 mil
209 mil
209 mil
209 mil
300 mil
300 mil
300 mil
300 mil
300 mil
300 mil
6 x 5 mm
6 x 5 mm
6 x 5 mm
6 x 5 mm
8 x 6 mm
8 x 6 mm
8 x 6 mm
8 x 6 mm
8 x 6 mm
8 x 6 mm
Note
Hold# pin, Micron XIP
Hold# pin, basic XIP
Reset# pin, Micron XIP
Reset# pin, basic XIP
Hold# pin, Micron XIP
Hold# pin, basic XIP
Reset# pin, Micron XIP
Reset# pin, basic XIP
Hold# pin, Micron XIP
Hold# pin, basic XIP
Hold# pin, Micron XIP
Hold# pin, basic XIP
Reset# pin, Micron XIP
Reset# pin, basic XIP
Hold# pin, Micron XIP
Hold# pin, basic XIP
Reset# pin, Micron XIP
Reset# pin, basic XIP
Hold# pin, Micron XIP
Hold# pin, basic XIP
11. Revision History
Revision
Description
Date
1.0
Initial Release
June 6, 2013
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