Comparing Spansion S29GL-P with Macronix MX29GL-E

APPLICATION NOTE
Comparing Spansion® S29GL_P with Macronix MX29GL_E
1. Introduction
Macronix offers MX29GL_E high performance parallel flash in densities from 32Mb to 512Mb.
MX29GL_E and Spansion S29GL_P devices have similar features, performance, and command
codes, but there are differences. This application note highlights these differences so that the
system designer can accommodate them if necessary when migrating from Spansion S29GL_P
devices to equivalent Macronix MX29GL_E parallel flash products.
The information in this document is based on datasheets listed in Section 11.
Newer versions of the datasheets may override the contents of this document.
2. Features
Both flash device families have similar features and functions as shown in Table 2-1.
Table 2-1: Feature Comparison
Feature
Macronix MX29GL_E
Spansion S29GL_P
Vcc voltage range
2.7V ~ 3.6V
2.7V ~ 3.6V
*1
2.7V ~ 3.6V (H/L type )
2.7V ~ 3.6V (01/02 type*1)
I/O voltage range
1.65V ~ 3.6V (U/D type*2)
1.65V ~ 3.6V (V1/V2 type*2)
Bus Width
x16 / x8
x16 / x8
Sector Size
128KB
128KB
Page Read buffer
8Words / 16Bytes
8Words / 16Bytes
Write buffer
32Words / 64Bytes
32Words / 64Bytes
WP# pin function
Highest/Lowest address sector Highest/Lowest address sector
Password (64bits)
Password (64bits)
Software Protected Mode
Solid Protection*3
Non-volatile Protection*3
OTP Security Region
128Words / 256Bytes
128Words / 256Bytes
Manufacture ID
C2h
01h
128Mb
227E/2221/2201
227E/2221/2201
Device ID
256Mb
227E/2222/2201
227E/2222/2201
512Mb
227E/2223/2201
227E/2223/2201
56-TSOP (14x20mm)
56-TSOP (14x20mm)
Package
64-LFBGA (11x13mm)
64-LFBGA (11x13mm)
Note:
1. Macronix ‘H/L’ is same as Spansion ‘01/02’ definition.
H / 01 type is “VI/O = Vcc = 2.7 ~ 3.6V, highest address sector protected.”
L / 02 type is “VI/O = Vcc = 2.7 ~ 3.6V, lowest address sector protected.”
2. Macronix ‘U/D’ is same as Spansion ‘V1/V2’ definition. Macronix: 128Mb~256Mb; Spansion: 128Mb~512Mb
U / V1 type is “VI/O = 1.65 ~ Vcc, Vcc = 2.7 ~ 3.6V, highest address sector protected.”
D / V2 type is “VI/O = 1.65 ~ Vcc, Vcc = 2.7 ~ 3.6V, lowest address sector protected.”
3. Solid Protection and Persistent Protection perform the same function.
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3. Performance
Table 3-1 shows MX29GL_E series and S29GL_P series Read/Write performance.
Table 3-1: Read Function Performance (Random Read and Page Read)
Read function
Macronix MX29GL_E
Spansion® S29GL_P
90ns (H/L type)
100ns (01/02 type)
128Mb
110ns (U/D type)
110ns (V1/V2 type)
Random Read
100ns (H/L type)
100ns (01/02 type)
256Mb
Access time
110ns (U/D type)
110ns (V1/V2 type)
110ns (01/02 type)
512Mb
110ns (H/L type) *
120ns (V1/V2 type)
25ns (H/L type )
Page Access time
25ns
30ns (U/D type)
Note:
1. Macronix 512Mb device only offers VI/O = Vcc (H/L type).
2. System needs to align read speed for compared
3. Align ‘wait state’ setting of the controller or SoC, if speed is critical factor in system.
Table 3-2: Write Function Performance (Program and Erase)
Write Function
Macronix MX29GL_E
Write Buffer Program time
200us
Word Program time
11us
Sector Erase time
0.6s
128Mb
64s
Chip Erase time
256Mb
128s
512Mb
256s
Write/Erase Cycles (Endurance)
100,000
Spansion® S29GL_P
480us
60us
0.5s
64s
128s
256s
100,000
Note:
1. All values shown in Table 3-2 are typical values.
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4. DC Characteristics
Both flash series characteristics are similar in primary features and functions. However, there
are minor differences in DC characteristics (Table 4-1). Designers should evaluate these
differences to determine if they would be a concern in their application.
Table 4-1: Read / Write Current
DC Characteristic
Read Current @ 5MHz
Page Read Current @ 33MHz
128Mb
Standby Current
256Mb
512Mb
128Mb
Deep Power Down
256Mb
Current
512Mb
Write Current
Macronix MX29GL_E
Spansion® S29GL_P
50mA
20mA
100uA
100uA
200uA
10uA (typ)
10uA (typ)
20uA (typ)
30mA
55mA
120mA
5uA
5uA
5uA
90mA
Note: All currents in Table 4-1 are maximum values unless otherwise indicated.
Generally, both have similar input and output voltage ranges, but there are some differences
which are highlighted in blue in Table 4-2 below. Designers should consider these differences
during system design.
Table 4-2: Input / Output Voltage
DC Characteristic
Macronix MX29GL_E
Very High Voltage
Input Low 128Mb/256Mb
Voltage
512Mb
Input High 128Mb/256Mb
Voltage
512Mb
Output Low Voltage
Output
128Mb/256Mb
High
512Mb
Voltage
9.5V ~ 10.5V*1
-0.1V (Min) / 0.3VI/O (Max)
-0.1V (Min) / 0.3VCC (Max)*2
0.7VI/O (Min) / VI/O+0.3V (Max)
0.7VCC (Min) / VCC+0.3V(Max)* 2
0.45V (Max)
0.85VI/O (Min)
0.85VCC (Min)*2
Spansion® S29GL_P
11.5V ~ 12.5V*1
-0.1V(Min) / 0.3VI/O(Max)
-0.1V(Min) / 0.3VI/O(Max)
0.7VI/O (Min) / VI/O+0.3V (Max)
0.7VI/O(Min) / VI/O+0.3V(Max)
0.15VI/O (Max)
0.85VI/O (Min)
0.85VI/O (Min)
Note:
1. The major difference is Very High Voltage range, which may damage the flash device if the maximum level is
exceeded.
2. Macronix 512Mb devices only offer VI/O = VCC option, the Input and Output Voltage are defined by VCC range.
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5. Hardware Consideration
The Macronix device has a similar footprint with the Spansion® device. Refer to the 56-TSOP
and 64-LFBGA diagrams in Figure 5-1.
Note: Macronix 512Mb devices are only available with the VI/O = Vcc option; VI/O = 1.65 ~ Vcc
is not supported.
Figure 5-1: Package and Pin Layout Comparison
56-TSOP (14x20mm)
A23
A22
A15
A14
A13
A12
A11
A10
A9
A8
A19
A20
WE#
RESET#
A21
WP#/ACC
RY/BY#
A18
A17
A7
A6
A5
A4
A3
A2
A1
NC
NC
1 NC on MX29GL128E
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
NC for MX29GL128E/256E 56
55
54
53
52
51
50
49
48
47
46
45
44
43
42
41
40
39
38
37
36
35
34
33
32
31
30
29
MX29GL_E
A24
NC
A16
BYTE#
GND
Q15/A-1
Q7
Q14
Q6
Q13
Q5
Q12
Q4
VCC
Q11
Q3
Q10
Q2
Q9
Q1
Q8
Q0
OE#
GND
CE#
A0
NC
VI/O
A23
A22
A15
A14
A13
A12
A11
A10
A9
A8
A19
A20
WE#
RESET#
A21
WP#/Acc
RY/BY#
A18
A17
A7
A6
A5
A4
A3
A2
A1
NC
NC
1 NC on S29GL128P
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
NC on S29GL128P/256P 56
55
54
53
52
51
50
49
48
47
46
45
44
43
42
41
40
39
38
37
36
35
34
33
32
31
30
29
S29GL_P
A24
RFU
A16
BYTE#
VSS
DQ15/A-1
DQ7
DQ14
DQ6
DQ13
DQ5
DQ12
DQ4
VCC
DQ11
DQ3
DQ10
DQ2
DQ9
DQ1
DQ8
DQ0
OE#
VSS
CE#
A0
NC
VI/O
Macronix GND (Pin 52, Pin 33) = Spansion VSS ( Pin 52, Pin 33)
64-LFBGA (11x13mm)
MX29GL_E
S29GL_P
8
NC
A22
A23
VIO
GND
A24
RFU
NC
8
NC
A22
A23
VIO
VSS
A24
NC
NC
7
A13
A12
A14
A15
A16
BYTE
#
Q15/
A-1
GND
7
A13
A12
A14
A15
A16
BYTE
#
Q15/
A-1
VSS
6
A9
A8
A10
A11
Q7
Q14
Q13
Q6
6
A9
A8
A10
A11
D7
D14
D13
D6
5
WE#
RESET#
A21
A19
Q5
Q12
VCC
Q4
5
WE#
RESET#
A21
A19
D5
D12
VCC
D4
4
RY/
BY#
WP#/
ACC
A18
A20
Q2
Q10
Q11
Q3
4
RY/
BY#
WP#/
Acc
A18
A20
D2
D10
D11
D3
3
A7
A17
A6
A5
Q0
Q8
Q9
Q1
3
A7
A17
A6
A5
D0
D8
D9
D1
2
A3
A4
A2
A1
A0
CE#
OE#
GND
2
A3
A4
A2
A1
A0
CE#
OE#
VSS
1
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
VIO
NC
NC
1
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
VIO
NC
NC
E
F
G
H
E
F
G
H
A
B
C
D
C8: NC on MX29GL128E
F8: NC on MX29GL128E/256E
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B
C
D
C8: NC on S29GL128P
F8: NC on S29GL128P/256P
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6. Software Considerations
Basic command sets and write-status checking methods are similar between both flash families.
The algorithm descriptions may be slightly different, but the concepts are the same.
6-1 Basic Command Table (Word Mode)
MX29GL_E and S29GL_P have the same basic command set. The Read operation and Write
command could be used directly without any modification. Table 6-1 below shows the command
set in Word mode.
Table 6-1: Basic Command Table
Write
Chip Sector
to
Erase Erase
Buffer
Program/
Erase
Suspend
Program/
Erase
Resume
555h
XXX
XXX
AAh
AAh
B0h
30h
2AAh
2AAh
2AAh
55h
55h
55h
55h
Addr
555h
SA*1
555h
555h
Data
A0h
25h
80h
80h
Addr
Addr
SA
555h
555h
Data
Data
N-1*2
AAh
AAh
Addr
WA*3
2AAh
2AAh
Data
WD*4
55h
55h
Addr
WBL*5
555h
SA
Data
WD
10h
30h
Command
Read Reset Program
1st
Bus
Cycle
2nd
Bus
Cycle
3rd
Bus
Cycle
4th
Bus
Cycle
5th
Bus
Cycle
6th
Bus
Cycle
Addr
Addr
XXX
555h
555h
555h
Data
Data
F0h
AAh
AAh
Addr
2AAh
Data
Note:
1. SA: Sector Address
2. N-1: Word Count
3. WA: Write Address
4. WD: Write Data
5. WBL: Write Buffer Location
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6-2 Write Status Checking Method
When a flash program/erase operation is in progress, either the “Polling Method” or “Toggle Bit
Method” may be used to monitor the operation. Both are standard algorithms in parallel flash
and can be used for both device families.
Polling Method:
Polling method checks Q7 (data complement bit) and Q5 (time out bit) values during the
operation. After the operation has finished, Q7 will output true data.
Toggle Bit Method:
The toggle bit method checks the Q6 (toggle bit) value during writes. When the write operation
ends, Q6 will stop toggling.
Start
Start
Read Q7~Q0 Twice
Read Q7~Q0 at valid address
No
Q6 Toggle ?
No
Q7 = Data# ?
Yes
Yes
No
No
Q5 = 1 ?
Q5 = 1 ?
Yes
Yes
Read Q7~Q0 Twice
Read Q7~Q0 at valid address
Q7 = Data# ?
No
No
Q6 Toggle?
Yes
Yes
Fail
Fail
Pass
Polling Method
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Toggle Bit Method
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7. Manufacturer ID & Device ID Command
Manufacturer IDs are different and permit software to identify the device manufacturer.
The same command set is used read the different Manufacturer IDs. Device IDs are the same.
Table 7-1: Manufacturer and Device ID Command Definitions
Manufacturer ID
Device ID
Flash Vender
MX29GL_E
S29GL_P
MX29GL_E
S29GL_P
1st Bus Cycle
(command)
2nd Bus Cycle
(command)
3rd Bus Cycle
(command)
4th Bus Cycle
(ID output)
Address
Data
Address
Data
Address
Data
Address
Data
Address
555h
AAh
2AAh
55h
555h
90h
X00h
C2h
555h
AAh
2AAh
55h
555h
90h
X00h
01h
555h
AAh
2AAh
55h
555h
90h
X01h
227Eh
X0Eh
5th Bus Cycle
(ID output)
Data
2221h (128Mb)
2222h (256Mb)
2223h (512Mb)
6th Bus Cycle
(ID output)
Address
Data
X0Fh
2201h
555h
AAh
2AAh
55h
555h
90h
X01h
227Eh
X0Eh
2221h
(128Mb)
2222h
(256Mb)
2223h
(512Mb)
X0Fh
2201h
Note.
1. Device ID can be read out after Manufacturer ID with proper address and does not need another command
sequence.
2. Use Reset command (F0h) to return to normal read mode.
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8. Power-Up timing
Macronix and Spansion power-up sequences are similar, but the timing is slightly different.
Check the system timing to determine if a timing adjustment is needed.
Table 8-1: Power-Up Timing
H/W Timing Characteristic
Tvr (Vcc Rise Time)
Tvcs or tVCS(Vcc Setup Time)
Tvios or tVIOS (Vio Setup time)
Macronix MX29GL_E
20us/V (min.) / 500ms/V (max.)
500us (min)
500us (min)
Vcc
VI/O
Spansion® S29GL_P
N/A
300us (min)
300us (min)
Tvcs/tVCS
Tvr
Tvios/tVIOS
Tvr
CE
AC timing at device power up
9. Hardware Reset# Pin Timing
Macronix and Spansion both offer a hardware reset function. The operation is the same, but the
timing is slightly different. System timing may need to be adjusted for the auto algorithm and
non-auto algorithm (Figure 9-1).
Table 9-1: Reset# Timing
Hardware Timing Characteristic
Trh or tRH (Reset# high to Read)
During Auto
Trp1 or tRP
Algorithm mode*1 (Reset# pulse width)
Tready1
(Reset# low to read or write)
During Non-Auto Trp2 or tRP
Algorithm mode*1 (Reest# pulse width)
Tready2
(Reset# low to read or write)
Macronix MX29GL_E
200ns (min)
Spansion® S29GL_P
200ns (min)
10us (min)
200ns (min)
20us (max)
N/A
500ns (min)
200ns (min)
500ns (max)
N/A
Macronix defines different reset timing between auto and non-auto algorithm; Spansion® defines the same value in
both.
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Fig 9-1: Reset Timing Needed for Auto vs. Non-Auto Algorithm Mode
CE#,
OE#
||
CE#, OE#
Trb
Trh/tRH
WE#
||
RY/BY#
Trb
Tready1
RY/BY#
Reset
#
||
||
Reset
#
Tready2
Trp1/tRP
Trp2/tRP
During auto algorithm
mode
During non-auto algorithm
10. Summary
Macronix MX29GL_E and Spansion S29GL_P Parallel Flash occupy the same PCB footprint
and have similar features. Overall, the S29GL_P to MX29GL_E migration may only require
minimal firmware modifications if any.
11. Data Sheet Version
Table 11-1 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 11-1: Datasheet Version
Datasheet
Location
Date Issue
Revision
MX29GL128E
MX29GL256E
MX29GL512E
S29GL_P
Website
Website
Website
Website
Dec. 21, 2011
Jul. 26, 2011
Jun. 12, 2012
Nov. 17, 2011
Rev. 1.5
Rev. 1.4
Rev. 1.2
Rev. A13
Note:
1. Macronix data sheet is subject to change without notice.
2. For more functional and parametric specifications, please refer to the datasheet on the Macronix Website at
http://www.macronix.com/ and go to: Products/Flash Memory/Parallel Flash.
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12. Appendix
Cross Reference Table 12-1 shows basic part number and package information for the Macronix
MX29GL_E and Spansion® S29GL_P product families.
Table 12-1: Part Number Cross Reference
Density
Macronix Part
Spansion Part
MX29GL128EHT2I-90G S29GL128P10TFI01
MX29GL128ELT2I-90G S29GL128P10TFI02
MX29GL128EUT2I-11G S29GL128P11TFIV1
MX29GL128EDT2I-11G S29GL128P11TFIV2
128Mb
MX29GL128EHXFI-90G S29GL128P10FFI01
MX29GL128ELXFI-90G S29GL128P10FFI02
MX29GL128EUXFI-11G S29GL128P11FFIV1
MX29GL128EDXFI-11G S29GL128P11FFIV2
MX29GL256EHT2I-90Q S29GL256P10TFI01
MX29GL256ELT2I-90Q S29GL256P10TFI02
MX29GL256EUT2I-11G S29GL256P11TFIV1
MX29GL256EDT2I-11G S29GL256P11TFIV2
256Mb
MX29GL256EHXFI-90Q S29GL256P10FFI01
MX29GL256ELXFI-90Q S29GL256P10FFI02
MX29GL256EUXFI-11G S29GL256P11FFIV1
MX29GL256EDXFI-11G S29GL256P11FFIV2
MX29GL512EHT2I-10Q S29GL512P11TFI01
MX29GL512ELT2I-10Q S29GL512P11TFI02
512Mb
MX29GL512EHXFI-10Q S29GL512P11FFI01
MX29GL512ELXFI-10Q S29GL512P11FFI02
Package
Dimension
56-TSOP
14x20mm
64-LFBGA
11x13x14mm
0.6mm ball
56-TSOP
14x20mm
64-LFBGA
11x13x14mm
0.6mm ball
56-TSOP
14x20mm
64-LFBGA
11x13x14mm
0.6mm ball
Note:
1. MX29GL512E only offers VI/O=Vcc option, can’t cover Spansion® VI/O range.
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