[ECOS] Flash infrastructure rework

Andrew Lunn andrew@lunn.ch
Fri Aug 6 14:08:00 GMT 2004

On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 03:45:14PM +0200, David Marqvar (DAM) wrote:
> Sounds great.
> I've been wanting to make a general flash driver based on CFI which
> would support the two main programming algorithm's around: Intel
> (Strata) and AMD (don't know if it's really these companies that
> invented the algorithm, anyway I think you know what I mean).

You can find the specification at
www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/ DownloadableAssets/cfi_r20.pdf

Promoters of the specification are :Intel, AMD, Fujitsu and Sharp,
plus i bet others implement it.

> Is SST yet another programming algorithm or == ADM?

The SST 39VF160 supports CFI. 

> Though CFI I can read the physical layout of the flash and the
> programming algorithm to use.  This way the flash-driver could be
> generel, not limited to one or more certian devices.  Do you see any
> show-stoppers for creating such driver?

None at the moment. You are the third person interested in doing this
implementation. I suggest that before you start you drop an email to
the list and see what help you can get.


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