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LinuxDevices.com: SST unveils "industry's first 32-pin ATA Flash chips"

Jul 10, 2000, 23:05 (0 Talkback[s])

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"SST (Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.) has announced a new Flash storage option for the embedded market, the ATA-Disk Chip (ADC), which the company claims represents the industry's first ATA Flash drive in a common 32-pin DIP IC package. Since the ADC mimics normal IDE drives, from both a hardware and software perspective, designing with it should be simple."

"But be warned: the ADC's 32-pin DIP pinout signal assignment is based on IDE drive connector signals, and bears therefore *NO* relation to the well known JEDEC standard for 32-pin memory devices. ...Nor is the device compatible with M-Systems' popular DiskOnChip products, which also come in 32-pin DIP packaging, but which CAN plug into ordinary EPROM/Flash/RAM byte-wide sockets."

"The ADC provides a write protect pin, which can be toggled to protect contents from undesired erasure or over-write. The initial 32-pin packaged DIP devices are available in capacities ranging from 8 to 64 MBytes, and are offered in both 5.0V and 3.3V versions."

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