Intel Open NAND Flash Interface to be presented at IDF Taiwan

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 05 2006 @ 01:37 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
It's expected that Intel will tell more about its Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFI) initiative next week at the Intel Developer Forum in Taiwan.
At the IDF Spring event in San Francisco last month, Intel stressed that the ONFI interface is not another card standard. The key idea behind this initiative is to define a uniform component interface that allows interoperability between NAND devices, according to the company. In particular, ONFI will provide a self-identification feature for NAND devices and propose standard pin-outs for the 48-pin TSOP and 52-pin LGA packages, Intel said. It should also standardize the base subset of commands required to be supported by all NAND devices. The ONFI specification is expected to be released in the second half of this year.
More details over at DigiTimes.


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