1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 9, 2010 2:08 PM by content.librarian

    Interfacing to a 32 bit data bus

    frank.b
              I would like to interface an NVSRAM device to a 32 bit microcontroller data bus. Is it allowed to use two 16-bit CY14B104NA-ZS45XI nvSRAM devices in parallel in order to interface with a 32-bit microprocessor data bus? Is there any design considerations to be followed for this approach?   
         
      Thanks in Advance for any help.   
         
      Frank   
        • 1. Re: Interfacing to a 32 bit data bus
          content.librarian
                  Hi Frank,   
             
          It is acceptable to use two 16 bit nvSRAM devices for memory width expansion by putting them side by side and accessing them together. The control signals (CS#, WE#, OE#) of one of the nvSRAMs should be tied to the control signals (CS#, WE#, OE#) of the other nvSRAM and connected to the controller's CS#, WE# and OE# lines respectively.   
             
          It is also recommended to pull up WE# line using a 5.6K ~ 10K pull up resistor.Pulling CS# and OE# lines is not necessary for the nvSRAM design although it is common design practice to pull control signals.   
             
          Thanks,   
          Pavan