1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 25, 2017 4:48 AM by krishnag_71

    NOR flash unused DQ bus lines

      For the S29GL064S70FHI020, if a single device is used and Byte mode is selected, should DQ[15:8] bus lines still be strapped to digital ground via a 100 kohm resistor per AN99110, Figure 1?

        • 1. Re: NOR flash unused DQ bus lines

          Hello Kevin,


          If  single device is use and you are operating in Byte ( x8) mode then you can leave the pins  DQ14 -8 open/floating .

          During BYTE mode access, the DQ15 pin is assigned as A-1, the least significant bit (LSB) of the address bus. Therefore, connect A-1 pin to the lowest address A0 of the CPU. DQ14-8 will be tri-stated (high-Z) and can be left OPEN/floating. The BYTE# pin should be set "0" (LOW).


          In the app note it was mentioned that both the devices are in word mode x16 and since the example described it as 24 bit data bus the upper bits are connected to ground.