X25401 NOVRAM Datasheet
SPI Serial AUTOSTORE NOVRAM
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AVA I L A B L E
SPI Serial AUTOSTORE™ NOVRAM
16 x 16 Bit
• 1MHz Clock Rate
• AUTOSTORE™ NOVRAM
—Automatically Performs a Store Operation
Upon Loss of VCC
• Single 5 Volt Supply
• Ideal for use with Single Chip Microcomputers
—Minimum I/O Interface
—SPI Mode (0,0 & 1,1) Serial Port Compatible
—Easily Interfaced to Microcontroller Ports
• Software and Hardware Control of Nonvolatile
• Auto Recall on Power-Up
• TTL and CMOS Compatible
• Low Power Dissipation
—Active Current: 10mA
—Standby Current: 50µA
• 8-Lead PDIP and 8-Lead SOIC Packages
• High Reliability
—Store Cycles: 1,000,000
—Data Retention: 100 Years
The Xicor X25401 is a serial 256 bit NOVRAM featuring
a static RAM configured 16 x 16, overlaid bit-by-bit with
a nonvolatile E2PROM array. The X25401 features a
Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) and software protocol
allowing operation on a simple three-wire bus. The bus
signals are a clock input (SCK) plus separate data in (SI)
and data out (SO) lines. Access to the device is con-
trolled through a chip select (CS) input, allowing any
number of devices to share the same bus.
The Xicor NOVRAM design allows data to be transferred
between the two memory arrays by means of software
commands or external hardware inputs. A store opera-
tion (RAM data to E2PROM) is completed in 5ms or less
and a recall operation (E2PROM data to RAM) is com-
pleted in 2µs or less.
The X25401 also includes the AUTOSTORE feature, a
user selectable feature that automatically performs a
store operation when VCC falls below a preset threshold.
Xicor NOVRAMs are designed for unlimited write opera-
tions to RAM, either from the host or recalls from E2PROM
and a minimum 1,000,000 store operations. Inherent data
retention is specified to be greater than 100 years.
AUTOSTORE™ NOVRAM is a trademark of Xicor, Inc.
COPS is a trademark of National Semiconductor Corp.
© Xicor, Inc. 1992, 1995, 1996 Patents Pending
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Characteristics subject to change without notice
Chip Select (CS)
The Chip Select input must be LOW to enable all read/
write operations. CS must remain LOW following a
Read or Write command until the data transfer is com-
plete. CS HIGH places the X25401 in the low power
standby mode and resets the instruction register. There-
fore, CS must be brought HIGH after the completion of
an operation in order to reset the instruction register in
preparation for the next command.
Serial Clock (SCK)
The Serial Clock input is used to clock all data into and
out of the device.
Serial Data In (SI)
SI is the serial data input.
Serial Data Out (SO)
SO is the serial data output. It is in the high impedance
state except during data output cycles in response to a
AUTOSTORE Output (AS)
AS is an open drain output which, when asserted indi-
cates VCC has fallen below the AUTOSTORE thresh-
old (VASTH). AS may be wire-ORed with multiple open
drain outputs and used as an interrupt input to a micro-
controller or as an input to a low power reset circuit.
RECALL LOW will initiate an internal transfer of data
from E2PROM to the RAM array.
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Serial Data In
Serial Data Out
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|Features||APPLICATION NOTE A V A I L A B L E X254 01 256 Bit AN56 X25401 SPI Serial AUT OSTORE™ NOVRAM 16 x 16 Bit FEATURES DESCRIPTION The Xicor X25401 is a ser ial 256 bit NOVRAM featuring a static R AM configured 16 x 16, overlaid bit-by- bit with a nonvolatile E2PROM array. Th e X25401 features a Serial Peripheral I nterface (SPI) and software protocol al lowing operation on a simple three-wire bus. The bus signals are a clock input (SCK) plus separate data in (SI) and d ata out (SO) lines. Access to the devic e is controlled through a chip select ( CS) input, allowing any number of devic es to share the same bus. The Xicor NOV RAM design allows data to be transferre d between the two memory arrays by mean s of software commands or external hard ware inputs. A store operation (RAM dat a to E2PROM) is completed in 5ms or les s and a recall operation (E2PROM data t o RAM) is completed in 2µs or less. Th e X25401 also includes the AUTOSTORE fe ature, a user selectable feature that automatically performs a sto.|
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