1Gb Serial NOR Flash 133MHz TFBGA24
The W25Q01NW is a high-capacity 1G-bit Serial Flash Memory chip developed by Winbond that is designed to offer a reliable and high-speed storage solution for a wide range of applications. With uniform 4KB sectors, the device provides flexibility for applications that require specific data storage or firmware updates.
• Function & Applications
The W25Q01NW Serial NOR Flash provides a storage solution for systems that demand high-speed data transfer and reliable data retention. It's typically used for code shadowing to RAM, storing the operating system code, and for data storage in a broad range of industrial applications. As it does not meet automotive-grade specifications, it is not suitable for automotive applications but is ideal for various industrial systems where mass data storage with a long lifespan and high reliability is crucial.
• Performance Parameters
The performance parameters for this Serial Flash Memory are quite robust. It operates on a power supply voltage range of 1.7V to 1.95V and supports a clock frequency of 133MHz for high-speed data transfer. With operational temperature ranges available from -40℃ up to 85℃ and -40℃ to 105℃, it ensures performance across various environmental conditions.
• Package Types, Interface & Pin Configuration
The W25Q01NW comes in several package types to cater to different space restrictions and design considerations:
- SOIC16 300mil
- WSON8 8x6mm
- TFBGA24 6x8mm (5x5 matrix)
The memory chip incorporates a flexible interface with Single/Dual/Quad SPI modes, allowing various ways to connect and communicate with the host controller, which maximizes efficiency in data transfer.
• Reliability & Lifespan
Winbond's SPI Flash memories are designed for high reliability and long-term usage. This memory, with a clear industrial status indication as being in mass production, implies it has passed rigorous testing to ensure a stable supply for industrial-grade applications.
• Standards & Certifications
Although the W25Q01NW does not comply with the automotive AEC-Q100 standard, it still maintains Winbond's commitment to quality and reliability, adhering to industry standards for Flash memories used in various industrial settings.
• Application Cases & Reference Designs
Due to its high-speed and Quad SPI interface, the W25Q01NW is used extensively in applications that require fast data transfer rates, such as high-resolution video systems, advanced digital signal processing, and systems requiring rapid boot-up or firmware updates. Its reliable data retention lends itself well to applications in telecommunications, industrial control systems, and smart connected devices. Reference designs might incorporate this memory component as the primary code or data storage element due to its robustness and speed.
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