JEDEC and the Open NAND Flash Interface Workgroup Publish NAND Flash
Interface Interoperability Standard
ARLINGTON, Va. -- November 06, 2012
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, the global leader in the development
of standards for the microelectronics industry, and the Open NAND Flash
Interface Workgroup (ONFI) today announced the publication of JESD230 NAND
Flash Interface Interoperability Standard (Package). This jointly developed
document defines a standard for NAND flash device interface interoperability.
JESD230 is available for free download from both www.jedec.org and
JESD230 addresses signaling descriptions, packages, definitions, abbreviations
and conventions, and is backwards compatible with existing technologies to the
greatest degree possible. The standard will help enable the design of
interoperable systems that can support Asynchronous SDR, Synchronous DDR and
Toggle DDR NAND flash devices.
“By joining forces to develop and publish JESD230, ONFI and JEDEC have
responded to the industry’s need for interoperability among NAND vendors,
which will enable even broader use of NAND flash in a wide variety of
applications,” said Amber Huffman, senior principal engineer, Intel Storage
Technologies Group and chairperson for the ONFI Workgroup Board of Directors.
Added Cecil Ho, Chairman of JEDEC’s JC-42.4 Subcommittee, “JEDEC is delighted
to have collaborated with ONFI to develop and publish the first joint NAND
Flash Interoperability Standard focused on packages, which we believe will be
welcome news to NAND flash vendors and end users.”
JEDEC is the leading developer of standards for the microelectronics industry.
More than 4,000 participants, appointed by nearly 300 companies, work together
in 50 JEDEC committees to meet the needs of every segment of the industry,
manufacturers and consumers alike. The publications and standards that they
generate are accepted throughout the world. All JEDEC standards are available
online, at no charge. For more information, visit www.jedec.org.
The ONFI Working Group is dedicated to simplifying integration of NAND Flash
memory into consumer electronics (CE) applications and computing platforms.
Before the advancements made by the working group, use of NAND Flash in these
end-use applications was hampered by the lack of sufficient standardization.
To support a new NAND Flash component on a platform, host software and
hardware changes were often required. Implementing these changes was extremely
costly due to the new testing cycle required, which led to slower rates of
adoption for new NAND Flash components. ONFI aims to remedy that problem and
speed time to market for NAND Flash based applications.
The ONFI Working Group was formed in May 2006 and currently has more than 100
member companies. ONFI’s founding companies include Intel Corporation, Micron
Technology, Inc., Phison Electronics Corporation, SanDisk, SK hynix, Sony
Corporation and Spansion.
Deb Paquin, Strategic Communications, Inc.
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