nal register (which is separate from the memory array)
on DQ7–DQ0. Standard read cycle timings apply in this
mode. Refer to the “Autoselect Mode” and “Autoselect
Command Sequence” sections for more information.
ICC2 in the DC Characteristics table represents the ac-
tive current specification for the write mode. The “AC
Characteristics” section contains timing specification
tables and timing diagrams for write operations.
Program and Erase Operation Status
During an erase or program operation, the system may
check the status of the operation by reading the status
bits on DQ7–DQ0. Standard read cycle timings and ICC
read specifications apply. Refer to “Write Operation
Status” for more information, and to “AC Characteris-
tics” for timing diagrams.
When the system is not reading or writing to the device,
it can place the device in the standby mode. In this
mode, current consumption is greatly reduced, and the
outputs are placed in the high impedance state, inde-
pendent of the OE# input.
The device enters the CMOS standby mode when the
CE# and RESET# pins are both held at VCC ± 0.3 V.
(Note that this is a more restricted voltage range than
VIH.) If CE# and RESET# are held at VIH, but not within
VCC ± 0.3 V, the device will be in the standby mode, but
the standby current will be greater. The device requires
standard access time (tCE) for read access when the
device is in either of these standby modes, before it is
ready to read data.
If the device is deselected during erasure or program-
ming, the device draws active current until the
operation is completed.
In the DC Characteristics table, ICC3 and ICC4 repre-
sents the standby current specifications.
Automatic Sleep Mode
The automatic sleep mode minimizes Flash device
energy consumption. The device automatically
enables this mode when addresses remain stable for
tACC + 30 ns. The automatic sleep mode is inde-
pendent of the CE#, WE#, and OE# control signals.
Standard address access timings provide new data
when addresses are changed. While in sleep mode,
output data is latched and always available to the
system. ICC5 in the DC Characteristics table represents
the automatic sleep mode current specification.
RESET#: Hardware Reset Pin
The RESET# pin provides a hardware method of reset-
ting the device to reading array data. When the
RESET# pin is driven to VIL for at least a period of tRP,
the device immediately terminates any operation in
progress, tristates all output pins, and ignores all
read/write commands for the duration of the RESET#
pulse. The device also resets the internal state
machine to reading array data. The operation that was
interrupted should be reinitiated once the device is
ready to accept another command sequence, to
ensure data integrity.
Current is reduced for the duration of the RESET#
pulse. When RESET# is held at VSS±0.3 V, the device
draws CMOS standby current (ICC4). If RESET# is held
at VIL but not within VSS±0.3 V, the standby current will
The RESET# pin may be tied to the system reset cir-
cuitry. A system reset would thus also reset the Flash
memory, enabling the system to read the boot-up
firmware from the Flash memory.
If RESET# is asserted during a program or erase oper-
ation, the RY/BY# pin remains a “0” (busy) until the in-
ternal reset operation is complete, which requires a
time of tREADY (during Embedded Algorithms). The
system can thus monitor RY/BY# to determine whether
the reset operation is complete. If RESET# is asserted
when a program or erase operation is not executing
(RY/BY# pin is “1”), the reset operation is completed
within a time of tREADY (not during Embedded Algo-
rithms). The system can read data tRH after the RE-
SET# pin returns to VIH.
Refer to the AC Characteristics tables for RESET# pa-
rameters and to Figure 13 for the timing diagram.
Output Disable Mode
When the OE# input is at VIH, output from the device is
disabled. The output pins are placed in the high imped-