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SuperFlash® Technology Overview

Invented by Silicon Storage Technologies (SST) and later acquired by Microchip, SuperFlash® technology is an innovative flash memory technology providing erase times up to 1,000 times faster than competing flash memory technologies on the market. Serial and parallel flash memory products are an excellent choice for applications requiring superior performance, excellent data retention and high reliability.

Features

  • Broad offering of Serial SPI, SQI™, and Parallel NOR Flash products
  • Industry fastest program and erase times
  • Excellent reliability and data retention
  • Low power consumption
  • Small package offerings
  • Integrated security and memory protection features

Resources

Brochures

Title
Date Published
Size
Memory Products - Serial EEPROM • Serial SRAM • NOR Flash
03/27/15
1 Mb
SuperFlash®Memory Products
10/27/11
741 KB

Technical Briefs

Title
Date Published
Size
SST25VF064C to SST26VF064B/064BA Migration
11/05/14
111 KB

Flash Development Tools

Title
Part Number
Description

Serial SuperFlash® Kit 2
AC243008
The Serial SuperFlash® Kit 2 allows evaluation of Microchip's Serial Flash Devices which are made using the SST SuperFlash® technology.
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SQI SuperFlash® Kit 1
AC243009
The SQI SuperFlash Kit 1 contains three Serial Flash Daughter Boards.
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Parallel SuperFlash Technology Kit 1
AC243006-1
This evaluation kit contains two Parallel Flash PICtail™ Plus Daughter Boards which are designed to interface with the PICtail Plus connector on the Explorer 16 Development Board.
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Memory Product Comparison

Memory Product Comparison

  Serial
EEPROM
Parallel
EEPROM
OTP
EPROM
Serial
Flash
Parallel
Flash
Serial
SRAM
Serial
NVSRAM
Serial
EERAM
Clock Frequency 0.4 - 20 MHz 70 ns 45 ns 20 - 104 MHz 45 - 70 ns 16 - 20 MHz 16 - 20 MHz 1 MHz
Cost/Bit High High High Low Low Medium Medium Low
Read Times Medium Fast Fast Medium Fast Medium Medium Medium
Write Times Medium Fast NA Medium Fast Instantaneous Instantaneous Instantaneous
Pin Count 8 pins 28 and 32 pins 28+ pins 8 pins 32 and 48 pins 8 pins 8 pins 8 pins
Data Retention 200+ Years 10
Years
10
Years
100+ Years 100+ Years Volatile 20+ Years(with battery) 200+ Years
Typ. Standby Current 1 µA 200 µA 100 µA ~15 µA ~30 µA ~4 µA ~4 µA ~40 µA
Voltage 1.7 V - 5.5V 2.7V, 5V 2.7V, 5V 1.65V - 1.95V, 2.7V - 3.6V, 2.3V - 3.6V 1.65V - 1.95V, 2.7V - 3.6V, 4.5V - 5.5V 1.65V - 1.95V, 2.5V - 5.5V 2.5V - 5.5V 2.7V - 3.6V, 4.5V - 5.5V
Temperature -40°C to +125°C -55°C to +125°C -55°C to +125°C -40°C to +105°C -40°C to +85°C -40°C to +85°C -40°C to +85°C -40°C to +85°C

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