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Serial NOR Flash Memory

Cypress offers the industry’s highest performance, most secure, low-pin-count Serial NOR Flash Memory. Our broad portfolio makes it easy to find the ideal solution for your embedded system. The industry standard Quad SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) interface is simple to use and is supported by virtually all modern chipsets. 

NOR Flash is the ideal memory for code storage in embedded systems due to its fast random read performance.  This performance also supports XIP (eXecute In Place) functionality which allows host controllers to execute code directly from the NOR Flash Memory without needing to first copy the code to a RAM.  Higher levels of Serial NOR Memory performance have enabled XIP to be used on a wide variety of designs in many applications.

Cypress offers the widest range of AEC-Q100-qualified Serial NOR Flash Memory with support for temperatures up to +125°C. PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) support is available for automotive customers. Cypress complements all its products with world class quality and support.

Serial NOR Flash Technology

MirrorBit®: The Industry's Most Advanced NOR Flash Technology

MirrorBit is the world’s most advanced NOR Flash process technology and is optimal for high densities.  MirrorBit stores two bits per cell which enables the highest density Serial NOR Flash Memory.  Cypress is the only supplier that offers MirrorBit as well as a portfolio of industry standard Floating Gate based NOR Flash Memory.

Cypress delivers high-performance, high-quality solutions at the heart of today’s most advanced embedded systems, from automotive, industrial and networking platforms to highly interactive consumer devices.

Serial NOR Flash provides a low-pin-count interface for densities up to 1Gb with the FL-S (3.0- V) and FS-S (1.8-V) families.

 

Portfolio FL-L FL-S FS-S FL1-K
Product Selector Guide
Density 64 Mbit to 256 Mbit 128 Mbit to 1 Gbit 64 Mbit to 1 Gbit 16 Mbit to 64 Mbit
Operating Voltage 3.0 V 3.0 V 1.8 V 3.0 V
Interface Frequency 133 MHz SDR / 66 MHz DDR 133 MHz SDR / 80 MHz DDR 133 MHz SDR / 80 MHz DDR 108 MHz SDR
Temperature Range Industrial, -40C to +85C
Industrial Plus, -40 to 105C
Extended, -40 to +125C
Automotive Grade 3, -40C to 85C
Automotive Grade 2, -40C to +105C
Automotive Grade 1, -40C to +125C
Industrial, -40C to +85C
Industrial Plus, -40 to 105C
Extended, -40 to +125C
Automotive Grade 3, -40C to 85C
Automotive Grade 2, -40C to +105C
Packages 8-pin SOIC (208 mil) — S25FL128L only
8-contact WSON (5x6 mm) — S25FL128L only
8-contact WSON (6x8 mm) — S25FL256L only
16-pin SOIC (300 mil) — S25FL256L only
24-ball BGA (6x8 mm, 5x5 ball)
24-ball BGA (6x8 mm, 4x6 ball)
16-pin SOIC (300 mil)
8-contact WSON (6x8 mm)
24-ball BGA (6x8 mm, 5x5 ball)
24-ball BGA (6x8 mm, 4x6 ball)
8-pin SOIC (208 mil)
16-pin SOIC (300 mil)
24-ball BGA (6x8 mm)
8-contact WSON (6x8 mm)
8-pin SOIC (150 mil)
8-pin SOIC (208 mil)
16-pin SOIC (300 mil)
8-contact USON (4x4 mm)
8-contact WSON (5x6 mm)
24-ball BGA (6x8 mm)
Datasheet
Part Number Product Status Density Access Time Packaging Datasheet
S70FL01GS For New Designs, Production 1 Gbit 133 MHZ SIO
/ 104 MHz MIO
16-pin SO (300 mil)
24-ball BGA (6x8mm)
Datasheet
S25FL512S For New Designs, Production 512 Mbit 133 MHZ SIO
/ 104 MHz MIO
/ 80MHZ DDR
16-pin SO (300 mil),
24-ball BGA (6x8mm)
Datasheet
S25FL256L
/S25FL128L
For New Designs, Production 128 Mbit
/256 Mbit
133 MHz / 66 MHz DDR 8-pin SO (208 mil),
16-pin SO (300 mil)
WSON (5x6mm)
WSON (6x8mm)
24-ball BGA (6x8mm)
Datasheet
S70FL256P Not Recommended for New Designs.
Recommend using the S25FL256S for all new designs
256 Mbit 104 MHz SIO
/ 80 MHz MIO
16-pin SO (300 mil),
24-ball BGA (6x8mm)
Datasheet
S25FL256S For New Designs, Production 256 Mbit 133 MHZ SIO
/ 104 MHz MIO
/ 80MHZ DDR
16-pin SO (300 mil),
WSON (6x8mm),
24-ball BGA (6x8mm)
Datasheet
S25FL128K EOL Issued.
Not Recommended for New Designs.
Recommend using the S25FL127S or S25FL128S for all new designs
128 Mbit 104 MHz MIO 16-pin SO (300 mil) Datasheet
S25FL128P Not Recommended for New Designs.
Recommend using the S25FL127S or S25FL128S for all new designs
128 Mbit 104 MHz SIO 16-pin SO (300 mil),
WSON (6x8mm)
Datasheet
S25FL129P Not Recommended for New Designs.
Recommend using the S25FL127S or S25FL128S for all new designs
128 Mbit 104 MHz SIO
/ 80 MHz MIO
16-pin SO (300 mil),
WSON (6x8mm),
24-ball BGA (6x8mm)
Datasheet
S25FL128S For New Designs, Production 128 Mbit 133 MHZ SIO
/ 104 MHz MIO
/ 80MHZ DDR
16-pin SO (300 mil),
WSON (6x8mm),
24-ball BGA (6x8mm)
Datasheet
S25FL127S For New Designs, Production 128 Mbit 108MHz SIO & MIO 8-pin SO 208mil,
16-pin SO 300 mil,
WSON (6x5mm),
24-ball BGA (6x8mm)
Datasheet
S25FL064P Production. Not Recommended for New Designs.
Recommend using the S25FL164K
64 Mbit 104 MHz SIO
/ 80 MHz MIO
16-pin SO (300 mil),
WSON (6x8mm),
24-ball BGA (6x8mm)
Datasheet
S25FL164K For New Designs, Production 64 Mbit 108 MHz 8-pin SO (208 mil),
16-pin SO (300 mil),
WSON (6x5mm),
24-ball BGA (6x8mm)
Datasheet
S25FL032P Production. Not Recommended for New Designs.
Recommend using the S25FL132K
32 Mbit 104 MHz SIO / 80 MHz MIO 8-pin SO (208 mil),
16-pin SO (300 mil),
USON (5x6mm),
WSON (6x8mm),
24-ball BGA (6x8mm)
Datasheet
S25FL132K For New Designs, Production 32 Mbit 108 MHz 8-pin SO (150 mil),
8-pin SO (208 mil),
WSON (6x5mm),
24-ball BGA (6x8mm)
Datasheet
S25FL216K EOL Issued 16 Mbit 65 MHz 8-pin SO (150 mil),
8-pin SO (208 mil)
Datasheet
S25FL116K For New Designs, Production 16 Mbit 108 MHz 8-pin SO (150 mil),
8-pin SO (208 mil),
WSON (6x5mm),
24-ball BGA (6x8mm)
Datasheet
S25FL208K Production 8 Mbit 76 MHz 8-pin SO (150 mil),
8-pin SO (208 mil)
Datasheet
S25FL204K EOL Issued 4 Mbit 85 MHz 8-pin SO (150 mil),
8-pin SO (208 mil)
Datasheet
S25FS064S For New Designs, Sampling 64 Mbit 133 MHz SIO / MIO /
80 MHz DDR
8-pin SO (208 mil),
24-ball BGA (6x8mm)
Datasheet
S25FS128S For New Designs, Production 128 Mbit 133 MHz SIO / MIO /
80 MHz DDR
8-pin SO (208 mil),
WSON (6x5mm),
24-ball BGA (6x8mm)
Datasheet
S25FS256S For New Designs, Production 256 Mbit 133 MHz SIO / MIO /
80 MHz DDR
16-pin SO (300 mil),
WSON (6x8mm),
24-ball BGA (6x8mm)
Datasheet
S25FS512S For New Designs, Production 512 Mbit 133 MHz SIO / MIO /
80 MHz DDR
16-pin SO (300 mil),
WSON (6x8mm),
24-ball BGA (6x8mm)
Datasheet
S70FS01GS For New Designs, Production 1 Gbit 133 MHz SIO / MIO /
80 MHz DDR
16-pin SO (300 mil),
24-ball BGA (6x8mm)
Datasheet
Title File Size Issue Date
 Category: Flash Technology
S25FL1-K SPI POWER-UP TIMING AND RESET 128KB 9/4/2014
Cypress® Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) FL Flash Layout Guide 1428KB 4/8/2011
Using OTP Regions in S25FL-P SPI Multi I/O Flash 232KB 1/26/2011
 
 
Category: Manufacturing/Assembly
KGD Assembly 1200KB 03/28/2014
 
 Category: Migration
Migrating from S25FL-A to S25FL-P 304KB 7/27/2009
Migration from Atmel AT45DB SPI Flash Memories to Cypress® S25FL-K 190KB 12/23/2010
Migration from FL-P to FL-S Family SPI 382KB 2/10/2012
Migration from Macronix MX25L to CypressS25FL1-K SPI Flash Family 518KB 3/21/2013
Migration from Microchip SST25VF-B, SST25VF-C, and SST26VF to Cypress® S25FL1-K SPI Flash Family 590KB 4/26/2013
Migration from Micron M25P/PE/PX and N25Q to Cypress S25FL1-K SPI Flash Family 306KB 10/19/2012
Migration from S25FL-K to S25FL1-K SPI Flash Memories 242KB 2/11/2013
Migration from S25FL-K to S25FL2-K SPI Flash Memories 248KB 8/22/2012
Migration from S25FL-P to S25FL1-K CypressSPI Flash Memories 382KB 12/17/2012
Migration from S70FL256P to S25FL256S 241KB 3/27/2012
Migration from Winbond W25Q16DV to Cypress S25FL116K SPI Flash 393KB 6/9/2014
Migration from Winbond W25Qxx 3.0V SPI to Cypress S25FL1-K 3.0V SPI 617KB 5/16/2013
S25FL-P SPI Flash Family PCB Layout Guide 249KB 11/19/2009
Migrating from S25FL204K to S25FL208K 218KB 08/27/2015
Migrating from S25FL204K to S25FL116K 278KB 09/01/2015
Migrating from S25FL208K to S25FL116K 278KB 09/01/2015
Migrating from Winbond W25Q-FV, Micron N25Q-A and Macronix M25L-F Devices to Cypress S25FL-L 337KB 10/15/2015
 
 Category: Performance/Quality
Vcc Ramp Rate for MirrorBit® Multi I/O SPI Family 138KB 6/23/2010
 
 Category: Software
Comparing Serial Interfaces 215KB 4/13/2007
Designing With the Cypress® SPI PDD 252KB 2/27/2012
Linux Configuration for Cypress® SPI 771KB 8/9/2010
Programmer’s Guide for the Cypress® 65 nm FL-S MirrorBit® Flash Family 439KB 2/7/2012
Cypress, Micron, and Winbond High Density 3.0 Volt SPI Flash Core Command Sets 266KB 3/23/2015
S25FS-S Programming Guide 593KB 01/16/2013
 
 Category: Systems & Interface
Connecting Cypress SPI Serial Flash to Configure Altera FPGAs 655KB 3/12/2012
Connecting Cypress® SPI Serial Flash to Configure Xilinx® FPGAs 508KB 3/31/2011
Designing a SPI Interface 332KB 3/4/2008
FL-S Flash Family Advanced Sector Protection (ASP) 126KB 12/10/2012
S25FL-S AutoBoot Function 231KB 1/14/2015
Using Versatile I/O to Interface S25FL-S SPI Multi I/O Flash in 1.8V and 2.5V Systems 268KB 3/27/2012
Configuring S25FS128S and S25FS256S SPI Sector Architecture 132KB 1/19/2015

Serial NOR Flash Applications

Automotive Infotainment Systems
    Automotive Cluster Systems
      Gaming Console
        Vendor OS Software FL-K FL-P FL-S FS-S Date Size
        Cypress - Flash Explorer for FSK Programming Tool   8/13/2015 36580KB
        Cypress Linux Linux 65nm MTD Patch for Kernel 3.14 11/18/2013 22KB
        Cypress Linux Linux MTD patch for Xilinx Zynq Quad SPI DMA-Linear mode       4/13/2015 14KB
        Cypress eCos eCos/RedBoot Patch       9/10/2012 27KB
        Cypress - Brochure for Spansion Flash File System for NOR, SPI and NAND Flash   7/9/2012 229KB
        Cypress WinCE PDD for WinCE CE6 R2 and later   7/19/2012 6753KB
        Cypress - Low Level Driver for SPI Flash 11/18/2013 6950KB
        Cypress u-boot u-boot patch for i.MX28       8/12/2013 20KB
        Cypress u-boot u-boot patch for SPI flash   11/18/2013 17KB
        Cypress u-boot u-boot patch for Xilinx Zynq Quad SPI DMA-Linear mode       4/13/2015 12KB