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Introduction

  • Definition: A Native Flash Interface is a direct communication protocol used by NAND flash memory to interact with the host system without intermediary protocols like NVMe or PCIe.

  • Legacy SDR NAND Interface: An 8-bit bidirectional data bus with control signals, achieving up to 40 MBps throughput.

  • ONFI NAND Interface: Open NAND Flash Interface, standardized to ensure compatibility across manufacturers, with versions ranging from ONFI 1.0 to ONFI 4.x.

  • Toggle NAND Interface: Developed by Samsung and Toshiba, includes Toggle 1.0 and Toggle 2.0, with throughputs up to 400 MBps.

  • Serial NAND Interface: Uses the Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), offering a low-cost, high-density alternative to Serial NOR Flash.

Legacy SDR NAND Interface [1]

  • Description: Traditional NAND Flash devices with a 15-pin interface and 8-bit data bus.

  • Control Signals: Governed by control signals instead of a continuous clock signal.

  • Throughput: Achieves up to 40 MBps.

  • Signaling: Uses Single Data Rate (SDR) signaling.

  • Usage: Suitable for applications with lower performance requirements.

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ONFI NAND Interface [1]

  • Standardization: Established to ensure compatibility across different manufacturers.

  • Versions: Includes ONFI 1.0 to ONFI 4.x.

  • Throughput: Ranges from 50 MBps in ONFI 1.0 to 1200 MBps in ONFI 4.1.

  • Signaling: Shifted from asynchronous to synchronous interface with DDR signaling in later versions.

  • Usage: Widely adopted in modern NAND Flash devices for higher performance.

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Toggle NAND Interface [1]

  • Development: Created by Samsung and Toshiba.

  • Versions: Includes Toggle 1.0 and Toggle 2.0.

  • Throughput: Toggle 1.0 achieves up to 133 MBps, while Toggle 2.0 reaches up to 400 MBps.

  • Signaling: Uses DDR signaling with a bidirectional data strobe signal (DQS).

  • Usage: Suitable for high-performance applications requiring efficient data transfer.

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Serial NAND Interface [1]

  • Description: Uses the Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI).

  • Cost: Offers a low-cost alternative to Serial NOR Flash.

  • Density: Provides higher densities compared to NOR Flash.

  • Signaling: Identical to SPI NOR Flash.

  • Usage: Suitable for applications requiring high-density and cost-effective storage solutions.

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Applications in Data Centers [1]

  • Performance: Native Flash Interfaces provide high throughput and low latency, essential for data-intensive applications.

  • Compatibility: ONFI and Toggle interfaces ensure compatibility across different NAND Flash manufacturers.

  • Scalability: Supports large-scale data storage solutions with high-density NAND Flash devices.

  • Reliability: Offers robust data integrity features, crucial for data center operations.

  • Cost-Effectiveness: Serial NAND provides a cost-effective solution for high-density storage needs.

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