“Embedded applications” has become an umbrella term for some of the most compelling devices available, including intelligent or interactive toys, books, and games; Web-enabled printers and computer peripherals; and backward-compatible WiMAX boxes. In the past, these embedded designs relied only on serial peripheral interface (SPI) NOR Flash for code shadowing, data storage, or storing BIOS and firmware. But as embedded applications continue to evolve and require more density, Serial NAND devices, with the lowest cost-per-megabit of any serial flash solution, offer the right option for them.
With four times or more the density of SPI NOR, Serial NAND is a great alternative to NOR for many embedded designs. And since Serial NAND has the lowest cost-per-megabit of any serial Flash solution, it’s also a great way to lower your BOM cost.