Device Operation

READ: The AT28LV010 is accessed like a Static RAM. When CE and OE are low and WE is high, the data stored at the memory location determined by the address pins is asserted on the outputs. The outputs are put in the high-impedance state when either CE or OE is high. This dual-line control gives designers flexibility in preventing bus contention in their system.

WRITE: The write operation of the AT28LV010 allows 1 to 128 bytes of data to be written into the device during a single internal programming period. Each write operation must be preceded by the software data protection (SDP) command sequence. This sequence is a series of three unique write command operations that enable the internal write circuitry. The command sequence and the data to be written must conform to the software protected write cycle timing. Addresses are latched on the falling edge of WE or CE, whichever occurs last and data is latched on the rising edge of WE or CE, whichever occurs first. Each successive byte must be written within 150 µs (tBLC) of the previous byte. If the tBLC limit is exceeded, the AT28LV010 will cease accepting data and commence the internal programming operation. If more than one data byte is to be written during a single programming operation, they must reside on the same page as defined by the state of the A7‑A16 inputs. For each WE high‑to‑low transition during the page write operation, A7‑A16 must be the same. The A0 to A6 inputs are used to specify which bytes within the page are to be written. The bytes may be loaded in any order and may be altered within the same load period. Only bytes which are specified for writing will be written; unnecessary cycling of other bytes within the page does not occur.

DATA POLLING: The AT28LV010 features DATA Polling to indicate the end of a write cycle. During a byte or page write cycle, an attempted read of the last byte written will result in the complement of the written data to be presented on I/O7. Once the write cycle has been completed, true data is valid on all outputs and the next write cycle may begin. DATA Polling may begin at any time during the write cycle.

TOGGLE BIT: In addition to DATA Polling, the AT28LV010 provides another method for determining the end of a write cycle. During the write operation, successive attempts to read data from the device will result in I/O6 toggling between one and zero. Once the write has completed, I/O6 will stop toggling and valid data will be read. Reading the toggle bit may begin at any time during the write cycle.

DATA PROTECTION: If precautions are not taken, inadvertent writes may occur during transitions of the host system power supply. Hardware and software features that will protect the memory against inadvertent writes are incorporated.

HARDWARE PROTECTION: Hardware features protect against inadvertent writes to the AT28LV010 in the following ways:

SOFTWARE DATA PROTECTION: The AT28LV010 incorporates the industry standard software data protection (SDP) function. Unlike standard 5-volt only EEPROM’s, the AT28LV010 has SDP enabled at all times. Therefore, all write operations must be preceded by the SDP command sequence.

The data in the 3‑byte command sequence is not written to the device; the addresses in the command sequence can be utilized just like any other location in the device. Any attempt to write to the device without the 3‑byte sequence will start the internal timers. No data will be written to the device; however, for the duration of tWC, read operations will effectively be polling operations.