SDRAM reads are requested in the native interface by asserting the L_R_REQ signal, and by driving the starting address and burst size on the L_ADDR and L_B_SIZE signals respectively. The L_AUTO_PCH signal may also be asserted along with the L_R_REQ signal to issue the read as a read with auto-precharge. A read can be requested with auto-precharge by asserting the L_AUTO_PCH signal along with the L_R_REQ signal.

The following are the rules for read requests at in the native interface: