NAND flash

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Tue Oct 16 12:08:51 EDT 2001

ldoolitt at said:
>  I think you should double check that assertion.  My understanding is
> that the "Smart" in the name is a bug.  These are actually NAND chips,
> consumer-grade packaged, standardized, and marketed, with no smarts at
> all.  So you _could_ use the nand.c driver, with the right interface-
> specific wrapper layer to get at the device.

Correct, with the proviso that some SmartMedia 'adapters' have 
microcontrollers built in, and the host can't actually _get_ at the raw 

> Unfortunately, the result would not be content-compatible with other
> SmartMedia users, because SmartMedia also has a standard for encoding
> blocks on the nand chips.  I tried to read that standard, but the PDF
> file is encrypted in a way that is incompatible with xpdf-0.92.  The
> URL for that reference material has been posted here before, it's

Acroread can manage it. It all looks fairly simple to implement.


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