Any reported mtd issues with Intel Strataflash TE28F128 J3D75?

alfred hitch alfred.hitch at
Sun Jan 15 22:50:41 EST 2006

Hi Ron,

Even we are observing random  write errors (say when we use netflash
to put imgaes / upgrade) ..
not been able to identify any pattern yet ..
We get something like SR.4 bit set <blah blah>

Infact, I was about to check timings etc in mtd code vis a vis errata
intel published and the datasheet addendum ..
Have you already done that exercise (will save time for us / we can
split work ) ..  ?

We have also observed a consistent MTD read only file system crib, at
a certian block sector, its not locked or anything .. any such
observation by you ?

We just finished our exercise to lock flash etc because of some random
flash corruptions we were observing and am trying to convince hardware
chap for early shift to j3 ver d .. somehow looks more stable to me
(not just that it's  just the only choice anways in future)


On 1/13/06, Ron Kundla <rkundla at> wrote:
> Hello!
> A board I work on is moving from the TE28F128 J3C150 to the TE28F128
> J3D75 because the J3C parts are going obsolete. According to the Intel
> migration guide, the J3D part is a drop in replacement for the J3C
> with a couple of exceptions, such as a change when reading the block
> locking configuration identifier codes (J3D uses 0x0000/0x0001 versus
> J3C using 0xFFFC/0xFFFF) and some minor detail about the Enhanced
> Configuration Register (ECR).
> I am using the mtd driver from the 2.4.20 build of Linux (hisses from
> the crowd using old kernel) and the problems I am seeing with the new
> flash is I get *sporadic* errors on the write cycle. Reading and
> erasing seem to work okay.
> I've checked my chip select timings and they are in spec for the J3C
> part which is okay also for the J3D part.
> I appreciate any insight you all might have.
> Regards,
> Ron Kundla
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