M24256-BWMN6TP

Instructions

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5.2.1 Random 

Address 

Read

A dummy Write is first performed to load the address into this address counter (as shown in 

Figure 10

) but without sending a Stop condition. Then, the bus master sends another Start 

condition, and repeats the device select code, with the RW bit set to 1. The device 
acknowledges this, and outputs the contents of the addressed byte. The bus master must 
not acknowledge the byte, and terminates the transfer with a Stop condition.

5.2.2 Current 

Address 

Read

For the Current Address Read operation, following a Start condition, the bus master only 
sends a device select code with the R/W bit set to 1. The device acknowledges this, and 
outputs the byte addressed by the internal address counter. The counter is then 
incremented. The bus master terminates the transfer with a Stop condition, as shown in 

Figure 10

without acknowledging the byte.

Note that the address counter value is defined by instructions accessing either the memory 
or the Identification page. When accessing the Identification page, the address counter 
value is loaded with the byte location in the Identification page, therefore the next Current 
Address Read in the memory uses this new address counter value. When accessing the 
memory, it is safer to always use the Random Address Read instruction (this instruction 
loads the address counter with the byte location to read in the memory, see 

Section 5.2.1

instead of the Current Address Read instruction.

5.2.3 Sequential 

Read

This operation can be used after a Current Address Read or a Random Address Read. The 
bus master does acknowledge the data byte output, and sends additional clock pulses so 
that the device continues to output the next byte in sequence. To terminate the stream of 
bytes, the bus master must not acknowledge the last byte, and must generate a Stop 
condition, as shown in 

Figure 10

.

The output data comes from consecutive addresses, with the internal address counter 
automatically incremented after each byte output. After the last memory address, the 
address counter “rolls-over”, and the device continues to output data from memory address 
00h.

5.3 Read 

Identification 

Page (M24256-D only)

The Identification Page (64 bytes) is an additional page which can be written and (later) 
permanently locked in Read-only mode.

The Identification Page can be read by issuing an Read Identification Page instruction. This 
instruction uses the same protocol and format as the Random Address Read (from memory 
array) with device type identifier defined as 1011b. The MSB address bits A15/A6 are don't 
care, the LSB address bits A5/A0 define the byte address inside the Identification Page. The 
number of bytes to read in the ID page must not exceed the page boundary (e.g.: when 
reading the Identification Page from location 10d, the number of bytes should be less than 
or equal to 54, as the ID page boundary is 64 bytes).

M24256-BWMN6TP Information:
Part No.
M24256-BWMN6TP

RFQ

Description
IC EEPROM 256KBIT 1MHZ 8SO
File Size
715127 bytes
Page Size
595 x 842 pts (A4)
All Pages
39
Manufacturer
STMicroelectronics
Homepage
http://www.st.com/web/en/home.html
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