Global Standards for the Microelectronics Industry
COMMON FLASH INTERFACE (CFI):
The Common Flash Interface (CFI) specification outlines a device and host system software interrogation handshake that allows specific software algorithms to be used for entire families of devices. This allows device-independent, JEDEC ID-independent, and forward- and backward-compatible software support for the specific flash families. It allows flash vendors to standardize their existing interfaces for long-term compatibility. The changes for this minor revision are indicated in Annex A on page 11.