boot block


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boot block

n.
An area of a disk having information for loading the operating system that is needed to start a computer.
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There are two redundant Boot Block Flash BIOS and IPMI firmware with rollover.
Mobile DiskOnChip features high performance and reliability and is equipped with a built-in boot block enabling it to completely replace legacy NOR devices within a smaller physical space and decrease overall expenditure on memory.
13-micron multilevel-cell (MLC) NAND flash, a controller, an execute-in-place boot block and the x2 flash-management software technology that M-Systems developed with Toshiba and introduced last October.
Shipped from the factory with the basic boot block, designers can choose the firmware flavor that includes the features and Internet protocols (IP) needed for their application-specific designs.
Other MPF+ product line features include: erase suspend/erase resume, which allows an erase operation to be suspended so that more time-critical operations can be performed before the erase operation is resumed; boot block write-protection, which allows the boot block area of the flash to be protected by a write-protect pin; security ID, which offers two 128-bit, one-time programmable registers; and hardware reset, which enables system designers to easily reset the entire flash device.
The 16/32-bit SoC and touch screen LCD interface seamlessly with the LHF00L31 Bottom Boot Block Flash Memory component, offering flexibility for design.
The execution of all works design and documentation, deliveries, construction work on the subject, technical supervision, removal and installation, functional testing and commissioning tasks at complicity in the Boot Block No.
The devices also feature boot block write protection, security ID and hardware reset, as well as all the reliability and performance benefits of the latest self-aligned SuperFlash technology.
Cost benefits are derived from the efficient controller of DiskOnChip H1, which includes a boot block that can replace expensive NOR flash alternatives.
Pricing for the SST39VF6401 and SST39VF6402 (bottom boot block and top boot block devices, respectively) is $7.
In addition, a built-in XIP boot block enables it to completely replace NOR Flash, further reducing total memory cost.