Flash (Hardware)

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Flash[edit]

The PS3 uses a NOR interface from the South Bridge to address the main firmware flash. On NAND based consoles, it uses the Starship2 as an interleaving bridge chip to the two NAND flash, while on NOR based consoles the single NOR flash is connected directly to the South Bridge.

SKU Differentiation[edit]

For a difference between models, see SKU Models

Retail[edit]

Flash types and models used by PS3

Flash Type / Model PS3 Fat PS3 Slim PS3 SuperSlim notes
CECHA
CECHB
CECHC
CECHE
CECHE CECHG CECHH CECHJ
CECHK
CECHL
CECHM
CECHP
CECHQ
CECH-20xx CECH-21xx CECH-25xx CECH-25xx CECH-30xx CECH-40xx CECH-40xx CECH-40xx
'12GB' noHDD
COK
001
COK
002
COK
002W
SEM
001
DIA
001
DIA
002
VER
001
DYN
001
SUR
001
JTP
001
JSD
001
KTE
001
MSX
001
MPX
001
MPX
001
NAND 2x Samsung K9F1G08U0A-PIB0 Yes Yes Yes - No No No No No No No No No No No
2x Samsung K9F1G08U0B-PIB0 - - - Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
NOR 1x Spansion S29GL128N90TFIR2 No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes - - - - - - No
1x Samsung K8Q2815UQB-PI4B No No No No - - Yes Yes Yes - - - - - No
1x Spansion S29GL128P90TFIR2 No No No No - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
1x Macronix MX29GL128ELT2I-90G No No No No - - - Yes Yes Yes yes ? Yes No
1x Samsung K8P2716UZC-QI4D No No No No Yes - - - - Yes Yes Yes No
1x Macronix MX29GL128FLT2I-90G No No No No - - - - - - - - Yes Yes No
eMMC 1x Panasonic MN66840 +
1x Samsung KLMAG2GE4A-A001
No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes
connection type NAND layout 1 NOR layout 1 NOR layout 2 NOR layout 3 NOR layout 4 NOR layout 5 eMMC layout


Non Retail[edit]

Reference Tool DECR1000A Communication Processor board : 1x Samsung K9F2G08U0M (NAND 1x2Gbit=256MB total)

Other Flash[edit]

Renesas HN58X2504TIE (EEPROM)[edit]

8-pin TSSOP
Renesas HN58X2504TIE

Note: although edepot&others lists it on the board, I can only find this IC in the sixaxis.
Datasheet

productcode meaning:
H - 
N - 
5 -
8 - Organisation : x8bit
X - 
2 - 
5 - 
0 - 
4 - Density : 4-kbit (512x8bit)
T - Package : 8pin plastic TSSOP (TTP-8DAV)
I - Temp : Industrial (-40 to +85 °C 
E - Environment : Lead Free


Each PS3 has a special EEPROM chip on the motherboard using a SPI Serial Interface Renasas chip.

Type Size Speed Voltage Packaging Manufacturer Serial Number Description
EEPROM 4-kbit (512x8bit) 3MHz 1.8V to 5.5V 8-pin TSSOP Renesas HN58X2504TIE PS3 EEPROM chip


Pin Usage Remarks
1 S Chip Select
2 Q Serial data output
3 W Write Protect
4 VSS Ground
5 D Serial data input
6 C Serial Clock
7 HOLD Hold
8 VCC Vcc (min 1.8V-max 5.5V)