Difference: AMC13ToolFlash (4 vs. 5)

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Programming AMC13 Flash with AMC13ToolFlash

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 These instructions are for initial programming of the AMC13 or for recovery of AMC13 after flash has been corrupted. This tool is not meant for typical firmware updates of a working AMC13. Firmware update should follow instructions using AMC13Tool2: AMC13Tool2Recipes. Flash sectors should be programmed using the latest firmware for all sectors.

Prerequisites:

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  • Programmed T2 (Spartan) FPGA with appropriate bit or mcs file (with iMPACT) ( FlashMemory )
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  • Programmed T2 (Spartan) FPGA with appropriate bit or mcs file (initially with iMPACT )
 
  • Serial Number of AMC13 set (according to jumpers on T2) and IP addresses known (default SN-based IP addresses: IPaddressAssignment)
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  • Working version of AMC13ToolFlash (from cactus SVN)
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  • Working version of AMC13ToolFlash (comes with amc13 source code here)
 
  • Environmental variable AMC13_ADDRESS_TABLE_PATH set to the directory with AMC13 address tables (same path as for AMC13Tool2)
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Getting Firmware:

To get firmware for all sectors look here. The firmware database is the easiest place to find the most up to date versions for any chip type.

 

Programming instructions:

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To get firmware for both the Spartan and Kintex chips download the latest '.mcs' files from here. The firmware database is the easiest place to find the most up to date versions for any chip type. Match mcs files with the chip type on your card for T2 (lx25t vs lx45t). Put the firmware files in your current directory.
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To get firmware for both the Spartan and Kintex chips download the latest '.mcs' files from here. The firmware database is the easiest place to find the most up to date versions for any chip type. Match mcs files with the chip type on your card for T2 (lx25t vs lx45t). Put the firmware files in your current directory (the tool searches the current directory for files).
 
Running the AMC13ToolFlash
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  • The -c option can either be an IP address or a serial number. Also /c can be used for control hub.
  • The flash command to execute is given by the -f option. Here "pa" means program all which will program all four sectors. Other options for programming just one sector or verifying sectors are available. Use --help to see all options.
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  • More options such as listing firmware and reloading flash are available and outlined with --help.
  After pressing enter a prompt will appear to pick a mcs file located in your current directory like below:
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 Address table path yourpath.../amc13/amc13/etc/amc13/ set from AMC13_ADDRESS_TABLE_PATH Using control hub true Created URI from IP address:
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T2: chtcp-2.0://localhost:10203?target=192.168.1.144:50001 T1: chtcp-2.0://localhost:10203?target=192.168.1.145:50001
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T2: chtcp-2.0://localhost:10203?target=192.###.#.###:50001 T1: chtcp-2.0://localhost:10203?target=192.###.#.###:50001
 Connecting to the board...
Verifying flash header
 
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