Difference: AMC13ToolRecipes (2 vs. 3)

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AMC13Tool Common Procedures

Update Firmware

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  • Go to the directory where all of the firmware files are kept e.g. cd ~/amc13_mcs
  • Make sure that you have the latest versions of both the Spartan and Virtex firmware in this directory by checking the link Wu's Directory and using wget to download the latest MCS files to your mcs directory e.g.
    
    
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  • Make sure that you have the latest firmware files for both the Spartan and Virtex chips by downloading the latest '.mcs' files from here, if needed e.g.

  cd ~/amc13_mcs wget http://physics.bu.edu/~wusx/download/AMC13/AMC13T1v0x0017_6vlx130t.mcs
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  • Run AMC13Tool from this directory ~/src/11_5_3/hcal/hcalUpgrade/amc13/bin/linux/x86_64_slc5/AMC13Tool.exe
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  • Go to the directory which contains the desired firmware files and run AMC13Tool from this directory e.g.
       cd ~/amc13_mcs 
       ~/src/11_5_3/hcal/hcalUpgrade/amc13/bin/linux/x86_64_slc5/AMC13Tool.exe
       
 
  • Program the new firmware to flash memory and then load the flash to both chips:
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  Pick an action (h for menu): pv Current Virtex firmware version: 0x14
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  Select desired MCS file. Hit to select best highlighted option Type '1-6' to select or '0' for menu:
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  • Check to make sure that the Current Virtex Firmware Version is not already the latest. If it is, then your firmware does not need to be updated; type '0' to return to the main menu
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  • Check to make sure that the Current Virtex Firmware Version is not already the latest. If it is, then your firmware does not need to be updated; type '0' to return to the main menu
 
  • Hit enter to select the highlighted file, which is the latest-version firmware file found in the current directory
        ./AMC13T1v0x0017_6vlx130t.mcs=
    
    
 
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