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Flash Layout

All Flash memory programming is done with the Spartan (T2). From T2 firmware version 0x6 onward, the flash memory is organized as follows:
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  • Assumptions
    • You have Xilinx "Impact" software installed on your computer.
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    • You have a Xilinx JTAG cable with an appropriate adapter for connecting to the AMC13 front panel
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    • You have a Xilinx JTAG cable with an appropriate adapter (shown here) for connecting to the AMC13 front panel
 
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  • NOTE: You generally should not have to do this unless your firmware has become corrupted and the AMC13 software can no longer talk to your module. If this is not the case and you can in fact communicate with your AMC13, please use the Python/C++ tools and follow the directions within the above links
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  • NOTE: You generally should not have to program via JTAG unless your firmware has become corrupted and the AMC13 software can no longer talk to your module. If this is not the case and you can in fact communicate with your AMC13, please use the Python/C++ tools and follow the directions at the above links
 
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    1. Connect your JTAG cable to the one of the two 10-pin, rectangular, male sockets on the front panel of your AMC13. The adapter to do this should have (in theory) come with your AMC13.
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    1. Connect your JTAG cable to the bottom-most of the two 10-pin, rectangular, male sockets on the front panel of your AMC13. Note that "pin 1" is in the upper left-hand corner of the connector
 
    1. Once your JTAG cable is connected, open the IMPACT software on the computer which is connected to the other end of your JTAG cable
    2. The software will prompt you about loading past projects and creating new ones. Just say no/cancel to all of these opions.
    3. Once the main window for IMPACT is up, click on the Boundary Scan icon in the "iMPACT Flows" sub-window.
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    1. A window will then pop up asking you to assign configuration files. Cancel out of this.
    2. Make sure that at the bottom of your large sub-window, there is a blue rectangle which reads "Identify Succeeded". Also, you should now see a graphic (in this same sub-window) of both the Virtex and Spartan chips in your AMC13
    3. We want to program the Spartan chip! Right click on the graphic of the Spartan chip and select assign new configuration file
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    1. This should open a browser on your computer. Find and select the bit file that you downloaded at the start of this process.
    2. Once you have done this, right click on program and select ok
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    1. This should open a file browser on your computer. Find and select the bit file that you downloaded at the start of this process.
    2. Once you have done this, click program and select ok
 
    1. The bit file is loaded very quickly, so don't be alarmed if it seems like nothing happened. After it has finished loading, cycle the power on your uTCA crate to reconfigure the Spartan chip from flash.
    2. Your Spartan chip should now be at firmware version 0x6.
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    1. You should now be able to talk to your AMC13 via the software and program the Virtex chip using either AMC13Tool.exe in the C++ software or p_flash.py in the Python software.
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    1. You should now be able to talk to your AMC13 via the software. Use either AMC13Tool.exe in the C++ software or p_flash.py in the Python software to update your Spartan and Virtex chips.
 

-- JimRohlf - 26 May 2012

 
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