Firmware Versions

Please see Firmware Database for current versions. Any firmware combinations not posted there are not supported!

If for some reason your firmware file is not found at the above link, see Wu's directory for all existing files.

File naming convention:

AMC13spec...txt or AMC13XGspec...txt are release notes/documentation

Firmware files are named as follows:

       || |||||| ^^^^^^     Xilinx chip type (Kintex 7K325T)                    
       || ^^^^^^            Hex version number                                  
       ^^                   T1 for T1 board, T2 for T2 board                    

There are various chip types used in different AMC13 versions. The programming software should ensure that the correct file is selected.

Current AMC Firmware

See this page for how to update your firmware: AMC13ToolRecipes

For some older v1 modules still using IPBus 1.0 you may be able to follow instructions for the python software are located at p_flash. NOTE that the IPbus Software Suite v2.0 and higher does not support PyChips

Note that T1 and Spartan T2 versions are tested as pairs, so be sure to update both.

Backup / Recovery

In addition, as described on the FlashMemory page, there is a header and a backup image in the flash which should not normally need to be programmed. Here are the images for those files.

In case you need to recover an AMC13 with a completely corrupted flash, program the bit file below into the Spartan 6 chip using a Xilinx JTAG cable and Impact software. Then, use AMC13ToolFlash (or equivalently python to program the header, golden, spartan and virtex images.

To find these, go to Wu's directory and look for the files as follows:

  • Flash header: Look for newest file "AMC13T2Header" with the correct chip type (most likely LX45)
  • Backup/Golden: Look for newest file "AMC13T2Golden" with the corect chip type (most likely LX45)
  • T1 and T2, choose MCS files from firmware page as you prefer

Use AMC13ToolFlash.exe with the options:

  -f pbs AMC13T2Golden...    for the Backup/Golden
  -f pfh AMC13T2Header...    for the Header
  -f ps AMC13T2....          for spartan
  -f pk AMC13T1....          for Kintex 

Contact us with any problems!

-- EricHazen - 05 May 2016

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