Current AMC Firmware

Detailed programming instructions for the python software are located at p_flash. NOTE that the IPbus Software Suite v2.0 and higher does not support PyChips

Detailed programming instructions for the c++ AMC13Tool are located at AMC13ToolRecipes

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

Firmware Versions

Firmware versions are listed HERE (automatically-generated list of the firmware files posted by Mr Wu.)

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

NOTE new naming convention for files introduced. AMC13T1v0x000d_6vlx240t.mcs is a T1 board file, hex revision 0x000d, for chip P/N xc6vlx240t. There are two types of AMC13 produced so far. Serial numbers below 16 have LX130T while those 16 and above have LX240T. Be sure to use the correct file.

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 from the table below into the Spartan 6 chip using a Xilinx JTAG cable and Impact software. Then, use AMC13Tool (or equivalently python to program the header, golden, spartan and virtex images.

Date File Notes
2013-12-12 amc13T2v0x19.bit Binary file for working T2 image for JTAG
2012-04-17 AMC13T2Header.mcs Flash Header
2012-04-17 AMC13T2Golden.mcs "Golden" backup image for T2 (Spartan)

-- EricHazen - 18 Jun 2012

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