Sony VAIO Canvas Online - Digital Picture Frame
specification in brief:
- Display Size: 7″
- Pixel Format: 800 x 480
- Internal Memory: 100MB (80MB for pictures, 15MB for audio)
- External Storage: CF, MS, SD
- Image Support: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
- Audio Support: MP3, WAV
- CPU: 400Mhz ARM11 (i.MX31)
- OS: Timesys Linux 2.6.19
- Wireless: 802.11b/g
- Availability: May 17, 2008
Though the CP1 was available in the US and UK, there seems to be no english firmware for download available. Two japanese firmware images are available. You can flash them by just placing the .IMG file in a sub-folder called 'Update'.
VGF-CP1 japanese firmware Ver.2.00.00.09032516: http://vcl.vaio.sony.co.jp/download/EP0000177017.html .IMG File: http://dlv.update.sony.net/pub/vaio/download/EP0000177017/EP0000177017.img
VGF-CP1 japanese firmware Ver.1.01.00.08082520: http://vcl.vaio.sony.co.jp/download/EP0000162984.html .IMG File: http://dlv.update.sony.net/pub/vaio/download/EP0000162984/EP0000162984.img
Captured with serial interface (115200,8,n,1) on MX31 UART1.
Linux 2.6 Freescale MXC processor Choose an option from below: 1. Load kernel to RAM and then boot from [0x80008000] 2. Change the Linux kernel destination loading address [0x80008000] 3. Enter command line option for kernel 4. Change command line option address [0x80000100] Please enter selection -> Timeout occured -->Booting from RAM... RAM size is 128MB Copying pages.... -->Goint Start Copying pages.... -->Goint Start -->Starting kernel... Uncompressing Linux............................................................................................................. done, booting the kernel. Linux version 188.8.131.52 (email@example.com) () #1 PREEMPT Fri Apr 25 10:29:51 JST 2008 CPU: Some Random V6 Processor [4107b364] revision 4 (ARMv6TEJ), cr=00e5387f Machine: Sony IDAM Memory policy: ECC disabled, Data cache writeback CPU0: D VIPT write-back cache CPU0: I cache: 16384 bytes, associativity 4, 32 byte lines, 128 sets CPU0: D cache: 16384 bytes, associativity 4, 32 byte lines, 128 sets Built 1 zonelists. Total pages: 32128 Kernel command line: initrd=0x83000000,8M root=/dev/ram0 rw console=ttymxc0,115200 ip=on MXC IRQ initialized PID hash table entries: 512 (order: 9, 2048 bytes) Actual CLOCK_TICK_RATE is 16625000 Hz Console: colour dummy device 80x30 Dentry cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes) Inode-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes) Memory: 64MB 64MB = 128MB total Memory: 118072KB available (2416K code, 601K data, 472K init) Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 CPU: Testing write buffer coherency: ok checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (no cpio magic); looks like an initrd Freeing initrd memory: 8192K NET: Registered protocol family 16 MXC GPIO hardware system_rev is: 0x20 Clock input source is 26000000 Machine Type: iDAM L2 cache: WB Using SDMA I.API MXC DMA API initialized usb: Host 2 registered SCSI subsystem initialized CSPI: mxc_spi-0 probed CSPI: mxc_spi-1 probed usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs usbcore: registered new interface driver hub usbcore: registered new device driver usb MXC I2C driver NET: Registered protocol family 23 NET: Registered protocol family 2 IP route cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) TCP established hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes) TCP bind hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes) TCP: Hash tables configured (established 4096 bind 2048) TCP reno registered Low-Level PM Driver module loaded JFFS2 version 2.2. (NAND) (SUMMARY) (C) 2001-2006 Red Hat, Inc. io scheduler noop registered io scheduler anticipatory registered io scheduler deadline registered io scheduler cfq registered (default) Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 100x30 mxcfb: fb registered, using mode SAMSUNG-WVGA-32 MXC WatchDog Driver 2.0 MXC Watchdog Timer: initial timeout 60 sec Serial: MXC Internal UART driver mxcintuart.0: ttymxc0 at MMIO 0x43f90000 (irq = 45) is a Freescale MXC mxcintuart.2: ttymxc2 at MMIO 0x5000c000 (irq = 18) is a Freescale MXC RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 16384K size 1024 blocksize loop: loaded (max 8 devices) MXC MTD nor Driver 2.0 mxc_nor_flash: probe of mxc_nor_flash.0 failed with error -5 MXC MTD nand Driver 2.0 NAND device: Manufacturer ID: 0xad, Chip ID: 0xdc (Hynix NAND 512MiB 3,3V 8-bit) Scanning device for bad blocks Bad eraseblock 732 at 0x05b80000 Bad eraseblock 1450 at 0x0b540000 Bad eraseblock 2678 at 0x14ec0000 Bad eraseblock 2680 at 0x14f00000 Bad eraseblock 3981 at 0x1f1a0000 Creating 6 MTD partitions on "NAND 512MiB 3,3V 8-bit": 0x00000000-0x00040000 : "IPL-SPL" 0x00040000-0x00440000 : "nand.kernel" 0x00440000-0x00c40000 : "nand.rootfs" 0x00c40000-0x02c40000 : "nand.userreg" 0x02c40000-0x06c40000 : "nand.userprog" 0x06c40000-0x20000000 : "nand.userdata" fsl-ehci fsl-ehci.0: Freescale On-Chip EHCI Host Controller fsl-ehci fsl-ehci.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1 write priority to fc004400 302154 iram0 = 1ffc0000 iram1 = 1ffc0800 fsl-ehci fsl-ehci.0: irq 36, io base 0x43f88400 fsl-ehci fsl-ehci.0: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004 usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found hub 1-0:1.0: 1 port detected Initializing USB Mass Storage driver... usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using fsl-ehci and address 2 usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice hub 1-1:1.0: USB hub found hub 1-1:1.0: 2 ports detected usb 1-1.1: new high speed USB device using fsl-ehci and address 3 usb 1-1.1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage USB Mass Storage support registered. usbcore: registered new interface driver asix MXC keypad loaded input: mxckpd as /class/input/input0 IPU Post-filter loading SSI module loaded successfully Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.13 (Tue Nov 28 14:07:24 2006 UTC). Control ALSA component registered MXC audio support initialized ALSA device list: #0: MXC audio for iDAM TCP cubic registered NET: Registered protocol family 1 NET: Registered protocol family 17 VFP support v0.3: implementor 41 architecture 1 part 20 variant b rev 2 RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0 VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem). Freeing init memory: 472K Using fallback suid method Using fallback suid method Using fallback suid method Using fallback suid method #/etc/rc.d/rcS start Using fallback suid method usb_address 3 scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access Sony MCR-U HS-MS 5.58 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sda scsi 0:0:0:1: Direct-Access Sony MCR-U HS-CF 5.58 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 sd 0:0:0:1: Attached scsi removable disk sdb scsi 0:0:0:2: Direct-Access Sony MCR-U HS-SD 5.58 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 k3d_chk_one: ejected, device sda k3d_chk_one: ejected, device sdb sd 0:0:0:2: Attached scsi removable disk sdc k3d_chk_one: ejected, device sdc ysdev: module license 'unspecified' taints kernel. ysdev: Yosemite misc driver (Mar 13 2008) GPIO port 2 (0-based), pin 31 is already reserved! GPIO port 2 (0-based), pin 31 is already reserved! EnablePA=0x01 PA Group #0: level=13dbm, Rate Bitmap=0x1800 (54 48 Mbps) PA Group #1: level=14dbm, Rate Bitmap=0x7e0 (36 24 18 12 9 6 Mbps) PA Group #2: level=16dbm, Rate Bitmap=0x0f (11 5.5 2 1 Mbps) eth0 version:sd2480-9.70.3.p20-26409.p43 (r208) #/usr/sony/etc/rcS start CLCDC_Init: major device 251 CAMERA_Init: major device 250 Loaded PowerVR consumer services. command : time Get time val : 1199232528 set system clock : date 010200082008.48(1199232528) Wed Jan 2 00:08:48 UTC 2008 Yostart was started in dll  Yostar:writeing pid=1064 Yostart with CHECK was started in dll  Yostart was started in dll  Yostar:writeing pid=1066 Yostart with CHECK was started in dll  ysem.c: 230: ysem_open: k != -1 failed ysem.c: 230: ysem_open: k != -1 failed Yostart was started in dll  Yostar:writeing pid=1069 Yostart with CHECK was started in dll  zero clear memory ysem.c: 230: ysem_open: k != -1 failed ysem.c: 230: ysem_open: k != -1 failed ADD 0 MTX: msgc_alive_mtx_00, SEM: msgc_result_sem_00 Yostart was started in dll  Yostar:writeing pid=1073 Yostart with CHECK was started in dll  Yostart with CHECK was started in dll  Yostart was started in dll  Yostar:writeing pid=1076 0:08:48 PID1076 event.c( 401)event_open_mem : failed open_share() Yostart was started in dll  Yostar:writeing pid=1079 Yostart with CHECK was started in dll  ysem.c: 230: ysem_open: k != -1 failed ADD 1 MTX: msgc_alive_mtx_01, SEM: msgc_result_sem_01 Yostart was started in dll  Yostar:writeing pid=1083 Yostart with CHECK was started in dll  ysem.c: 230: ysem_open: k != -1 failed ADD 2 MTX: msgc_alive_mtx_02, SEM: msgc_result_sem_02 [vunp] 1 hour sleep!! Yostart was started in dll  Yostar:writeing pid=1091 Yostart with CHECK was started in dll  ysem.c: 230: ysem_open: k != -1 failed ADD 3 MTX: msgc_alive_mtx_03, SEM: msgc_result_sem_03 [nled] write : ledset -s -b 80 0 [systemapi] local_time ti:0 time_st:0 time_js:3600 time_ut:0 ontimer set event!!!! ontimer set event!!!! ontimer set event!!!! ontimer set event!!!! Yostart with CHECK was started in dll  Yostart was started in dll  Yostar:writeing pid=1095 ysem.c: 230: ysem_open: k != -1 failed ADD 4 MTX: msgc_alive_mtx_04, SEM: msgc_result_sem_04 Yostart with CHECK was started in dll  Yostart was started in dll  Yostar:writeing pid=1099 Yostart with CHECK was started in dll  Yostart was started in dll  Yostar:writeing pid=1103 [terahttp] dll_init MAIN_LOOP_START_REQ MAIN_LOOP_START_END Yostart was started in dll  Yostar:writeing pid=1106 Yostart with CHECK was started in dll  Yostart with CHECK was started in dll  Yostart was started in dll  Yostar:writeing pid=1108 pmb_start pmb_loop Message send Success. reply=1 region_code=0x41 mode=0x60 WPA2-PSK CCMP error:[commontool.c]:L1373 -Mar 25 2009 ret=-5 ssid=<yournetworkname> pairwise=CCMP key=<yournetworkkey> udhcpc (v0.9.9-pre+autoip) started udhcpc: udhcpc (v0.9.9-pre+autoip) started Sending discover... udhcpc: Sending discover... Sending select for 192.168.x.x... udhcpc: Sending select for 192.168.x.x... Lease of 192.168.x.x obtained, lease time 86400 udhcpc: Lease of 192.168.x.x obtained, lease time 86400 deleting routers route: SIOC[ADD|DEL]RT: No such process adding dns 192.168.y.y !!!enter ntp callback ##### ntp: get network change ntp set on Message send Success. reply=1 0:09:00 PID1079 event.c( 969)event_api_add : ------------------------------- 0:09:00 PID1079 event.c( 970)event_api_add : TERAAPI_REQ_ADD registerd ID:3 data: 0:09:00 PID1079 event.c( 971)event_api_add : 2008/01/03(THU)10:28:26 0:09:00 PID1079 event.c( 972)event_api_add : ------------------------------- Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. i.MX31 Applications Development System (none) login: terahttpd bind successfully Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. i.MX31 Applications Development System (none) login:
Since firmware Ver.2.00 a web server is set up - however in japanese. Initial login is
ユーザー名 (loginname): root パスワード (password): password
The web server allows you to configure your account data more easily than with the remote control. Unfortunately this login and password is not working on the serial console. With a root access account one might be able to add english translations.
No other services seems to run as all ports are closed.
WARNING ! Disassembling the VGF-CP1 may cause damage ! It's on your own risk !!
1. To open the nice housing, you first have to remove two white square shaped sticker on the lower back side. The screws fix two white bushings, which have to be taken out in order to seperate the acrylic glass base.
2. Next you have to remove a rectangular white sticker. which is used as a diffusor for the blue led.
3. To seperate the cover, you have to move carefully the display towards the direction marked with red arrows. The ribbon cable is on the bottom side, so you can open the housing now.
4. The PCBs are shielded with a blank sheet fixed with six screws. For those you need well fitting screw driver, because the four ones marked in red are tightend very hard. I had to drill them out !
5. Front display is connected to ribbon connector (red square). Another pwr button is inside (blue marking), next to it a reset button (green marking).
6. A serial console can be connected through UART1 CN853. I already soldered another plug on top of the original one. Pinout see below. You'll need a level shifter LVTTL-to-RS232 as well in order to connect a PC serial port.
- LVTTL/RS232 - Building a Custom Serial Interface http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Building_a_Custom_Serial_Interface
Pin 1 of the connector the left one on the picture and it is marked on the PCB with a white dot.
MX31 UART1 CN853 Pinout 
- Unboxing video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oatks-1x8U8
- GPL software from Sony: http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/VAIO/VGF-CP1.html
- Discussion thread: http://www.artiss.co.uk/2009/09/sony-vaio-vgf-cp1-photo-frame