Difference between revisions of "Minnowboard:SPI Boot flash"

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= Applications and Hardware =
 
= Applications and Hardware =
  
[http://flashrom.org/Flashrom Flashrom] is an open source utility that allows you to work with the SPI based serial flash memory on the MinnowBoard. Flashrom supports a wide range of flash devices ([http://flashrom.org/Supported_hardware Supported Hardware]) including the WinBond W25Q32. Flashrom can automatically detect the presence of the WinBond W25Q32 and provide full read/erase/write functionality. Flashrom can use the many open as well as proprietary hardware tools such as the [[Flyswatter2]] from [http://www.tincantools.com TinCanTools], the [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Bus_Pirate Bus Pirate] from [http://www.dangerousprototypes.com Dangerous Prototypes], and the [http://www.dediprog.com/SPI-flash-in-circuit-programming/ISP-Evaluation-Kit SF100] from [http://www.dediprog.com DediProg] .
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*[http://flashrom.org/Flashrom Flashrom] is an open source utility that allows you to work with the SPI based serial flash memory on the MinnowBoard.  
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* Flashrom supports a wide range of flash devices ([http://flashrom.org/Supported_hardware Supported Hardware]) including the WinBond W25Q32.
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* Flashrom can automatically detect the presence of the WinBond W25Q32 and provide full read/erase/write functionality.  
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* Flashrom can use the many open as well as proprietary hardware tools such as
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** [[Flyswatter2]] from [http://www.tincantools.com TinCanTools]
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** [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Bus_Pirate Bus Pirate] from [http://www.dangerousprototypes.com Dangerous Prototypes]
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** [http://www.dediprog.com/SPI-flash-in-circuit-programming/ISP-Evaluation-Kit SF100] from [http://www.dediprog.com DediProg]
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** [https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/spi/spidev SPIDev] userspace interface for the Linux Kernel

Revision as of 03:59, 15 May 2013

the MinnowBoard uses a SPI based serial flash memory to load the initial code into the Intel Atom E640 series processor. The MinnowBoard uses a WinBond W25Q32 (datasheet) which has a total of 4096KB of storage which can be flashed with a UEFI image or other custom firmware.

Programming Interface

the MinnowBoard has a 2x4 header that has 0.1" spacing for programming the SPI based serial flash memory.

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Applications and Hardware

  • Flashrom is an open source utility that allows you to work with the SPI based serial flash memory on the MinnowBoard.
  • Flashrom supports a wide range of flash devices (Supported Hardware) including the WinBond W25Q32.
  • Flashrom can automatically detect the presence of the WinBond W25Q32 and provide full read/erase/write functionality.
  • Flashrom can use the many open as well as proprietary hardware tools such as