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the MinnowBoard has a 2x4 header that has 0.1" spacing for programming the SPI based serial flash memory.
 
the MinnowBoard has a 2x4 header that has 0.1" spacing for programming the SPI based serial flash memory.
  
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{|border="3"
 
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|+Programming Header
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!Pin number||Main Function||Note
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|-
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| 1
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| +3.3V Power
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| Supports on +3.3V
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|-
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| 2
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| GND
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| system ground
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|-
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| 3
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| nCS
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| Chip Select Active Low
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|-
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| 4
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| SCK
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| SPI Clock
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|-
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| 5
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| MISO
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| Data Output from serial flash
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|-
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| 6
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| MOSI
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| Data Input to serial flash
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|-
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| 7
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| NC
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| No Connection
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|-
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| 8
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| nPRG_EN
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| Program Enable Active Low
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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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** [http://www.dlpdesign.com/usb/2232h.shtml DLP-2232H] from [http://www.dlpdesign.com DLPDesign]
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** [http://www.ftdichip.com/Products/ICs/FT2232H.htm FTDI FT2232H] generic breakout boards
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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
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[[Category: MinnowBoard]]
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[[Category: CircuitCo]]

Revision as of 21:26, 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.

Programming Header
Pin number Main Function Note
1 +3.3V Power Supports on +3.3V
2 GND system ground
3 nCS Chip Select Active Low
4 SCK SPI Clock
5 MISO Data Output from serial flash
6 MOSI Data Input to serial flash
7 NC No Connection
8 nPRG_EN Program Enable Active Low

Applications and Hardware