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FW11 update app

Postby mikro » Fri May 19, 2017 8:32 am

Hi there,

I was wondering, any chance to get the nice GEM update app also for FW11?

Btw, is it possible that I had a SuperVidel with 005 firmware? The FW10 app told me so. When updated (with built-in FW), power cycled and ran again, I indeed saw 010 version.

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Re: FW11 update app

Postby jury » Fri May 19, 2017 9:40 am

mikro wrote:Btw, is it possible that I had a SuperVidel with 005 firmware?


Yeap, and I'm rather sure that I'm still on 005 :) ( would have to check it thou )

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Re: FW11 update app

Postby mikro » Fri May 19, 2017 9:53 am

Thanks for confirmation, jury. I could have sworn that I updated it even to FW11 so it was rather shocking to realise this.

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Re: FW11 update app

Postby Knezzen » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:47 pm

Did the GEM app ever get released? Haven't found anything on Natures website except the Xilink files.

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Re: FW11 update app

Postby mikro » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:40 am

According to this post: viewtopic.php?f=100&t=26007&p=325527#p325496 not all hope is lost. ;-)

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Re: FW11 update app

Postby saulot » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:58 pm

Anyone managed to use app010 updater with 011 firmware package? How bz2 has to be prepared for app10 installer to correctly use them? I've tried to pack 2 mcs files them to tar.bz2 on pc, but it seems that it's not what program expects (it prompts for bz2 file).

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Re: FW11 update app

Postby hencox » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:54 pm

Hello Saulot!

I wrote the SVUpdate some years ago. Trying now to remember what it requires and I just dived into the source code... I'm pretty sure that you cannot just bz2-pack two mcs-files, because the SVUpdate needs a bz2-packed XSVF-file. The XSVF-format is a recorded programming session, i.e a recording of all the bit toggling that takes place when the Xilinx Impact program flashes the two flashchips on the SV.

As far as I can remember, in order to create an XSVF-file, you must:
1) connect a Xilinx JTAG cable to the SV.
2) start the falcon.
3) start Impact on the pc.
4) In Impact right-click in the big empty area and do a "scan chain" so that it finds and displays the two flash chips.
5) Select "..._1.mcs" for the left flash chip and "..._0.mcs" for the right flash chip.
6) This point I don't remember very well: Select "Record XSVF". From this point everything you do is recorded in the XSVF-file.
7) Now you will have to right click each of the flash chips and select "Program" (let Erase be selected), start with the left chip.
7) Select "End XSVF record" or what it's called.
8 ) You should now have an XSVF-file (approx 6MB in size). Pack it with "bzip2 -k -s file.xsvf" and then you can select it in SVUpdate.

These instructions are just a combination of my memory and checking the makefile and source code of SVUpdate. Please report the result of this! :)

/Henrik

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Re: FW11 update app

Postby saulot » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:00 am

hencox: That's bad. This defeats purpose of an updater app and means that I have to open up my case (nooooooooooo). But thanks for instructions, I hope that I have working Xilinx somewhere. :))))


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