[LinuxBIOS] 16 MBit BIOS chips

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Thu Jan 19 23:01:16 CET 2006


I just saw the ST M50FW016 (a 16 Mbit FWH BIOS chip) and
wanted to use it for LinuxBIOS development.

However, it is only (public) available in a TSOP40 package,
while most mainboard BIOS chips have a PLCC32 package.
Looking at the data sheet, it seems it should be reasonably
easy to build a PLCC32/TSOP40 adaptor with a TSOP40 ZIF
socket. Another chance would be to find somebody who orders
a large enough quantity of the PLCC32 version (that is
available only "on demand").

Has somebody tried or is planning to build such an adaptor?

* With a ZIF socket, you can't break anything
* It would remove the need for the BIOS savior
* 16 MBit is HUGE

So... anybody interested?


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