[LinuxBIOS] SPI flash focus

Drew Lundsten drew.lundsten at ccpu.com
Fri Nov 24 04:35:32 CET 2006


Is anyone else focused on hardware approaches to SPI flash programming? 

I know this is an inexorable push and welcome it from the layout
perspective, but finding a way to rewrite SPI-flash BIOS in place is an
interesting challenge.

My thoughts to present are to overdrive (temporarily) the signals using
a SO-8 clip and maybe an ACT buffer, but obviously it's not as optimal
as a BIOS Savior. JTAG would be better where supported, but I don't see
a general solder-free approach.

Off-reflector replies welcome.


Drew Lundsten <drew.lundsten at ccpu.com> +1 858-882-8828/619-895-1764 cell
Continuous Computing Corporation, 9380 Carroll Park Dr, San Diego 92121

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