[LinuxBIOS] PhyWrite [SPI flash-chips] PCI ROM

Bari Ari bari at onelabs.com
Tue Mar 20 21:38:29 CET 2007

Quux wrote:
> does the $150 xilinx board come with full software to do that ?
> the altera has "free" soft going with it - and is a pci card.    
> greetinx --Q

Both boards come with eval software. Either board would still need to 
have software written to be functional as a Flash programmer.

The Altera board only comes with 1MB (128Kx8) of SRAM. So memory would 
have to be added. This could be done via the prototype headers with a 
custom board.

The Xilinx board comes with 128 Mbit Parallel Flash, 16 Mbit SPI Flash 
and 64 MByte DDR SDRAM on board. It can be used to program Flash in or 
out of circuit and also be used to emulate Flash in circuit through the 
use of a few custom adapter cables. The Xilinx board seems to be more 


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