THIS PROJECT IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND SHOULD NOT BE LINKED ANYWHERE YET
Welcome to The Paraflasher Project. Open source hardware for developing open source software.
The project is maintained by Joseph Smith.
The Paraflasher (Parallel Port Flasher) is low-cost simple flash programming device. It can be used to flash a variety of LPC flash chips and firmware hubs (FWH). The hope is someday it will also be able to support SPI chips. It is also meant to be modular so you can flash a variety flash chip packages. The Paraflasher is based on an old LPC programmer built to flash LPC chips on the xbox, the LPC^2 (Low Parts Count LPC Programming Cable). The Paraflasher is not for sale, it is meant for that "do-it-yourself" kind of person. Although if the project becomes popular, bare PCB's could be produced and sold at cost. Anyone with novice to moderate soldering skills can build one.
|Component||Recomended Specs||Part Used||Price Paid ($US)|
||ITW McMurdo DB25PNF||3.82|
|10-Bit FET Bus Switch With Level Shifting||
||Texas Instruments SN74CBTD3861DW||0.64|
|SOIC To DIP Adapter||
||MIND_TEK SOIC surface mount PCB adaptor||1.60|
|USB B Connector||
||Adam Technologies USB-B-S-RA||0.39|
|PTC Resettable Fuse||
||OPTEK Technology OVLFB3C7||0.74|
|Linear Voltage Regulator||
||National Semiconductor LM1084IT-3.3/NOPB||2.83|
|2 Tantalum Capacitors||
||Vishay/Sprague 173D106X9010VE3||0.56 X 2|
||A piece of Roth Electronik 26M2198||Already had (5.93)|
||About a foot of Belden 9978 013100||Already had (Spool of 100ft 22.61)|
|Small Power Wires||
The Circuit Explained
|Parallel Port||To LPC Signal||To FWH Signal|
If there are any inconsistencies or you would like to elaborate on anything above, please feel free.
The core of the Paraflasher uses ppdev user-level device driver for Linux.
| I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. This applies worldwide.
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