vulomflash

Section: USER COMMANDS (1)
Updated: January 2, 2014
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NAME

vulomflash - Handle FPGA firmware in VULOM/TRIDI flash memory.  

SYNOPSIS

vulomflash --addr=A [file.rbt[,comment.txt]] [COMMAND]  

DESCRIPTION

List, read and write firmware in the VULOM or TRIDI flash memory. The flash memory of a VULOM or TRIDI has 8 independent ranges. When powered on, the module will automatically load and start the FPGA firmware in range 0.

 

OPTIONS

--addr=A
Select the VME address A of the module to handle. The address is given in hexadecimal.
--help
Display a short help text and exit.
 

FIRMWARE FILE

The firmware to be programmed or verified is loaded from a .rbt file, given on the command line. A plain text file can be stored in a comment region of the flash range together with the firmware for easy identification. vulomflash mandates the use of such a file (use /dev/null to force an empty file). For easier invocation, if the name of the comment file is not specified, vulomflash will try trlo_compile_XXX.txt, based on the .rbt filename, if named with a known prefix_XXX.rbt.

 

COMMANDS

One command can be given for vulomflash to execute:
--read
For test purposes, read from the module at VME offset BASE+0x0 (FPGA space), and BASE+RANGE_REG (CPLD space).

If the module is running TRLO II, the four high hexadecimal values will be a part of the version MD5SUM. With a newer TRLO II firmware, the lower will be the TRIMI (TRIVA mimic) status register.

--readprogs[=full]
Read and print the comment field contents for all ranges of the flash memory. Unless full is given, comment fields for TRLO II firmwares are summarised on one line per item.
--restart=N
Instruct the module to load the firmware of flash range N into the FPGA and restart the FPGA.
--verify=N
Compare the content of flash range N with the loaded .rbt file.
--extract=N,file
Dump the content of flash range N into an .rbt-like file. (Some editing is required if the content are to be used for writing.)
--prog=N
Write the content of the loaded .rbt file into flash range N.

Programming will only be performed if the content of the flash differs from the new content. The flash range is automatically erased.

--erase=N
Erase the contents of flash range N.

 

EXIT STATUS

0 after successfully operation, 1 on failure.

 

EXAMPLES

vulomflash --addr=9 --readprogs
Check the stored firmwares in a module at VME address 0x09.

 

AUTHOR

Håkan T. Johansson <f96hajo@chalmers.se>

Based on the original erase and flash programs written by Wolfgang Ott.  

SEE ALSO

trloctrl(1), trimictrl(1)

 

BUGS

Some VULOM4B and TRIDI1 modules do not restart (i.e. load) firmware into the FPGA from non-0 flash memory ranges. This can by fixed by a CPLD firmware upgrade.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
FIRMWARE FILE
COMMANDS
EXIT STATUS
EXAMPLES
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO
BUGS

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