for i210 ethernet controller, can I use an off-the-shelf SPI programmer to program the external Flash, without using Eeupdate or lanconf software tool ?
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I am using i210-IT in our design for a Xeon D1500 CPU (Camelback Mountain reference). We intend to use one of the reference Flash ICs suggested by i210 datasheet.
It is not a technical issue, but a general inquiry. I am thinking of programming the flash IC externally, and test it. This is because our motherboard's BIOS is still under development, and might not be ready for booting up all the way to a host OS like Windows/Linux. Thus, the EEupdate tool is useless at our early stage of development.Best regards,Terrence Goh
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You may use an external SPI flash programmer to load the image. You can review as a reference the following website:
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