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HLim01
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Question on programming of Intel

Hi,

 

I have an existing card having a WS82574 Ethernet chip with an obsolete SPI Flash ATMLH726 as its NVM. 

I dumped the image of the flash with the EEPROMAccessTool with the following command : 

 

sudo ./EepromAccessTool -dump -NIC=1

 

The dumped image file is 32kbit and has MAC address at the start address.

Then I replaced the ATMLH726 with a Microchip SST25VF010A 1Mbit SPI flash and tried to write the dumped image file back to  the blank SST25VF010A flash with the command : 

 

sudo ./EepromAccessTool -NIC=1 -f=filename.otp

 

. Thereafter I execute command 

 

sudo ./EepromAccessTool -dump -NIC=1

 

to check if the programming is successfully. The return dump image file has all 0XFF as its content, indicating the content is still empty and the programming is not successful. 

 

Please forward this email to relevant party to advise the cause of failure. 

 

Best Regards,

Lim Hui Peng

 

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CrisselleF_C_Intel
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Hello Lim,

 

Thank you for posting in Intel Ethernet Communities. Your query will be best answered by our Embedded Support team, we will help you to move this post to the designated team. Please feel free to contact us if you need assistance from Ethernet support team.

 

Best regards,

Crisselle C

Intel Customer Support

A Contingent Worker at Intel

CarlosAM_INTEL
Moderator
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Hello, @HLim01​:

 

Thank you for contacting Intel Embedded Community.

 

Could you please clarify if the affected unit has been designed by you or a third-party company? In case that it is a third-party design, please give the part number, model, name of the manufacturer, and where it is stated the information related to it. On the other hand, could you please clarify if the affected design has been reviewed by Intel in case that it is your design?

 

We are waiting for your answer.

 

Best regards,

@Mæcenas_INTEL​.

HLim01
Beginner
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​Hi,

 

The affected unit was designed by a third-party company Connect Tech Inc. Card name is Astro Carrier for NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2/TX2i/TX1.

There is a Intel Ethernet chip WS82574 on board this card.  EEPROM Access Tool was used to dump its flash data to a OTP file successfully. I replaced the flash with a blank flash SST25VF010A and tried to program the blank flash with the OTP file but it wasn't successful.

 

regards,

Hui Peng

CarlosAM_INTEL
Moderator
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Hello, @HLim01​ :

 

Thanks for your clarification.

 

We would like to help you with any third-party device, however the information to support it is unavailable from our side.

 

Due to this fact, our suggestion as a reference is address your consultations associated to this device at the channels listed in the following website as a reference:

 

http://connecttech.com/support/

 

Best regards,

@Mæcenas_INTEL​.

HLim01
Beginner
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​Hello Maecenas_INTEL,

 

The current testing with Connect Tech Inc Astro Carrier for NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2/TX2i/TX1 is to check if the SST25VF010A flash can be programmed with Intel EEPROM Access Tool. I have designed my  own card which will have Nvidia TX2, Intel WS82574 and SST25VF010A flash but it is still not ready for the test and thus I am using Astro Carrier to test EEPROM Access Tool on SST25VF010A flash. 

EEPROM Access Tool can dump and program the original flash ATMLH726 on board Astro Carrier but it failed to do so for SST25VF010A flash.

Thus I feel that it should be within Intel Ethernet team's knowledge to advise. Please help to forward to specialist who can advise. Thank you.

 

regards,

Hui Peng   

CarlosAM_INTEL
Moderator
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Hello, @HLim01​:

 

Thanks for your update.

 

Could you please confirm that the Flash replacement that you are using fulfills the requirements stated in section 3.3.2, on pages 53 and 54 of the Intel(R) 82574 GbE Controller Family Datasheet document # 317694?

 

This document can be found at the following website:

 

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/doc/datasheet/82574l-gbe-controller-datasheet.pdf

 

We are waiting for your verification.

 

Best regards,

@Mæcenas_INTEL​.

HLim01
Beginner
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Hello Maecenas_INTEL,

 

The replacement flash is SST25VF010A, it is recommended as compatible flash part in Table 27 of the said document.

As ATMLH726 is an obsolete part from ATMEL, I cannot find any information/datasheet about its size and thus not able to get a same size part to replace it.

 

Please refer to my 1st message on how I dumped the contents of ATMLH726 with EEPROM Access Tool and found the dump data size is 32kbit. This is small for a SPI flash.

 

regards,

Hui Peng

 

CarlosAM_INTEL
Moderator
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Hello, @HLim01​:

 

Thanks for your update.

 

Could you please try to reproduce the cited situation using the Intel I210, I211, and X550 EEPROM Access Tool (EAT) version 0.7.7 document # 57216, and Intel 82574 Gigabit Ethernet Controller Production Sample Validation Kit [SVK] Silicon Sample Kit document # 377520, also inform the results? It can be found when you are logged into your Resource & Design Center (RDC) privileged account at the following website:

 

http://www.intel.com/cd/edesign/library/asmo-na/eng/572162.htm

http://www.intel.com/cd/edesign/library/asmo-na/eng/377520.htm

 

By the way, could you please confirm that your design has been reviewed by Intel? In case that answer is negative, feel free to send it following the procedure stated at:

 

https://edc.intel.com/Tools/Design-Review/Default.aspx

 

The RDC Account Support form is the channel to process your account update request. It can be found at:

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/forms/design/contact-support.html

 

We are waiting for your answer.

 

Best regards,

@Mæcenas_INTEL​.

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