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DDR4 Bring-up Support



We are working on a custom design based on the Atom C3508. This is the first time we have had to perform a board bringup for an Intel product. Previously, we have been using other architectures (PowerPC, ARM) from different manufacturers.


I am trying to get a plan together for initial hardware bringup. Specifically, I would like to know the general process for bringing up the DDR4 memory. In the past, we have made use of certain tools (for example, NXP's QCVS) which will fill in a lot of controller values based on vendor recommandations. (Basic clock information would be provided as an input, DDR configuration code would be generated as an output). Additionally, there were certain verification tools included which performed a number of functions like write leveling, for example.


Does Intel have a DDR4 bringup guide document / checklist / QCVS equivalent tool for performing this bringup?


All responses are appreciated, thanks.

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Hello, @BFerg5​:


Thank you for contacting Intel Embedded Community.


The How-to Video - DDR4 Electrical Validation (EV) Tools Set up for Purley, Grangeville and Denverton Platforms document # 608545 may has information useful to you. It can be found when you are logged into your Resource & Design Center (RDC) privileged account at the following website:




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




Best regards,


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