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Eclipse - Serial Flash Controller II IP-Core - Micron MT25QL256 - The initial process goes wrong

Amir3
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Hey,

 

At Nios environment, I am using the "Serial Flash Controller II Intel FPGA IP" in order to communicate with the Micron MT25QL256 memory device. This device is connected to the Active-Serial signals on the FPGA (Cyclone 5).

 

In Eclipse, the IP-Core driver addresses the ID register in Byte #1 instead of Byte #3. This mismatch prevents the driver from finishing its initialization process.

 

From Micron MT25QL256 Datasheet:

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1. Could it be that the Eclipse (or the Quartus), with this IP-Core, does not know how to analyze the data from the MT25QL256 and, in fact, it analyzes the data of the memory device as if it were an EPCQ256?

 

2. Is there any setting similar to "pgm_allow_mt25q=on" on Quartus.ini file that can be put into Eclipse?

 

Thanks.

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hareesh
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Hi

The "Serial Flash Controller II" IP does not support external flash such as Micron but dropdown selection got micron, there are some register memory map mismatch issue if using micron. please use Generic QUAD SPI Controller II.


Actually engineering team plating for new ip for this. may be it's available in next version.


reference :

https://community.intel.com/t5/FPGA-Intellectual-Property/Failed-driver-initialization-of-Serial-Fla...



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hareesh
Employee
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Hi,

In Eclipse, the IP-Core driver addresses the ID register in Byte #1 instead of Byte #3. This mismatch prevents the driver from finishing its initialization process


can you please give more information about that line. i didn't get it.


hareesh
Employee
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Hi

The "Serial Flash Controller II" IP does not support external flash such as Micron but dropdown selection got micron, there are some register memory map mismatch issue if using micron. please use Generic QUAD SPI Controller II.


Actually engineering team plating for new ip for this. may be it's available in next version.


reference :

https://community.intel.com/t5/FPGA-Intellectual-Property/Failed-driver-initialization-of-Serial-Fla...



Amir3
New Contributor I
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Hi Harish,

 

Thank you for searching for the solution!

 

BTW, why not use the IP-Core "Generic Flash Serial Interface"?

hareesh
Employee
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Hi,

Generic QUAD SPI Controller II only can support for micron. May be Generic Serial Flash Interface IP drivers also not matching to micron registers. so, we suggesting QUAD SPI Controller II.



if you don't have any queries about this i'll close the case. please conform


Thanks,


Amir3
New Contributor I
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Hey Hareesh,

 

I have a new problem using this IP-Core (QUAD SPI Controller II) - I can't burn the SW image (Nios Application) to the Micron MT25QL256 by the 'quartus_pgm' function.

 

background:

Original project - Contain Nios2f with the regular Cores (RAM, Timer and more..) and 'Serial Flash Controller' IP-Core.

- New project - Contain Nios2f with the regular Cores (RAM, Timer and more..) and 'Generic QUAD SPI controller II' IP-Core.

- Note - The QSYS component is clocked at a rate of 14[MHz].

- Flash Batch file - "E:\intelFPGA_standard\22.1\nios2eds\bin\elf2flash.exe --verbose --input=HelloWorld.elf --output=HelloWorld.flash --base=0xX --end=0xZ --reset=0xV --boot=E:\intelFPGA_standard\22.1\nios2eds\components\altera_nios2\boot_loader_cfi.srec
pause".

- Burn Batch file - "E:\intelFPGA_standard\22.1\quartus\bin64\quartus_pgm --nios2 --epcq --csr=0xY --debug --base=0xX --cable="USB-Blaster on localhost" HelloWorld.flash
pause"

 

My experiments so far:

- Original project - Quartus Standard 18.0 - The Burn Batch file works fine and the SW image is burned to the memory device.

- Original project - Quartus Standard 22.1 - The Burn Batch file works fine and the SW image is burned to the memory device.

- New project - Quartus Standard 22.1 - The Burn Batch file doesn't work and the SW image does burn to the memory device, and I get this message:

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When I operate the Nios2f from the Eclipse by 'Run' or 'Debug', with all 3 projects ,It works - I get "Hello World" message.

 

 

 

Amir3
New Contributor I
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Hey Hareesh,

 

I would appreciate your help.

 

Thanks.

hareesh
Employee
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