Firmware 2.0

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Firmware 2.0

Postby oraclemaster » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:56 am

Hi Rich,
how I can upgrade a Run 5 CFFA to firmware 2.0?
Thank you.

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Postby wernst » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:31 pm

Can't wait for the new firmware (I have a Run 4 board). Well done!

I assume we won't have to reformat our existing CF cards in order to take advantage of the new features?

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Re: Firmware 2.0

Postby rich » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:47 pm

Yes, you should be able to upgrade any version2.0 board with the new firmware. Some minor features will require new CPLD logic image.

I am working on a way to be able to update the CPLD from the Apple II's game port with the addition of 4 wires from the game port to the JTAG header. But it is not working yet, and I can't make any promises about it just yet. I will post more info about that if/when I make more progress.

I will also be creating a new firmware for the older v1.2 boards, but they have 256 fewer bytes of space in firmware so some features will have to be dropped. I am not starting on that effort until the Run 6 order backlog is caught up.

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Postby david__schmidt » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:51 am

The feature list looks really good. Can't wait.

Let me know if I can help with the JTAG update testing. I have prior run boards and soldering skills to offer.
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