Just sharing our pleasant experience and nice find :) These SOIC8 SMT
sockets for BIOS chips are too expensive at AliExpress (don't know
why) - and to order them directly from Dediprog is economically
inefficient because last time I checked they offered only overpriced
express shipping - the cost of which is comparable to the price of
sockets themselves! - But we are patient people and don't want to
overpay that much for shipping regardless of its' speed.
So we decided to order from this EU-based "The LAB eShop" :
They are asking 36E (41US) for 15pcs sockets. Dediprog's price is 30US
for 15pcs sockets, but "thanks" to their overpriced express shipping:
"thelabeshop" prices are more affordable if you need just the sockets
- they have an ordinary cheap post shipping method available with a
tracking number, for 5 or 6.
Although our first package has been lost, they kindly sent it again
without any extra fees and this time it got delivered :) All 15 pcs
sockets have these rectangular plastic caps and were reliably packet
in a plastic ribbon to protect their fragile pins and for more
convenience. If you need some photos we could share.
What is also great about this "thelabeshop" is that, like aliexpress,
they don't require you to use paypal (paypal adds unnecessary extra
fees and has a horrible ethics / customer service). Payment could be
done by a credit card. So if you need these rare SOIC8 sockets,
"thelabeshop" price seems to be the most affordable. They also have
SOIC16 sockets, although their expensive 58E price seems to be a
mistake and maybe they could lower it for you if you would contact
them - type "SOK-SPI-16W" at their search field if you are interested.
And to find SOIC8, write "SOK-SPI-8W".
These sockets could be very useful for routers or laptop motherboards,
although you need a steady hand or ask professional to install them
Dear coreboot community,
I am experiencing problems with FSP Memory Init on Braswell SoCs. FSP
Memory Init is not returning. I have following processors that fail:
Celeron J3060 and Celeron J3160; both have the same issue.
The platform has 1 SODIMM module on channel 0. I am feeding the UPD
header with correct SPD, but still no luck. I have also tried FSP MR1
and MR2, but nothing works.
Is anyone here more experienced with Braswell platforms? Could You give
me some advices?
Embedded Systems Engineer
http://3mdeb.com | @3mdeb_com
In that case, I'd also like to point you to the deadline for submitting
main track talks which is tomorrow(!).
Having a coreboot/LinuxBoot talk there would be awesome. Ron/David,
could you submit something or do you have someone in mind who can do that?
There's also lightning talks, deadline is a bit later.
OK, I'm submitting a request for a stand. I need a backup contact for
the stand. Who is willing to do that? AFAICS we can still change the
backup contact later if life happens.
On 02.11.2018 20:48, David Hendricks wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 9:15 AM 'Ron Minnich' via linuxboot
> <linuxboot(a)googlegroups.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
> I"m leaning to yes, by which I mean if you do it, I'll show up.
> I can't believe I said that.
> On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 7:20 AM Carl-Daniel Hailfinger
> <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
> > Hi!
> > FOSDEM next year will be on 2 & 3 February 2019.
> > The deadline for applying for a stand is today.
> > Do we want a coreboot/flashrom/LinuxBoot stand/booth?
> Same as what Ron said. I think someone from FB can be there to talk
> about coreboot/LinuxBoot stuff and perhaps bring some hardware to demo.