[LinuxBIOS] PLCC removal trick

Rodney.Kittleson at bench.com Rodney.Kittleson at bench.com
Thu Sep 15 21:06:50 CEST 2005

I was looking at the PromJet over a year ago, it runs around $1,500 with
the LPC/FWH option.  

They seem to nickle and dime you with this unit.  Base price + LPC/FWH
support + 32PLCC adapter + ethernet (Parallel Port is standard). 


> >Sorry, I should have googled more first. The manuals are at:
> >http://www.tech-tools.com/romtools.htm
> I looked at the FlexROM III, it appears to emulate just flat 8 or 16
> bit devices. PLCC's are more complicated, they frequently make use of
> an LPC interface that clocks in 4 bits of data at a time (as I recall)
> to get the address into the chip, then clocks out 4 bits of data at a
> time. I think an operation is 16 bits at a time. This is all 
> transparent
> from the system's perspective. However behind the scenes it is a
> complicated dance.
> LPC = Low Pin Count
> -Dave
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