[LinuxBIOS] LPC SuperIO "add-in card"

Indrek Kruusa indrek.kruusa at artecdesign.ee
Fri Dec 1 14:29:40 CET 2006

Peter Stuge wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 01, 2006 at 01:26:31PM +0200, Indrek Kruusa wrote:
>> - Altera Cyclone FPGA as the control part
> Do you think it would be possible to make a firmware for the FPGA
> that also does reads-make-a-write and can signal them back to the
> Linux host?

I'v heard several ideas about the usage and yes - this usb-serial 
emulated connection can be used for whatever communications between 
dongle and Linux host. Of course it depends on FPGA firmware. I am not 
aware about the possibilites to custom-program the FPGA (for one 
dongle). This sould be asked again from Artec Group guys.


> The idea is similar to the JEDEC flash identifying method - a special
> sequence of reads at certain addresses are interpreted as a write and
> sent to the host.
> //Peter

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