[coreboot] Homemaid LPC flasher

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Fri Nov 7 01:14:57 CET 2008

On 07.11.2008 01:04, Joseph Smith wrote:
> On Fri, 07 Nov 2008 00:48:02 +0100, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger
> <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> wrote:
>>> Anyways, I am going to start a project based on a very simple and CHEAP
>>> LPC flasher originally designed for the xbox.
>>> http://rex.xbox-scene.com/LPC2/LPC2.html
>>> [...]
>>> My question to the coreboot community is…..
>>> I have no problem hosting this project on my site, but would everyone
>>> like me to incorporate this project into coreboot? If so is anyone
>>> interested in helping?
>> Do we want to add support for this flasher to flashrom? In theory,
>> reusing the abstraction model present since SPI could work well.
> flashrom support would be very very cool :-)
> The ability of flashrom flashing over LPC would greatly broaden it
> horizons.

You mean LPT?

> After I get it up and working, I also am going to do some testing with USB
> to LPC adapters for those of you that don't have a LPC port.

LPT again?

> These adapters
> can be found on eBay for pennies on the dollar (very cheap). I also plan on
> powering the LPC flasher from USB.

AFAIK most USB-LPT adaptors have timing problems (timing is important
for many LPC chips) and you may not be able to control all pins
manually. If it works, more power to you!



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