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 Post subject: Minimig YQ090911 firmware
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:52 pm 
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A new version of firmware files is available. This release requires an ARM controller.

Binary files can be downloaded from here.
Sources available from google code repository.

Changes and new features:

ARM firmware - support for:

- MMC/SD/SDHC cards
- FAT16/FAT32 filesystems
- subfolders (unlimited number of entries and depth)
- Long File Names
- alphabetical sorting of entries
- selection of files and subfolders with a keypress
- scrolling of entries with PgUp/PgDn/Home keys
- selection of parent directory with Backspace key
- up to 4 virtual floppy drives
- up to 2 hard files emulating A600/A1200 hard disk controller (up to 4095 MB each)
- optional higher memory card transfer speed (requires simple hardware modification - highly recommended)
- firmware upgrades directly from the memory card

FPGA - new features:

- improved system timing (blitter, CIAs, ROM)
- minor compatibility improvements (CIA access, INTREQ)
- support for two virtual hard disks
- implemented alliasing of custom register space (Kickstart 1.2 now works)

Upgrade instructions in included readme file.

[2009-11-27]

Added PIC firmware working with YQ090911 release.
The firmware upgrade file can be downloaded from here.
Use TinyBootloader to reprogram your PIC.


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 Post subject: Re: Minimig YQ090911 firmware
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:54 pm 
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Hey thanks a lot for this new release :) I will try and report as soon as possible!

Download of source files one by one seems to be a bit circuitous. Perhaps pack all together in a .zip file will do better :)

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 Post subject: Re: Minimig YQ090911 firmware
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:22 pm 
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Sascha, install an SVN client and check out the sources from the repository.


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 Post subject: Re: Minimig YQ090911 firmware
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:30 pm 
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Ah, ok I do have an svn bash client installed in Linux. But I have never used it by myself.
There is some command string required to log in and download. Some GUI frontend would be better, do you know such a tool?
Or just help out for the bash command string, please :)

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 Post subject: Re: Minimig YQ090911 firmware
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:50 pm 
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You can find required information on the following google code page.


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 Post subject: Re: Minimig YQ090911 firmware
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:56 pm 
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Thanks, this works :)

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 Post subject: Re: Minimig YQ090911 firmware
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:49 pm 
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I made an own fpga core, also for all user with notebook keyboard and num-led problem.
There is only little changes done, most of them already is known in prev. core releases.
To use this core, just rename attached file into "Minimig1.bin" and store on sd card.
Dont forget to upgrade the ARM controller first!

Have fun :)

EDIT: To avoid possible download problem of uncompressed image file, the core is now provided as .rar packed archive.


Attachments:
Minimig1.bin.rar [89.16 KiB]
Downloaded 670 times

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 Post subject: Re: Minimig YQ090911 firmware
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:19 am 
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yaqube wrote:
A new version of firmware files is available.


Aaaw... I just sent my minimig away for RAM/speed upgrade, how typical :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Minimig YQ090911 firmware
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:36 am 
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I have upgrade to the new firmware but no go!!!

1.install frimware.upg all okey
2.reset
3.copy minimig.bin to SD card
4.Reset System hangs on bootscreen !!

@Yacube have you set the Power reduction option?
Because I have some similear trouble before with a firmware from boing4000

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Now I also know what causes the trouble before. Spartan3 fpga support a feature called "Power Reduction". I did set this bit and it worked for my Minimigs board.
Perhaps some other Spartan fpga production series (maybe tollerance issue) dont work at this feature active.
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If you have, can you please leave it out in future because of compatibility problems?

@boing4000
Please can you make a fixed firmware again my Minimig is so silence at the moment ;-)
Cheers

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 Post subject: Re: Minimig YQ090911 firmware
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:31 am 
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Awesome Jak! :-)


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