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October 21, 2013, 05:02:16 PM
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Well I have 1 highly prized (HA) Avalon chips.

Any idea who may be selling assembly services and actually delivering a functional device,
Otherwise these chips are going to become nice cuff links.
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October 21, 2013, 05:05:14 PM
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I can help you out I think.  I'm doing assembly for one of the groups, and due to cancellations and refunds we should have surplus parts to run some K16's and maybe K1's.  Right now its on hold pending the firmware issues being fixed, but then we're good to go.

I've assembled one full K16 that does work but with ~20% HW due to firmware issues.  Once that gets resolved we'll be pumping them out for days and days.

As for K1's, I'm not sure the design was finished.  If it is, those should be easy to assemble.  I don't have parts/boards for them but that wouldn't be an issue.

BTW, Avalon cuff links would be sweet... especially if hashing while your wearing them.
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October 21, 2013, 07:58:12 PM
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Is anyone still selling Avalon1s? I have a few extreme cooling techniques I'd like to check out, and parts remaining for k16s I need to build up

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October 21, 2013, 08:51:41 PM
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wow, that's a great news.
steamboat, you did a great job!
What's the hardware issues with the K16 board?
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October 21, 2013, 10:35:23 PM
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As far as surplus parts go, one would think that TerraHash would lots of extra stuff.
They were going to build K16's before they got a refund on 20,000 ASIC's.
If any one wants to sale a few Avalon ASIC's (like maybe 4 parts) let me know.

Also is anyone interested in continuing this project and adapting it to the new gen 2 Avalon parts?
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October 22, 2013, 09:39:27 AM
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As far as surplus parts go, one would think that TerraHash would lots of extra stuff.
They were going to build K16's before they got a refund on 20,000 ASIC's.
If any one wants to sale a few Avalon ASIC's (like maybe 4 parts) let me know.

Also is anyone interested in continuing this project and adapting it to the new gen 2 Avalon parts?


yeah same here, after parts for 1 k16 and 4 k1's
might be more pain than gain, but i'm keen to make some of these suckers now that i have the chips in hand.

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October 22, 2013, 09:56:20 PM
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As far as surplus parts go, one would think that TerraHash would lots of extra stuff.
They were going to build K16's before they got a refund on 20,000 ASIC's.
If any one wants to sale a few Avalon ASIC's (like maybe 4 parts) let me know.

Also is anyone interested in continuing this project and adapting it to the new gen 2 Avalon parts?


yeah same here, after parts for 1 k16 and 4 k1's
might be more pain than gain, but i'm keen to make some of these suckers now that i have the chips in hand.

I found k16 components through a member on this forum, and chips through another member. If you want I'll ask him if its alright to send you his info, so you can ask about parts.

I am going to be assembling a few of them just to make up some of what I've already spent, and I plan to try a few extreme cooling/overclocking ideas.

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October 22, 2013, 11:10:03 PM
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I would like to look into the high hardware error rate for the K16.
If anyone has a few surplus Avalon chips for sale let me know.
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October 22, 2013, 11:22:42 PM
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I would like to look into the high hardware error rate for the K16.
If anyone has a few surplus Avalon chips for sale let me know.

steamboat claimed he found the hardware issue. I really hope he can share and contribute to this project
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October 22, 2013, 11:41:24 PM
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The consensus is that it is a firmware problem.
But until the actual problem is found no knows for sure.
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October 23, 2013, 08:23:30 AM
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Hi all,

The firmware issue was found and fixed a few hours ago!   I've confirmed it on my test unit as have others.  ZERO HW errors and over 5gh/s @350MHz.  The K16's are a go!

I think there will be some code cleanup, boot loader and a few other more minor things yet, but I suspect all the assemblers will start pumping them out now.

Thank-you to those who kept working on the project and getting things working!!

Message me if you need K16 assembly.  I'll have parts/PCB's, not ASIC's.  I'm in Canada (west coast) and can do assembly for USA/CAN customers.
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October 23, 2013, 08:34:50 AM
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Hi all,

The firmware issue was found and fixed a few hours ago!   I've confirmed it on my test unit as have others.  ZERO HW errors and over 5gh/s @350MHz.  The K16's are a go!

I think there will be some code cleanup, boot loader and a few other more minor things yet, but I suspect all the assemblers will start pumping them out now.

Thank-you to those who kept working on the project and getting things working!!

Message me if you need K16 assembly.  I'll have parts/PCB's, not ASIC's.  I'm in Canada (west coast) and can do assembly for USA/CAN customers.


Great news.

It is awesome to see that even with all the obstacles this project has been successfully finalised.

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October 23, 2013, 08:36:05 AM
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Hi all,

The firmware issue was found and fixed a few hours ago!   I've confirmed it on my test unit as have others.  ZERO HW errors and over 5gh/s @350MHz.  The K16's are a go!

I think there will be some code cleanup, boot loader and a few other more minor things yet, but I suspect all the assemblers will start pumping them out now.

Thank-you to those who kept working on the project and getting things working!!

Message me if you need K16 assembly.  I'll have parts/PCB's, not ASIC's.  I'm in Canada (west coast) and can do assembly for USA/CAN customers.


It's exciting. We have been always waiting for this good news
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October 23, 2013, 09:01:59 AM
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Hi all,

The firmware issue was found and fixed a few hours ago!   I've confirmed it on my test unit as have others.  ZERO HW errors and over 5gh/s @350MHz.  The K16's are a go!

I think there will be some code cleanup, boot loader and a few other more minor things yet, but I suspect all the assemblers will start pumping them out now.

Thank-you to those who kept working on the project and getting things working!!

Message me if you need K16 assembly.  I'll have parts/PCB's, not ASIC's.  I'm in Canada (west coast) and can do assembly for USA/CAN customers.


Great Smiley
Where can we find newest firmware sourcecode?

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October 23, 2013, 09:45:33 AM
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Hi all,

The firmware issue was found and fixed a few hours ago!   I've confirmed it on my test unit as have others.  ZERO HW errors and over 5gh/s @350MHz.  The K16's are a go!

I think there will be some code cleanup, boot loader and a few other more minor things yet, but I suspect all the assemblers will start pumping them out now.

Thank-you to those who kept working on the project and getting things working!!

Message me if you need K16 assembly.  I'll have parts/PCB's, not ASIC's.  I'm in Canada (west coast) and can do assembly for USA/CAN customers.


Absolutely awesome! :-)
That's great news indeed!

Out of curiosity: What exactly is the problem? In simple terms? :-)

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October 23, 2013, 11:18:32 AM
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I would like to look into the high hardware error rate for the K16.
If anyone has a few surplus Avalon chips for sale let me know.
I have 22 chips left from my sample pack. Would be happy to let them go for a nominal fee + shipping since their going to waste.
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October 23, 2013, 11:19:44 AM
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You can download sources here https://github.com/zipiju/k16-firmware. For now just sourcefiles, I'll add compiled hex as soon as git starts cooperating with me Smiley.
The issue was probably some kind of overflow in PIC, moving a function to different place in a code helped to get rid of all hw errors + there were some little modifications handling receiver reset and baud-rate generator.
It was running with 333MHz here for about 6 hours, the stats were:

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KLN 0: 333MHz 100% 55C | 4.472G/5.345Gh/s | A:29434 R:50 HW:1 WU:74.7/m

I needed to take a rest, so no further tests so far, but I'm planning to push it up to 400MHz now.

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October 23, 2013, 11:24:14 AM
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You can download sources here https://github.com/zipiju/k16-firmware. For now just sourcefiles, I'll add compiled hex as soon as git starts cooperating with me Smiley.
The issue was probably some kind of overflow in PIC, moving a function to different place in a code helped to get rid of all hw errors + there were some little modifications handling receiver reset and baud-rate generator.
It was running with 333MHz here for about 6 hours, the stats were:

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KLN 0: 333MHz 100% 55C | 4.472G/5.345Gh/s | A:29434 R:50 HW:1 WU:74.7/m

I needed to take a rest, so no further tests so far, but I'm planning to push it up to 400MHz now.

Great work! Thanks a lot.
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October 23, 2013, 12:05:04 PM
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Wait for the updated f/w the group of devs were up all night working on it. I think they solved it around 3 a.m. let them sleep then we can see what they come up with now that they have a functioning source.

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October 23, 2013, 05:44:45 PM
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Very, very cool. Nice work guys.

Even though I refunded my chips, I'm still glad to see progress on the boards. After following the thread for so long, it'll be nice to know the design is working, even if I never see any.

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