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June 21, 2012, 10:58:44 AM
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No problem doing that as far I am concerned. If it makes it easier I am all for it.

We will try and do a sweep through the issues later and see if we can improve things.
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June 21, 2012, 11:13:18 AM
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After flashing FPGA 0 successfully and about 20 tries trying to flash FPGA 3 followed by an INSTRUCTION_CAPTURE error each time, I decided to leave it and get some rest.
It's worth noting that that board is one of the early boards (serial number 4 I believe).

My newer board (with a later serial number, which i'm assuming means it has a more recent firmware for the controller) flashed straight away as per the instructions, so I'm thinking we need to update the array controller firmware?

Also I couldn't get the SPI flashed with either board.

Looking forward to some updates when they're available Yohan.

Thanks

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June 21, 2012, 11:54:28 AM
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Hopefully some more on the programmer later. Meanwhile first sight of the power jumper allowing a PCIE power cable to power 2 boards in a simple fashion. This is also showing the lower profile heatsink configuration.




Side blow stacking pillar is also now available.

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June 21, 2012, 11:57:12 AM
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That is friggin awesome, Yohan. I had not realized that the power pins were interconnected like that. friggin love it!

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June 21, 2012, 12:18:55 PM
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I just LOVE all the little Easter eggs that keep showing up with these things. Even little things like a green light on nonce found. A lot of effort went into this, more than people realize.

Mining Rig Extraordinaire - the Trenton BPX6806 18-slot PCIe backplane [PICS] Dead project is dead, all hail the coming of the mighty ASIC!
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June 21, 2012, 12:22:28 PM
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Meanwhile first sight of the power jumper allowing a PCIE power cable to power 2 boards in a simple fashion. This is also showing the lower profile heatsink configuration.

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That looks very nice yohan!

Would I be able to do a similar thing with a ~120W "wall wart" power brick adapter instead of PCI-e?

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June 21, 2012, 12:24:41 PM
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Meanwhile first sight of the power jumper allowing a PCIE power cable to power 2 boards in a simple fashion. This is also showing the lower profile heatsink configuration.

-zip-

That looks very nice yohan!

Would I be able to do a similar thing with a ~120W "wall wart" power brick adapter instead of PCI-e?

If those pins are interconnected as well, I think I just may wet myself a little. ;p

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June 21, 2012, 12:36:53 PM
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That looks very nice yohan!

Would I be able to do a similar thing with a ~120W "wall wart" power brick adapter instead of PCI-e?
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I would not recommend it as the 2.5mm jack is only rated to 5A which is enough for one board but not 2 running full load.
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June 21, 2012, 12:59:39 PM
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That looks very nice yohan!

Would I be able to do a similar thing with a ~120W "wall wart" power brick adapter instead of PCI-e?

I would not recommend it as the 2.5mm jack is only rated to 5A which is enough for one board but not 2 running full load.
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Oh well. Looks like I'll have to use a bulky ATX PSU to power my two boards.

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June 21, 2012, 01:01:28 PM
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Oh well. Looks like I'll have to use a bulky ATX PSU to power my two boards.
Just get 2 wall warts....

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June 21, 2012, 01:03:41 PM
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Oh well. Looks like I'll have to use a bulky ATX PSU to power my two boards.
Just get 2 wall warts....

I'm trying to avoid that because that means taking up two sockets. I already have a socket for the Raspberry Pi and a socket for my powered USB hub.

Atleast with a ATX PSU I can power the two boards and my Raspberry Pi from one socket, and probably my powered USB hub as well if I buy an adapter for it.

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June 21, 2012, 02:02:55 PM
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That looks very nice yohan!

Would I be able to do a similar thing with a ~120W "wall wart" power brick adapter instead of PCI-e?

I would not recommend it as the 2.5mm jack is only rated to 5A which is enough for one board but not 2 running full load.
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Cut the end off the power brick and feed the wires into the Phoenix connectors.
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June 21, 2012, 02:04:45 PM
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That looks very nice yohan!

Would I be able to do a similar thing with a ~120W "wall wart" power brick adapter instead of PCI-e?

I would not recommend it as the 2.5mm jack is only rated to 5A which is enough for one board but not 2 running full load.

Cut the end off the power brick and feed the wires into the Phoenix connectors.
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aye, or affix 2 barrel connectors to the cut wart wires.

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June 21, 2012, 02:43:53 PM
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..., so I'm thinking we need to update the array controller firmware?

I think that too, something is really strange with the programming. It took me now 2 hours of trying to get it working again. Same errors as norulezapply and i tried also to first programm the fpga 3 and then 0 but the same error then on fpga 0.

Dunno why it's working now after 2 hours.

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June 21, 2012, 02:47:10 PM
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..., so I'm thinking we need to update the array controller firmware?

I think that too, something is really strange with the programming. It took me now 2 hours of trying to get it working again. Same errors as norulezapply and i tried also to first programm the fpga 3 and then 0 but the same error then on fpga 0.

Dunno why it's working now after 2 hours.



Two hours? Wow. Now that is determination! Tongue

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June 21, 2012, 02:56:55 PM
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Oh well. Looks like I'll have to use a bulky ATX PSU to power my two boards.
Just get 2 wall warts....

I'm trying to avoid that because that means taking up two sockets. I already have a socket for the Raspberry Pi and a socket for my powered USB hub.

Atleast with a ATX PSU I can power the two boards and my Raspberry Pi from one socket, and probably my powered USB hub as well if I buy an adapter for it.

get a power strip?
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June 21, 2012, 02:59:03 PM
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Oh well. Looks like I'll have to use a bulky ATX PSU to power my two boards.
Just get 2 wall warts....

I'm trying to avoid that because that means taking up two sockets. I already have a socket for the Raspberry Pi and a socket for my powered USB hub.

Atleast with a ATX PSU I can power the two boards and my Raspberry Pi from one socket, and probably my powered USB hub as well if I buy an adapter for it.

get a power strip?

Thanks but I'm already using one. I'm really just trying to keep things as minimal as possible. I don't want to daisy chain two power strips either.

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June 21, 2012, 04:14:14 PM
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If you are a Windows user the stuff for updating your controller is now on the support webpage. Linux version coming soon. This is only worth doing if you have board 0026 or earlier. Take care not to lose power during this process and check it asy that it verify's ok. If it does not verify properly and provided you don't power cycle you can have another go. If it does go horribly wrong it will be possible to recover the units using a standalone programming cable.
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June 21, 2012, 04:15:47 PM
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@yohan: Thanks for the Controller update. The programming worked at the first attempt, but only the temporary version.

Error msg when trying the SPI Flash on the Array:
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JEDEC: ff ff 0xff 0xff
unknown JEDEC manufacturer: ff
ISF Bitfile probably not loaded
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June 21, 2012, 04:30:18 PM
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@yohan: Thanks for the Controller update. The programming worked at the first attempt, but only the temporary version.

Error msg when trying the SPI Flash on the Array:
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JEDEC: ff ff 0xff 0xff
unknown JEDEC manufacturer: ff
ISF Bitfile probably not loaded

Have you checked the DIP switches are in the requisit positions.

Have you got the serial number?
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