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Official BCUSB RC13 release

D3m0n

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Changes or additions since RC12
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* JTAG / SPI / DFU drivers all combined into a single driver folder.
There is a Win2K folder inside the driver folder for legacy support.

+ Now using SIGNED drivers! Will install without F8 workaround on Vista64 / Win7

+ Added SBV6220 and DPC2100 device scripts

+ Added over 20 SPI flash devices (see full list in documentation folder)

+ Added over 50 CFI flash device definitions

+ Added FlashFind command feature for JTAG mode

+ Updated LibUsbDotNet.dll library to newest version (2.2.8)

+ Changed: software is now 100% dot net compatible (C++ dependancy dropped)

+ Changed: Windows XP and newer driver is now WinUSB (LibUSB still supported)

+ Improved: JTAG Flash speed increased by 20%! Typical time to program a 1MB
firmware file is less than 25 seconds! Typical time to read a target device
firmware is now less than 10 seconds! Please use IDC cable of 8" or less.

+ Improved: SPI Flash read speed increased (from 170KB/s to up to 400KB/s!)

+ Improved: SPI Flash write speed increased (now up to 250KB/s!)

+ Fixed: Fixed script when user would cancel a action or scripts using labels
that begin with the word "exit".

Changes or additions since RC11
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+ Removed 64 bit install folders as drivers no longer need additional install steps.

+ Added lots of documenation

+ Added SPI AVR firmware and software support

+ Added new script engine for better performance, code structure and support

+ Improved EJTAG read data performance by 50% (from 78KB/s to 113KB/s)

- Known issues: There is a problem with the speed on various USB controllers
regarding the write speed on SPI devices. This should normally go about 100K
but the packets are being scheduled and timed delay resulting in 20K. We are
looking into fixing this for a future update that will include more speed
improvements.

Changes or additions since RC10
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+ Cleaned up interface GUI

+ Added additional information print to console

+ Added internal DFU engine to allow software to upgrade the board over USB
You will no longer need to install JAVA or FLIP in order to do unit upgrade

+ Made directory for directions on how to install in 64 bit Windows OS

+ Removed Board Update folder

+ Combined ATMEL DFU driver (bootloader mode) with normal BCUSB App mode

Changes or additions since RC9
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+ Added new flash engine with universal flash write support
Supported CFI modes: Intel (16-bit), Intel (32-bit), AMD (8-bit), AMD (16-bit)

+ Improved flash writing speed for many devices.

+ Removed SDK (new SDK coming soon)

+ Updated board firmware to 6.01
This firmware is required to use this software version and vice versa

+ Updated software GUI with minor changes

Download: http://www.embeddedcomputers.net/products/BlackcatUSB/BCUSB.RC13.zip
 

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yikes21k

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hello,
sorry but im as newb as they come and im having problems trying to get directions to both usb blackcat and haxorware. i either find usbjtag util and haxorware or blackcat and something else. after saving the 8 and 2 meg flash, can i then load the haxorware in the 2 meg flash area? many tutorials have something called noisyboot to be loaded, i dont know if i still need to do this.

thanks
 

yikes21k

New Member
You want to make a 2MB Backup

then flash the firmware on the firmware tab.
im using Official BCUSB RC13 release Build 257, there is no firmware tab, however in the last tab which is motorola sb5101 tab.. 3/4 of the way down the tab there is a firmware box that has the choices save and change. are you referring to this area to load the haxorware?

thanks
 

D3m0n

Administrator
Staff member
You need to specify what modem you are using ? If it is a 5101 , the script was not setup to load a haxorware image. Your best bet is to get a full dump containing haxorware and load that via the flash tab
 

yikes21k

New Member
your right it is a 5101..

are you referring to a file such as sb5101i haxorware1.39 backup full flash? wasnt sure about that because of the "i".

my head is spinning from all the searching. thanks for your help
 

D3m0n

Administrator
Staff member
The (i) basically stands for International which is for all docsis modems , it it was an (e) then it would be for Euro Docsis modems , so you should be fine loading that dump you mentioned onto your modem via the flash tab
 

yikes21k

New Member
actually i have a modem with haxorware on it already. can i copy the 2 meg flash from that and load it into another?

thanks
 

D3m0n

Administrator
Staff member
Yes as long as it is the same type of modem, to save any hassles.
 

yikes21k

New Member
thank you for all your replies...

1 more question if you dont mind. i read that if you already have haxor loaded and wanted to upgrade to a newer version (when that time comes) you dont even need to use the jtag?? you can upgrade it via the webgui upgrade page?

thanks for putting up with all the newbie questions
 

D3m0n

Administrator
Staff member
That is correct , Hax has a built in upgrader in the GUI. It does sometimes however fail , so always good to have a programmer just in case.
 

yikes21k

New Member
You need to specify what modem you are using ? If it is a 5101 , the script was not setup to load a haxorware image. Your best bet is to get a full dump containing haxorware and load that via the flash tab
will the usb blackcat sw support haxorware image for 5101 in the future?

thanks
 

D3m0n

Administrator
Staff member
Yes it can do it is just a modification to the script , will look into this for you soon , slightly busy with other things at the moment
 

D3m0n

Administrator
Staff member
Try this script , i have added an extra tab for Haxorware , to read and write. It still contains the Original Firmware tab as well , so to load hax use hax tab and to load original firm use the bottom Original firmware tab ... let me know how you get on with it.
 

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yikes21k

New Member
Try this script , i have added an extra tab for Haxorware , to read and write. It still contains the Original Firmware tab as well , so to load hax use hax tab and to load original firm use the bottom Original firmware tab ... let me know how you get on with it.
thank you, ill check it out
 

yikes21k

New Member
hi, i noticed in that extra tab for sb5101 there is a part for boot loader. since i have never had to load one before, would i need to now and if yes..which one?

thanks
 

inkyy

New Member
How come I get verification errors with AMD 29LV160DB flash? Everything is hooked up properly but it just won't work. This is on a DPC2100R2.
 
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