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Offline Crackpot

CyberStormPPC Query
« on: January 14, 2021, 09:36:40 AM »
Couple of questions re CyberStormPPC cards: What exactly does 'ppcdiss.library' do? - and can the CSPPC's BIOS be safely 'downflashed' to an earlier version? Anyone ever done that - perhaps just for testing purposes?

Just curious.

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Offline Acill

Re: CyberStormPPC Query
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2021, 09:07:10 AM »
Actually PPC ha been available in FPGA for quite some time. We use them in a lot of the gear I work on professionally, which is military hardware, but you can also read a bit more on it here: https://www.eetimes.com/xilinx-to-embed-powerpc-core-in-fpgas-through-ibm-license-deal/
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Offline Thomas

Re: CyberStormPPC Query
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2021, 09:52:01 AM »
Couple of questions re CyberStormPPC cards: What exactly does 'ppcdiss.library' do?

I am not sure but I guess it allows to disassemble PPC code.


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- and can the CSPPC's BIOS be safely 'downflashed' to an earlier version?

Yes, the flash program will replace the firmware and reset all settings independent of the version.

Note that if you have a flash version which is required to run a G-Rex or CVisionPPC, those extensions might not work any more if you downgrade to an earlier version.
 
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