25 Jun 2017 22:02
|My apologies for the delay in a public release of the SDNet driver and associated building instructions. This driver allows to hook up a wired Ethernet controller to current Vampire boards.|
Prerequisites are a Vampire card (V500 or V600), along with the Gold2.5 release. In terms of additional hardware, a suitable Micro SD breakout, a 3.3V ENC28J60 module and some easy soldering are required.
Please be careful with the breakout. Many MicroSD models use a thick PCB that will quite likely destroy the SD slot. In my experience, the plug from cables sold as "TF to micro SD card Extension cable" on fleabay worked well. Reminder: The soldering is easy. Take the time saved on soldering to grind the edges of the breakout connector into a smooth feel.
More information, pin-outs, driver, test tool and associated sources (GPL) can be found in the following archive: EXTERNAL LINK
Disclaimer: This is a DIY hardware project for experienced personnel only. The information is provided as-is, without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
25 Jun 2017 22:55
Congratulations on your first release of another cool project! :)
Grzegorz Wójcik (pisklak
(Apollo Team Member)
26 Jun 2017 08:38
|Yap - Congratulations !|
Now.... me imagine hordes of young "Vampired ones" with evil smile and soldering iron in hands !
26 Jun 2017 11:19
|Looks good may test this on my A600 is there any guidance on the breakout board|
26 Jun 2017 11:34
26 Jun 2017 16:26
27 Jun 2017 20:37
|Henryk Richter wrote:|
Hearsay brought the Cubietruck uSD JTAG breakout board to my attention. But: I didn't verify it's suitability.
Just a warning it's been 2 weeks and I haven't heard a word if they shipped my uSD breakout board from the cubietruck page. I emailed them yesterday, but haven't heard back.
05 Mar 2018 07:30
|For anyone interested, an update to the SDNet package is available here: EXTERNAL LINK |
I've made some timing adjustments and changed the default SPI clock divider to 2, so that it works more reliably with x12 and x13 cores.
For x11 cores, I'd recommend to set SPISPEED to 1, as outlined in the README.
02 Jun 2018 21:33
|I've compiled another update for sdnet. EXTERNAL LINK |
The main change is an updated test tool for modules connected to the V500 expansion connector (v2expethtest).
The archive contains full sources and two pre-build binaries: sdnet.device for the SD-Slot and v2expeth.device for the V500 expansion connector.
Known issues: Still doesn't work with Shapeshifter. I'm currently rewriting the whole driver codebase to allow concurrent networking stacks (among other improvements). No ETA for a release as of yet.
03 Jun 2018 13:34
|Thank you Mr. Richter!!!|