Fujitsu FR-V Portable Demonstration Kit (MB93093-PD00)


RedBoot supports the serial port which is available via a special cable connected to the CON_UART connector on the board. The default serial port settings are 115200,8,N,1. The serial port supports baud rates up to 460800, which can be set using the baud command as described in Chapter 2.

FLASH management is also supported. Two basic RedBoot configurations are supported:

ROMRAM[ROMRAM]RedBoot running from RAM, but contained in the board's flash boot sector.redboot_ROMRAM.ecm
RAM[RAM]RedBoot running from RAM with RedBoot in the flash boot sector.redboot_RAM.ecm

Since the normal RedBoot configuration does not use the FLASH ROM except during startup, it is unnecessary to load a RAM-based RedBoot before reprogramming the FLASH.

Initial Installation Method

The Portable Demonstration Kit should have been shipped with an existing version of RedBoot, which can be upgraded to the current version using the instructions below.

Special RedBoot Commands

The exec command as described in Chapter 2 is supported by RedBoot on this target, for executing Linux kernels. Only the command line and timeout options are relevant to this platform.

Memory Maps

The memory map of this platform is fixed by the hardware (cannot be changed by software). The only attributes which can be modified are control over cacheability, as noted below.

Address                 Cache?      Resource
00000000-03EFFFFF         Yes       SDRAM (via plugin DIMM)
03F00000-03FFFFFF         No        Unused (SDRAM)
10000000-1FFFFFFF         No        AX88796 Ethernet
20000000-2FFFFFFF         No        System FPGA
30000000-3FFFFFFF         No        MB93493 companion chip (unused)
40000000-FCFFFFFF         ??        Unused
FD000000-FDFFFFFF         ??        FLASH (ROM3,ROM4) (unused)
FE000000-FEFFFFFF         No        Miscellaneous on-chip I/O
FF000000-FFFFFFFF         No        RedBoot FLASH (16MiB)

NOTE: The only configuration currently suppored requires a 64MiB SDRAM DIMM to be present on the CPU card. No other memory configuration is supported at this time.

Rebuilding RedBoot

These shell variables provide the platform-specific information needed for building RedBoot according to the procedure described in Chapter 3:

export TARGET=mb93093
export ARCH_DIR=frv
export PLATFORM_DIR=mb93093

Resource Usage

The RedBoot image occupies flash addresses 0xFF000000 - 0xFF03FFFF. To execute it copies itself out of there to RAM at 0x03E00000. RedBoot reserves memory from 0x00000000 to 0x0001FFFF for its own use. User programs can use memory from 0x00020000 to 0x03DFFFFF. RAM based RedBoot configurations are designed to run from RAM at 0x00020000.