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SubjectRe: bit errors on spitz
Andy Green wrote: 
> On 03/11/10 15:42, Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> > Andy Green wrote:
> >
> >> I saw very similar failures for a long time on our iMX31 based device.
> >> Eventually I found a Freescale errata where the RAM inside the USB2
> >> macrocell started to make single bit errors below 1.38V Vcore; ours was
> >> 1.4V at that time but dipped on CPU load.
> >
> > Good tip. It seems that nobody ported driver for the voltage control
> > chip ISL6271 from 2.4 kernel, and bootloader probably does not set
> > correct values.

> Unless there's more to it in the way the zaurus using it that regulator
> isn't programmable digitally.

OOPS, I made a mistake and linked ISL6721 instead of ISL6271 there.
Now it is fixed:

This one has I2C. It is connected to GPIO 3 (PWR_SCL) and GPIO 4

It is visible between the black plastic and the large circular coil:

> Reading about your CF Card WLAN related issues they suck down a good
> amount of power when their radio is up, I would definitely suggest
> monitoring with a 'scope the various rails (Vcore, RAM and whatever it
> is the CF Card is powered by) while putting it under load.

I guess that Zaurus has a good power design and that voltage should be
constant enough. CF has a dedicated step down (plus 2.8V power detector
(Why so low, if CF standard requres more?)), HDD has a dedicated step
up/down. USB has dedicated step up. Companion chips use dedicated 3.3V
step down. Audio uses dedicated linear regulator. CPU has several
dedicated step downs, CPU 3.3V uses step-up to 5V and then down to 3.3V
(which is shared only with IOPORT).

Nearest common point between CF card power and CPU power is the battery.


Stanislav Brabec

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