Commit 3e3262bd authored by Paul Gortmaker's avatar Paul Gortmaker Committed by Kumar Gala

sbc8548: enable support for hardware SPD errata workaround

Existing boards by default have an issue where the LBC SDRAM
SPD EEPROM and the DDR2 SDRAM SPD EEPROM both land at 0x51.

After the hardware modification listed in the README is made,
then the DDR2 SPD EEPROM appears at 0x53.  So this implements
a board specific get_spd() by taking advantage of the existing
weak linkage, that 1st tries reading at 0x53 and then if that
fails, it falls back to the old 0x51.

Since the old dependency issue of "SPD implies no LBC SDRAM"
gets removed with the hardware errata fix, remove that restriction
in the code, so both LBC SDRAM and SPD can be selected.
Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul Gortmaker <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarKumar Gala <>
parent 2a6b3b74
......@@ -7,6 +7,7 @@
#include <common.h>
#include <i2c.h>
#include <asm/fsl_ddr_sdram.h>
#include <asm/fsl_ddr_dimm_params.h>
......@@ -55,7 +56,35 @@ void fsl_ddr_board_options(memctl_options_t *popts,
popts->half_strength_driver_enable = 0;
#if !defined(CONFIG_SPD_EEPROM)
* Workaround for hardware errata. An i2c address conflict
* existed on earlier boards; the workaround moved the DDR
* SPD from 0x51 to 0x53. So we try and read 0x53 1st, and
* if that fails, then fall back to reading at 0x51.
void get_spd(generic_spd_eeprom_t *spd, u8 i2c_address)
int ret;
if (i2c_address == SPD_EEPROM_ADDRESS) {
ret = i2c_read(ALT_SPD_EEPROM_ADDRESS, 0, 1, (uchar *)spd,
if (ret == 0)
return; /* Good data at 0x53 */
memset(spd, 0, sizeof(generic_spd_eeprom_t));
ret = i2c_read(i2c_address, 0, 1, (uchar *)spd,
if (ret) {
printf("DDR: failed to read SPD from addr %u\n", i2c_address);
memset(spd, 0, sizeof(generic_spd_eeprom_t));
* fixed_sdram init -- doesn't use serial presence detect.
* Assumes 256MB DDR2 SDRAM SODIMM, without ECC, running at DDR400 speed.
......@@ -71,7 +71,22 @@ EEPROM data to read what memory is installed.
There is a hardware errata, which causes the older local bus SDRAM
SPD EEPROM to land at the same address as the DDR2 SPD EEPROM, so
that the SPD data can not be read reliably.
that the SPD data can not be read reliably. You can test if your
board has the errata fix by running "i2c probe". If you see 0x53
as a valid device, it has been fixed. If you only see 0x50, 0x51
then your board does not have the fix.
You can also visually inspect the board to see if this hardware
fix has been applied:
1) Remove R314 (RES-R0174-033, 1K, 0603). R314 is located on
the back of the PCB behind the DDR SDRAM SODIMM connector.
2) Solder RES-R0174-033 (1K, 0603) resistor from R314 pin 2 pad
to R313 pin 2. Pin 2 for each resistor is the end of the
resistor closest to the CPU.
Boards without the mod will have R314 and R313 in parallel, like "||".
After the mod, they will be touching and form an "L" shape.
If you want to upgrade to larger RAM size, you can simply enable
......@@ -79,7 +94,8 @@ If you want to upgrade to larger RAM size, you can simply enable
in include/configs/sbc8548.h file. (The lines are already there
but listed as #undef).
Note that you will have to physically remove the LBC 128MB DIMM
If you did the i2c test, and your board does not have the errata
fix, then you will have to physically remove the LBC 128MB DIMM
from the board's socket to resolve the above i2c address overlap
issue and allow SPD autodetection of RAM to work.
......@@ -124,7 +124,9 @@
* A hardware errata caused the LBC SDRAM SPD and the DDR2 SPD
* to collide, meaning you couldn't reliably read either. So
* physically remove the LBC PC100 SDRAM module from the board
* before enabling the two SPD options below.
* before enabling the two SPD options below, or check that you
* have the hardware fix on your board via "i2c probe" and looking
* for a device at 0x53.
#undef CONFIG_SPD_EEPROM /* Use SPD EEPROM for DDR setup */
......@@ -140,8 +142,13 @@
/* I2C addresses of SPD EEPROMs */
* The hardware fix for the I2C address collision puts the DDR
* SPD at 0x53, but if we are running on an older board w/o the
* fix, it will still be at 0x51. We check 0x53 1st.
#define SPD_EEPROM_ADDRESS 0x51 /* CTLR 0 DIMM 0 */
#define ALT_SPD_EEPROM_ADDRESS 0x53 /* CTLR 0 DIMM 0 */
* Make sure required options are set
......@@ -293,11 +300,10 @@
* Note that most boards have a hardware errata where both the
* LBC SDRAM and the DDR2 SDRAM decode at 0x51, making it impossible
* to use CONFIG_DDR_SPD unless you physically remove the LBC DIMM.
* A hardware workaround is also available, see README.sbc8548 file.
#define CONFIG_SYS_LBC_SDRAM_BASE 0xf0000000 /* Localbus SDRAM */
#define CONFIG_SYS_LBC_SDRAM_SIZE 128 /* LBC SDRAM is 128MB */
* Base Register 3 and Option Register 3 configure the 1st 1/2 SDRAM.
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