AT91SAM7S Boot Assistant (SAM-BA)

Discussion about SAM7 Series and ARM7TDMI based products.

Moderator: nferre

ChipBurns
Location: Santa Cruz, CA USA
Posts: 42
Joined: Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:37 am

Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:24 pm

I have a 7S-EK board (S64) marked Rev.A3. How do I tell if my uP/dev bd. supports SAM-BA?
User avatar
Fredo_Boyer
Contact:
Location: ATMEL Rousset FRANCE
Posts: 145
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 12:29 pm

Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:35 am

Check thgat you have a chip version of AT91SAM7S64 > revE:
58814E or 58814G or higher

Bye
Satanic
Contact:
Location: Spain
Posts: 73
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:42 pm

Thu Jul 21, 2005 1:16 pm

pfilippi wrote:Hi,

JPS, the commands available through SAM-BA will be released at the time of the full release. The Download via the Serial debug port (simple TX/RX UART) will use the Xmodem protocol. Actually it would be fine to have it for Linux.
The Rev E of the AT91SAM7S64 parts, have the SAM-BA on chip.
SAM-BA commands will be someting like read/write a byte, read/write half word, read/write a word, send/receive a file, go, display version
Can full SAM-BA functionality be programmed in to older "engineering sample" versions of the chips over JTAG
Yes it can, but will be one-time usable for "old engineering parts". Only Rev G are sampled from now. The best would be to contact your local ATMEL FAE/ ATMEL Distributor to have samples of Rev G.

Regards,
Can you tell me where can i find that (the protocol/commands)?
User avatar
Fredo_Boyer
Contact:
Location: ATMEL Rousset FRANCE
Posts: 145
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 12:29 pm

Thu Jul 21, 2005 1:58 pm

Hi Satanic,

The commands available through SAM-BA GUI are located in the Help Menu-> SAM-BA User Guide

Concerning the protocol and the boot program running on the target, it is available on your product datasheet in the section SAM-BA Boot Assistant : go to www.at91.com to have the last datasheet version !

Bye
ChipBurns
Location: Santa Cruz, CA USA
Posts: 42
Joined: Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:37 am

Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:20 am

Where can I go to get SAM-BA v1.5? I've looked all over the web site and not been able to find it anywhere.
User avatar
Fredo_Boyer
Contact:
Location: ATMEL Rousset FRANCE
Posts: 145
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 12:29 pm

Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:31 am

The latest SAM-BA release is available on the www.atmel.com, see the annoucement made on this list byt the AT91 Team !

http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/tools ... ol_id=3894

Regards
Last edited by Fredo_Boyer on Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:12 am, edited 1 time in total.
zk543g
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:59 am

enjoy!

Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:42 am

The new SAM-BA release (v1.5) is good !! enjoy!
kravitz
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:58 pm

cmd line params

Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:20 pm

Hello!

How to start script from command line?

Thanks
User avatar
Fredo_Boyer
Contact:
Location: ATMEL Rousset FRANCE
Posts: 145
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 12:29 pm

Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:45 pm

Hi Kravitz,

You can find the different commands available through the command line (which is a Tcl interpreter meaning you can use tcl commands + SAM-BA commands) in the SAM-BA User Guide.
If you want to save a file with the different commands, the only solution is to use the graphical interface:

:idea: A simple way to retrieve commands is to click on Script File Menu -> Start Recording. This allows you to record all the commands you have executed until you click on Stop Recording. Then Edit Script File to retrieve and to use them on the command line...

I hope this will of help to you!
kravitz
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:58 pm

Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:54 am

Hi Croquette,

Thanks for your attention and sorry because my question was not fully clear.
On this site we can read next sentence about SAM-BA:
"May be used via a Graphical User Interface or started from a DOS window"
My question was:
Can I run script by passing script file name as command line parameter of SAM-BA.exe?
If now I can't, this way of running script (for examlpe: SAM-BA.exe /r script.tcl)
would be very useful in new versions of SAM-BA :)

Thanks
User avatar
Fredo_Boyer
Contact:
Location: ATMEL Rousset FRANCE
Posts: 145
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 12:29 pm

Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:04 am

Hi Kravitz,

Good request ! But this is not possible with the current release...
If it can represent a great improvement for SAM-BA, we will try to add this functionnality in next releases...

Bye
Satanic
Contact:
Location: Spain
Posts: 73
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:42 pm

Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:45 am

croquette wrote:Hi Kravitz,

Good request ! But this is not possible with the current release...
If it can represent a great improvement for SAM-BA, we will try to add this functionnality in next releases...

Bye
Yes it is since it will allow us to call it from our programs.

Btw, what i wanted in my previous post few lines above was the communication protocol used for samba. Is it available?. (then i dont need your program, i can implement it in my software directly).
User avatar
Fredo_Boyer
Contact:
Location: ATMEL Rousset FRANCE
Posts: 145
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 12:29 pm

Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:48 am

Hi,

We are actually working on such a batch program based on SAM-BA which will present the same functionnalities as the GUI but in DOS Command mode...

Bye
Satanic
Contact:
Location: Spain
Posts: 73
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:42 pm

Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:11 pm

CroQueTTe wrote:Hi,

We are actually working on such a batch program based on SAM-BA which will present the same functionnalities as the GUI but in DOS Command mode...

Bye
A great, thanks a lot :).
A good friend told me that he would love to live in a nordic country to have a faster inet connection, I told him that i would never change my 250 sunny days / year for a gbit inet.

Who is wrong?
User avatar
Fredo_Boyer
Contact:
Location: ATMEL Rousset FRANCE
Posts: 145
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2004 12:29 pm

Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:16 pm

You're welcome :D

By the way, if you want to understand the protocol SAM-BA Boot uses for uart & usb communication, visit the SAM-BA section on the atmel.com site http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/tools ... ol_id=3894
Bye !
Last edited by Fredo_Boyer on Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:04 am, edited 1 time in total.

Return to “SAM7 ARM7TDMI MCU”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests