Tuesday, June 2, 2015

FlashProg - USB serial flash memory programmer

FlashProg is USB base flash memory programmer to work with 3.3V serial flash memory devices. This programmer is specifically design to read, program and configure 25x series, serial flash memory devices which are commonly used to store BIOS in PC mainboards.

Originally we design this project to read and program BIOS of Foxconn G31MXP mainboard. Our version of G31MXP contains Macronix MX25L8005 8M-Bit serial flash memory and we use this programmer to load some of our custom BIOS to this serial memory.

MX25L8005 SPI flash memory on Foxconn G31MXP mainboard

FlashProg programmer is built around Atmel ATmega8A microcontroller with standard through-hole type components and it support for both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows and Linux operating systems. All the compiled binaries for both the platforms are available at project home page at flashprog.sourceforge.net.

This programmer use very few components and it can be easily constructed on breadboard or on PCB. Both EAGLE and PDF versions of PCB design files are available with the project package.

Prototype version of FlashProg programmer

This project is an open source hardware project and all it’s source codes, design files and documentation are available at flashprog.sourceforge.net site.
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