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Installing new Cores
Vampire boards can be updated to use the latest
Core improvements, such as :
- Bug fixes.
- New features.
- Speed improvements.
- Compatibility improvements.
Vampire Core contains the following modules :
- M680x0 compatible and enhanced CPU.
- M68040 compatible and enhanced FPU.
Two different methods
Method #1: Using .JIC binaries with Quartus II Programmer
This is the preferred method, because it is the only solution in case of a broken system (“brick”).
Altera Quartus II Programmerinstalled.
.JIC binary filededicated to the target Vampire.
WARNINGQuartus II Programmer does NOT protect the Vampire against unsuitable .JIC binaries.
Method #2: Using FlashROM executables
This the secondary method because of the following risk:
FlashROMcan brick a weak card! Prefer Method #1 if possible.
- Runs directly from AmigaOS 3.x.
- Easy to use, totally configuration-free.
- Protects against incorrect hardware target.
- Reads the current revision and allows/forbids flashing if wrong hardware.
- NEVER switch off the computer during a flash operation.
- NEVER flash unsuitable Cores on a Vampire board :
- Do NOT flash, for example, a Core dedicated to
Vampire 600 V2on a
Vampire 600 V1or a
Vampire 500 V2+.
- DO NOT use your operating system during a flash operation.
- ALWAYS have a copy of the previous working Core.
- Having copy will be useful in case of severe bugs in new release.
- BETTER to have a ready-to-use
USB-Blasterin case of serious issue.