Installing new Cores

Overview

The Vampire boards can be updated to use the latest Core improvements, such as:

  • Bug fixes
  • New features
  • Speed improvements
  • Compatibility improvements

The 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”).

It requires:

  • A USB-Blaster and cables.
  • A Windows or Linux computer.
  • Quartus II Programmer installed.
  • .JIC binary file dedicated to the target Vampire.

WARNING

Quartus II Programmer does NOT protect the Vampire against unsuitable .JIC binaries.

Installing new Cores using Quartus II Programmer

Method #2: Using FlashROM executables

This the secondary method because of the following risk:

WARNING

FlashROM can brick a weak board! 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 forbids flashing if wrong hardware.

Installing new Cores using FlashROM executables


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