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DDR Test tool 1.0.3 pass while 2.92 fail. Which setting is wrong?

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juliocruz
Contributor III

Hello,

Some time ago I used DDR_Stress_Tester_V1.0.3 in a custom board without issues. Recently, in a new board I used the same version without issue neither.

I just decided to update the tools to ddr_stress_tester_v2.92 and the application shows HW WL cal status: no suitable delay value found for byte 5 and later Error: failed during write leveling calibration.

Appreciated any suggestion.

Below more details:

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BOOT_CFG3[5-4]: 0x00, Single DDR channel.
DDR type is DDR3 
Data width: 64, bank num: 8
Row size: 14, col size: 10
Chip select CSD0 is used 
Density per chip select: 1024MB 
============================================

Current Temperature: 51
============================================

DDR Freq: 396 MHz

ddr_mr1=0x00000004
Start write leveling calibration...
running Write level HW calibration
 MPWLHWERR register read out for factory diagnostics: 
 MPWLHWERR PHY0 = 0x3c7c7878
 MPWLHWERR PHY1 = 0x3e00003c


HW WL cal status: no suitable delay value found for byte 5

HW WL cal status: no suitable delay value found for byte 6 
Write leveling calibration completed but failed, the following results were found:
 MMDC_MPWLDECTRL0 ch0 (0x021b080c) = 0x00430043
 MMDC_MPWLDECTRL1 ch0 (0x021b0810) = 0x0033003B
 MMDC_MPWLDECTRL0 ch1 (0x021b480c) = 0x001F0024
 MMDC_MPWLDECTRL1 ch1 (0x021b4810) = 0x001C001F
Write DQS delay result:
 Write DQS0 delay: 67/256 CK
 Write DQS1 delay: 67/256 CK
 Write DQS2 delay: 59/256 CK
 Write DQS3 delay: 51/256 CK
 Write DQS4 delay: 36/256 CK
 Write DQS5 delay: 31/256 CK
 Write DQS6 delay: 31/256 CK
 Write DQS7 delay: 28/256 CK

Error: failed during write leveling calibration

In other hand, the result using the version 1.0.3 is as below:

DDR_Stress_Tester_V1.0.3\Binary>DDR_Stress_Tester.exe -t mx6x -df "DualLite.inc"
MX6DL opened.
HAB_TYPE: DEVELOP
Image loading...
download Image to IRAM OK

Re-open MX6x device.
Running DDR test..., press "ESC" key to exit.





******************************
 DDR Stress Test (1.0.3) for MX6DL
 Build: Jun 25 2014, 12:09:29
 Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
******************************

=======DDR configuration==========
BOOT_CFG3[5-4]: 0x00, Single DDR channel.
DDR type is DDR3
Data width: 64, bank num: 8
Row size: 14, col size: 10
Chip select CSD0 is used
Density per chip select: 1024MB
==================================


What ARM core speed would you like to run?
Type 0 for 650MHz, 1 for 800MHz, 2 for 1GHz
 ARM set to 1GHz

Please select the DDR density per chip select (in bytes) on the board
Type 0 for 2GB; 1 for 1GB; 2 for 512MB; 3 for 256MB; 4 for 128MB; 5 for 64MB; 6 for 32MB
For maximum supported density (4GB), we can only access up to 3.75GB. Type 9 to select this
 DDR density selected (MB): 1024


Calibration will run at DDR frequency 400MHz. Type 'y' to continue.
If you want to run at other DDR frequency. Type 'n'
 DDR Freq: 396 MHz

Would you like to run the write leveling calibration? (y/n)
 Please enter the MR1 value on the initilization script
 This will be re-programmed into MR1 after write leveling calibration
 Enter as a 4-digit HEX value, example 0004, then hit enter
0004 You have entered: 0x0004
Start write leveling calibration
Write leveling calibration completed
MMDC_MPWLDECTRL0 ch0 after write level cal: 0x00420041
MMDC_MPWLDECTRL1 ch0 after write level cal: 0x0032003A
MMDC_MPWLDECTRL0 ch1 after write level cal: 0x001F0024
MMDC_MPWLDECTRL1 ch1 after write level cal: 0x001C001F

Would you like to run the DQS gating, read/write delay calibration? (y/n)
Starting DQS gating calibration...
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BYTE 0:
 Start: HC=0x00 ABS=0x14
 End: HC=0x03 ABS=0x48
 Mean: HC=0x01 ABS=0x6D
 End-0.5*tCK: HC=0x02 ABS=0x48
 Final: HC=0x02 ABS=0x48
BYTE 1:
 Start: HC=0x00 ABS=0x18
 End: HC=0x03 ABS=0x48
 Mean: HC=0x01 ABS=0x6F
 End-0.5*tCK: HC=0x02 ABS=0x48
 Final: HC=0x02 ABS=0x48
BYTE 2:
 Start: HC=0x00 ABS=0x04
 End: HC=0x03 ABS=0x38
 Mean: HC=0x01 ABS=0x5D
 End-0.5*tCK: HC=0x02 ABS=0x38
 Final: HC=0x02 ABS=0x38
BYTE 3:
 Start: HC=0x01 ABS=0x00
 End: HC=0x03 ABS=0x34
 Mean: HC=0x02 ABS=0x1A
 End-0.5*tCK: HC=0x02 ABS=0x34
 Final: HC=0x02 ABS=0x34
BYTE 4:
 Start: HC=0x00 ABS=0x7C
 End: HC=0x03 ABS=0x30
 Mean: HC=0x02 ABS=0x16
 End-0.5*tCK: HC=0x02 ABS=0x30
 Final: HC=0x02 ABS=0x30
BYTE 5:
 Start: HC=0x00 ABS=0x70
 End: HC=0x03 ABS=0x2C
 Mean: HC=0x02 ABS=0x0E
 End-0.5*tCK: HC=0x02 ABS=0x2C
 Final: HC=0x02 ABS=0x2C
BYTE 6:
 Start: HC=0x00 ABS=0x00
 End: HC=0x03 ABS=0x24
 Mean: HC=0x01 ABS=0x51
 End-0.5*tCK: HC=0x02 ABS=0x24
 Final: HC=0x02 ABS=0x24
BYTE 7:
 Start: HC=0x00 ABS=0x58
 End: HC=0x03 ABS=0x20
 Mean: HC=0x01 ABS=0x7B
 End-0.5*tCK: HC=0x02 ABS=0x20
 Final: HC=0x02 ABS=0x20

DQS calibration MMDC0 MPDGCTRL0 = 0x02480248, MPDGCTRL1 = 0x02340238

DQS calibration MMDC1 MPDGCTRL0 = 0x022C0230, MPDGCTRL1 = 0x02200224

Note: Array result[] holds the DRAM test result of each byte.
 0: test pass. 1: test fail
 4 bits respresent the result of 1 byte.
 result 00000001:byte 0 fail.
 result 00000011:byte 0, 1 fail.

Starting Read calibration...

ABS_OFFSET=0x00000000 result[00]=0x11111111
ABS_OFFSET=0x04040404 result[01]=0x11111111
ABS_OFFSET=0x08080808 result[02]=0x11111111
ABS_OFFSET=0x0C0C0C0C result[03]=0x11111111
ABS_OFFSET=0x10101010 result[04]=0x11111111
ABS_OFFSET=0x14141414 result[05]=0x11111111
ABS_OFFSET=0x18181818 result[06]=0x11111111
ABS_OFFSET=0x1C1C1C1C result[07]=0x00100010
ABS_OFFSET=0x20202020 result[08]=0x00100000
ABS_OFFSET=0x24242424 result[09]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x28282828 result[0A]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x2C2C2C2C result[0B]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x30303030 result[0C]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x34343434 result[0D]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x38383838 result[0E]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x3C3C3C3C result[0F]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x40404040 result[10]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x44444444 result[11]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x48484848 result[12]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x4C4C4C4C result[13]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x50505050 result[14]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x54545454 result[15]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x58585858 result[16]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x5C5C5C5C result[17]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x60606060 result[18]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x64646464 result[19]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x68686868 result[1A]=0x00001000
ABS_OFFSET=0x6C6C6C6C result[1B]=0x00011111
ABS_OFFSET=0x70707070 result[1C]=0x01011111
ABS_OFFSET=0x74747474 result[1D]=0x11011111
ABS_OFFSET=0x78787878 result[1E]=0x11111111
ABS_OFFSET=0x7C7C7C7C result[1F]=0x11111111

MMDC0 MPRDDLCTL = 0x40424442, MMDC1 MPRDDLCTL = 0x46444C42

Starting Write calibration...

ABS_OFFSET=0x00000000 result[00]=0x11111111
ABS_OFFSET=0x04040404 result[01]=0x00101000
ABS_OFFSET=0x08080808 result[02]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x0C0C0C0C result[03]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x10101010 result[04]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x14141414 result[05]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x18181818 result[06]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x1C1C1C1C result[07]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x20202020 result[08]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x24242424 result[09]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x28282828 result[0A]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x2C2C2C2C result[0B]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x30303030 result[0C]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x34343434 result[0D]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x38383838 result[0E]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x3C3C3C3C result[0F]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x40404040 result[10]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x44444444 result[11]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x48484848 result[12]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x4C4C4C4C result[13]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x50505050 result[14]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x54545454 result[15]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x58585858 result[16]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x5C5C5C5C result[17]=0x00000000
ABS_OFFSET=0x60606060 result[18]=0x00010010
ABS_OFFSET=0x64646464 result[19]=0x00110111
ABS_OFFSET=0x68686868 result[1A]=0x10110111
ABS_OFFSET=0x6C6C6C6C result[1B]=0x11111111
ABS_OFFSET=0x70707070 result[1C]=0x11111111
ABS_OFFSET=0x74747474 result[1D]=0x11111111
ABS_OFFSET=0x78787878 result[1E]=0x11111111
ABS_OFFSET=0x7C7C7C7C result[1F]=0x11111111

MMDC0 MPWRDLCTL = 0x38323032,MMDC1 MPWRDLCTL = 0x34363430


 MMDC registers updated from calibration

Read DQS Gating calibration
 MPDGCTRL0 PHY0 (0x021b083c) = 0x02480248
 MPDGCTRL1 PHY0 (0x021b0840) = 0x02340238
 MPDGCTRL0 PHY1 (0x021b483c) = 0x022C0230
 MPDGCTRL1 PHY1 (0x021b4840) = 0x02200224

Read calibration
 MPRDDLCTL PHY0 (0x021b0848) = 0x40424442
 MPRDDLCTL PHY1 (0x021b4848) = 0x46444C42

Write calibration
 MPWRDLCTL PHY0 (0x021b0850) = 0x38323032
 MPWRDLCTL PHY1 (0x021b4850) = 0x34363430


The DDR stress test can run with an incrementing frequency or at a static freq
To run at a static freq, simply set the start freq and end freq to the same value
Would you like to run the DDR Stress Test (y/n)?
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juliocruz
Contributor III

Hi Igor,

Taking in consideration that the board has pass the DDR calibration with version 1.0.3 and also DDR testing under controlled environmental conditions (-10 to 45C) during 24hr (to mention a few), any thought or suggestion regarding this situation with 2.92 version?

I could use previous version and support my production decisions on additional testing, but I would like to be sure I'm not dismissing a possible issue based on the improved new tool revision.

Thanks

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igorpadykov
NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

Hi Julio

if boards are working fine with parameters got from version 1.0.3

one can stay with them.

Best regards
igor

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igorpadykov
NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

Hi Julio

old version did not have ICache and DCache turned on, so newer version provide

more accurate results. You can try to increase WALAT and verify ddr layout with

recommendations given by i.MX6 System Development User’s Guide

https://www.nxp.com/docs/en/user-guide/IMX6DQ6SDLHDG.pdf

Best regards
igor
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juliocruz
Contributor III

Hello Igor,

Thanks for your feedback and suggestion.

For the version 1.0.3, I used the guide Freescale i.MX6 DRAM Port Application
Guide – DDR3. 

Please, may I know which documentation is available for the 2.92 version?

According with your suggestion, I would need to check further details.

  • About the suggested guide, I review it a lot. In other hand, I had been using previous boards (with same layout) without issues.
  • About the WALAT suggestion, the default value of WALAT is 1. After set to 2 and 3, the results are similar: no suitable delay value found for byte 5 and 6.  

Regards and Thanks,

Julio

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juliocruz
Contributor III

After re-check again the post by Oliver Chen at i.MX6/7 DDR Stress Test Tool V2.92, I wondering if the error during my testing has something to do with fix in previous release 2.91:

  • Resolved issue with write leveling calibration code where a race condition in the code may result in the calibration routine not being able to find any delay values.  Only applies to MX6 series SoCs that support DDR3. 
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