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i.MAX6 Quad Processor Based Custom Hardware Design.

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peteramond
Contributor V

Dear All,

I have developed i.MAX6 processor based custom hardware design and for that I have used Alliance AS4C256M16D3A-12BCN RAM (Data Sheet for RAM ) I could flash the Boot ROM of the processor from uboot by using USB OTG interface and now I'm stuck at DDR MEMORY CALIBRATION.

1. In order to bringing up a custom hardware I think first we should do the DDR memory calibration and include the read and write level calibrations to uboot. Is this correct ? Do we have any thing to do before this ?

2. So when I'm running the DDR calibration using ddr_stress_tester_v2.60  software it shows "ERROR FOUND, we can't get suitable value !!!! dram test fails for all values.. " 

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DDR Stress Test (2.6.0)
Build: Nov 18 2016, 23:40:32
NXP Semiconductors.
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Chip ID
CHIP ID = i.MX6 Dual/Quad (0x63)
Internal Revision = TO1.2
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Boot Configuration
SRC_SBMR1(0x020d8004) = 0x00000000
SRC_SBMR2(0x020d801c) = 0x21000001
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ARM Clock set to 1GHz

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DDR configuration
BOOT_CFG3[5-4]: 0x00, Single DDR channel.
DDR type is DDR3
Data width: 64, bank num: 8
Row size: 15, col size: 10
Chip select CSD0 is used
Density per chip select: 2048MB
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Current Temperature: 51
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DDR Freq: 528 MHz

ddr_mr1=0x00000000
Start write leveling calibration...
running Write level HW calibration
Write leveling calibration completed, update the following registers in your initialization script
MMDC_MPWLDECTRL0 ch0 (0x021b080c) = 0x001F001F
MMDC_MPWLDECTRL1 ch0 (0x021b0810) = 0x001F001F
MMDC_MPWLDECTRL0 ch1 (0x021b480c) = 0x001F001F
MMDC_MPWLDECTRL1 ch1 (0x021b4810) = 0x001F001F
Write DQS delay result:
Write DQS0 delay: 31/256 CK
Write DQS1 delay: 31/256 CK
Write DQS2 delay: 31/256 CK
Write DQS3 delay: 31/256 CK
Write DQS4 delay: 31/256 CK
Write DQS5 delay: 31/256 CK
Write DQS6 delay: 31/256 CK
Write DQS7 delay: 31/256 CK

 

Starting DQS gating calibration
. HC_DEL=0x00000000 result[00]=0x11111111
. HC_DEL=0x00000001 result[01]=0x11111111
. HC_DEL=0x00000002 result[02]=0x11111111
. HC_DEL=0x00000003 result[03]=0x11111111
. HC_DEL=0x00000004 result[04]=0x11111111
. HC_DEL=0x00000005 result[05]=0x11111111
. HC_DEL=0x00000006 result[06]=0x11111111
. HC_DEL=0x00000007 result[07]=0x11111111
. HC_DEL=0x00000008 result[08]=0x11111111
. HC_DEL=0x00000009 result[09]=0x11111111
. HC_DEL=0x0000000A result[0A]=0x11111111
. HC_DEL=0x0000000B result[0B]=0x11111111
. HC_DEL=0x0000000C result[0C]=0x11111111
. HC_DEL=0x0000000D result[0D]=0x11111111
ERROR FOUND, we can't get suitable value !!!!
dram test fails for all values.

So it may be bad PCB layout or incorrect Script. But I did the script editing according to the RAM Data sheet. This is the changed excel sheet. Can you find any mistake in this according to the given RAM DATA SHEET ? If the problem is with the BAD PCB layout how I can confirm it whether BAD PCB or incorrect script ?

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#Oliver Chen#igorpadykov#Wang Lin,

I must be thankful to you all if you can help me on this matter.

Regards,

Peter.

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Yuri
NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

Hello,

 

  Please look at hints below regarding the issue.

 

  You may try to decrease memory frequency till  400 MHz.

 

  Perhaps the problem relates to some inaccuracy in memory PCB design.

 

  You may use sections 3.3.1 (Identifying Issue on Calibrations) and 3.3.2 (Identifying

Issue on Stress Test) of the following document.

Freescale i.MX6 DRAM Port Application Guide-DDR3 

 

  Please check Your PCB design using Chapter 3 (i.MX 6 Series Layout Recommendations)

of the Hardware Development Guide. In particular, please use Excel page named “MX6 DRAM

Bus Length Check” in “HW Design Checking List for i.Mx6”.

 

HW_Design_Checking_List_for_i.MX6DQP6DQ6SDL 

 

Have a great day,

Yuri

 

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peteramond
Contributor V

Dear #Yuri Muhin

Many thanks for your reply. Do you have any idea of getting the same value for "Write leveling calibration" as follows.

MMDC_MPWLDECTRL0 ch0 (0x021b080c) = 0x001F001F
MMDC_MPWLDECTRL1 ch0 (0x021b0810) = 0x001F001F
MMDC_MPWLDECTRL0 ch1 (0x021b480c) = 0x001F001F
MMDC_MPWLDECTRL1 ch1 (0x021b4810) = 0x001F001F

From where this value 0x001F001F came from ? If the test stuck in this point does that means even the processor couldn't access or write to the RAMs ?

Regards,

Peter.

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Yuri
NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

Hello,

 "Whether or not the DRAM interface is working at all, the Write Leveling test will always complete.

The returned values may not be valid, and usually if the returned values are 0x001F001F  - at least, with the

stress test version V1.03 - the test numbers are not valid."

Regards,

Yuri.

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