FPGA/Board Boot-Loaders-Programmers

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Installation instructions for dfu-util, openFPGALoader, ujprog, fujprog, xc3sprog and ecpprog for boards ULX3S, ECP5 and OrangeCrab.

Use of the automated install scripts recommended: https://git.libre-soc.org/?p=dev-env-setup.git;a=blob;f=fpga-boot-load-prog-install;hb=HEAD

Setting up new debootstrap chroot

Run the following if you wish to isolate the fpga-loaders build from other software (reproducible builds) or use the schroot auto-preparation script here: https://git.libre-soc.org/?p=dev-env-setup.git;a=blob;f=mk-deb-chroot;hb=HEAD

export MY_CHROOT=/stable-chroot
mkdir $MY_CHROOT
debootstrap buster $MY_CHROOT http://deb.debian.org/debian/
mount -t proc proc $MY_CHROOT/proc
mount -t sysfs sysfs $MY_CHROOT/sys
mount -t devpts devpts $MY_CHROOT/dev/pts/
chroot $MY_CHROOT /bin/bash

Download neccessary software

apt-get install -y libcurl3-gnutls/buster git/buster

git clone https://git.code.sf.net/p/dfu-util/dfu-util
git clone https://github.com/trabucayre/openFPGALoader.git
git clone https://github.com/f32c/tools.git
git clone https://github.com/kost/fujprog.git
git clone https://github.com/xtrx-sdr/xc3sprog.git
git clone https://github.com/gregdavill/ecpprog.git

Steps to compile dfu-util

Necessary software to install

apt-get install -y build-essential make autoconf libusb-dev \
 libusb-1.0-0-dev pkg-config

Build dfu-util

cd dfu-util
git checkout v0.11
make -j$(nproc)
make install
cd ..

Steps to compile openFPGALoader

Necessary software to install

apt-get install -y cmake libftdi1-2 libftdi1-dev libhidapi-hidraw0 \
libhidapi-dev libudev-dev zlib1g-dev

Build openFPGALoader

cd openFPGALoader
git checkout v0.8.0
mkdir build; cd build
cmake ..
make -j$(nproc)
make install
cd ..
cp 99-openfpgaloader.rules /etc/udev/rules.d
cd ..

Steps to compile ujprog

Build ujprog

cd tools
git checkout 0698352b0e912caa9b8371b8f692e19aac547a69
cd ujprog
cp Makefile.linux Makefile
sed -i -e 's@ -static@@g' \
 -e 's@/usr/lib/${ARCHNAME}/libftdi.a@$(shell pkg-config --cflags --libs libftdi1)@g' \
 -e 's@^USBLIB@#USBLIB@' Makefile
sed -i -e 's@usb_reset@ftdi_usb_reset@g' ujprog.c
install -v -m 4755 ujprog /usr/local/bin

cat > /etc/udev/rules.d/80-fpga-ulx3s.rules << EOF
# this is for usb-serial tty device
SUBSYSTEM=="tty", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0403", ATTRS{idProduct}=="6015", \
 MODE="664", GROUP="dialout"
# this is for ujprog libusb access
ATTRS{idVendor}=="0403", ATTRS{idProduct}=="6015", \
 GROUP="dialout", MODE="666"
cd ../..

Steps to compile fujprog

Build fujprog

cd fujprog
git checkout v4.8
mkdir build; cd build
cmake  ..
make -j$(nproc)
make install
cd ../..

Steps to compile xc3sprog

Build xc3sprog

cd xc3sprog
git checkout 99e7de20aa8323712e5f70ff74d2079d5fb45bc7
sed -i -e 's@^if(NOT LIBUSB3380_FOUND)@if(NOT LIBUSB3380_FOUND)\n  include(FindPkgConfig)@' Findlibusb3380.cmake
mkdir build; cd build
cmake -DLIBFTDI_FOUND=YES -DLIBFTDI_INCLUDE_DIR="/usr/include/libftdi1" \
make -j$(nproc)
make install
cd ../..

Steps to compile ecpprog

Build ecpprog

cd ecpprog
git checkout 7212b56a9d2fc6de534e06636a1c6d8b0c6f80ab
cd ecpprog
make  install
cd ../..

Install udev rules for boards

cat > /etc/udev/rules.d/90-ecp5.rules << EOF
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0403", ATTRS{idProduct}=="6020", \
 GROUP="users", MODE="0666"

cat > /etc/udev/rules.d/90-ftdi-orangecrab.rules << EOF
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1209", ATTRS{idProduct}=="5af0", \
  GROUP="users", MODE="0666"

cat > /etc/udev/rules.d/90-arty7-100t.rules << EOF
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0403", ATTRS{idProduct}=="6010", \
 GROUP="users", MODE="0666"
  • Run finally this to update udev
  • udevadm control --reload-rules && udevadm trigger
  • usermod -a $USER -G plugdev