QCA4019: calibration files and board files

Adrian Chadd adrian at freebsd.org
Tue Mar 7 08:30:54 PST 2017

"use your own bmi ids". :-)

(yeah, this is going to make open source firmware for these things
more painful than it should be. :( )


On 7 March 2017 at 01:54, Sven Eckelmann <sven.eckelmann at openmesh.com> wrote:
> Hi Adrian,
> On Montag, 30. Januar 2017 08:36:19 CET Adrian Chadd wrote:
>> If people aren't using unique BMI IDs (which is another question we
>> have for QCA) then it's possible you don't have enough information to
>> "know" which board data to use, so it has to be overridden by a custom
>> package. We do this at work for our own boards as well - they're
>> sufficiently different to a reference board that indeed we need to
>> "know".
> Did you get any feedback from QCA? Our requests regarding registration of two
> own bmi-board-ids for our product were always answered (slightly simplified)
> with "don't change the BDF files", "always use board-2.bin from driver/
> firmware" and "ask your ODM". This basically didn't help us and didn't answer
> the question and creates quite a big problem for us because the ODM insists
> that we should use his BDF [1] files with modifications [tm]. We just found
> out that the ODM used a modified version of the DK04.1 BDF files but used the
> bmi-board-id's for the AP-DK01.1-C1 - so we still have a long road ahead.
> We are still trying to get more information. But I though that I could ask you
> in the meantime whether you had more success and have a status update.
> Kind regards,
>         Sven
> [1] According to QCA, the BDF files are just the single board files inside
>     the board-2.bin

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