ARM, SDIO over SPI & 88W8686 firmware loading issue

David Anders dave123_aml at
Wed Mar 19 10:37:41 EDT 2008


> Yeah, you'd need to get G-SPI firmware from Marvell first, and then the
> process is different depending on whether you have single stage or
> two-stage firmware.  Take a look at section of the available 5.1
> firmware spec for some details, though Holger quickly found out with CF
> that the spec isn't quite detailed enough.  The same procedure in
> section of the 5.1 spec should work for the 8686/8688 in G-SPI
> mode as well.
> I don't think anyone would say no to a G-SPI driver patch.

just a note, the G-SPI firmware is no where to be found from Marvell. i've made several requests
with no results. the ZipIt V2 ( ) is using the
8686 via G-SPI along with the Marvell reference driver. The firmware can be found on the device as
well as sniff the communication for firmware loading.

Dave Anders

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