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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 3/5] mtd: Add support for HyperBus memory devices
Hi Vignesh,

On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM Vignesh Raghavendra <vigneshr@ti.com> wrote:
> Cypress' HyperBus is Low Signal Count, High Performance Double Data Rate
> Bus interface between a host system master and one or more slave
> interfaces. HyperBus is used to connect microprocessor, microcontroller,
> or ASIC devices with random access NOR flash memory (called HyperFlash)
> or self refresh DRAM (called HyperRAM).
>
> Its a 8-bit data bus (DQ[7:0]) with Read-Write Data Strobe (RWDS)
> signal and either Single-ended clock(3.0V parts) or Differential clock
> (1.8V parts). It uses ChipSelect lines to select b/w multiple slaves.
> At bus level, it follows a separate protocol described in HyperBus
> specification[1].
>
> HyperFlash follows CFI AMD/Fujitsu Extended Command Set (0x0002) similar
> to that of existing parallel NORs. Since HyperBus is x8 DDR bus,
> its equivalent to x16 parallel NOR flash with respect to bits per clock
> cycle. But HyperBus operates at >166MHz frequencies.
> HyperRAM provides direct random read/write access to flash memory
> array.
>
> But, HyperBus memory controllers seem to abstract implementation details
> and expose a simple MMIO interface to access connected flash.
>
> Add support for registering HyperFlash devices with MTD framework. MTD
> maps framework along with CFI chip support framework are used to support
> communicating with flash.
>
> Framework is modelled along the lines of spi-nor framework. HyperBus
> memory controller (HBMC) drivers calls hyperbus_register_device() to
> register a single HyperFlash device. HyperFlash core parses MMIO access
> information from DT, sets up the map_info struct, probes CFI flash and
> registers it with MTD framework.
>
> Some HBMC masters need calibration/training sequence[3] to be carried
> out, in order for DLL inside the controller to lock, by reading a known
> string/pattern. This is done by repeatedly reading CFI Query
> Identification String. Calibration needs to be done before trying to detect
> flash as part of CFI flash probe.
>
> HyperRAM is not supported at the moment.

Thanks for your patch, which is now commit dcc7d3446a0fa19b ("mtd:
Add support for HyperBus memory devices") in v5.3.

> HyperBus specification can be found at[1]
> HyperFlash datasheet can be found at[2]
>
> [1] https://www.cypress.com/file/213356/download
> [2] https://www.cypress.com/file/213346/download
> [3] http://www.ti.com/lit/ug/spruid7b/spruid7b.pdf
> Table 12-5741. HyperFlash Access Sequence

The last link no longer works. Do you have a replacement?
Thanks!

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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