[USRP-users] OctoClock Firmware Install

LEMENAGER Claude claude.lemenager at thalesgroup.com
Wed Oct 15 05:52:32 EDT 2014

Hello Ben ;

Thank you for your answer.

No the Octoclock was not fully functional when it arrives (at that moment, it was specified that the final firmware was not installed).
If I remember well, I checked through the Ethernet but nothing was present. So I buy AVR programmer as soon as I have seen that firmware was available for it (our Octoclock is equipped with GPSDO).
I have performed the first documented step. When powering The three led on left are on and remains on (External, Internal and status), pps is off Gpslock is on then off and power on is on.
Connecting the Ethernet cable shows activity.

Now, I had the habits to work with precompiled binary. I actually try to install 003.007.003 (but maybe 003.008.000 should be better) and have to use CMake.
So I wasn’t able to obtain the utility from the 003.007.003-rc1 but don’t know how to configure it. I will search for that.
Is there one Cmake pass for Uhd soft and one pass for images?

For the schematics:
On the board, we can think, as there are no other indication (pin 1 seems not to be marked), that the mark of J108 is like the schematics. I clearly suspect that’s not the case. So it’s rather a problem between serigraphy on the board and documentation (or my eyes are becoming bad and this can be the case).


De : Ben Hilburn [mailto:ben.hilburn at ettus.com]
Envoyé : mercredi 15 octobre 2014 01:42
Cc : usrp-users at lists.ettus.com
Objet : Re: [USRP-users] OctoClock Firmware Install

Also, would you mind clarifying what you mean by "the schematic shows the connector reversed"? The schematic doesn't indicate orientation. Are there docs somewhere that are incorrect?

If our docs are wrong somewhere, we want to fix that as soon as possible.


On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 4:37 PM, Ben Hilburn <ben.hilburn at ettus.com<mailto:ben.hilburn at ettus.com>> wrote:
Hi Claude -

So, first thing is that you don't need to do any of this. The new firmware is only necessary if you want to use some of the newly developed features, like reading the NMEA strings out to UHD. The octoclock is fully functional as it arrives.

The firmware burner utility will run if the Octoclock device is enabled during your CMake configuration. When you run CMake, do you see it as an enabled module?


On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 8:28 AM, LEMENAGER Claude via USRP-users <usrp-users at lists.ettus.com<mailto:usrp-users at lists.ettus.com>> wrote:

I am trying to setup an Octoclock, following the documentation.
First step, avrdude for the bootloader through an usbasp programmer is completed (with an error for the readback at an high address so I think it was not critical).
At this level I mention that for me the schematics of the octoclock shows the J108 ISP connector reversed (I used a tester to find gnd and Vcc)
The second step should make use of an “octoclock_firmware_burner and I did not find any trace of it (except source code)
So my question is how to perform the load of the primary Octoclock firmware?

Thank you for help,

Claude Leménager

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