Invalid FPGA size 49 after updating firmware

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REal0day
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Invalid FPGA size 49 after updating firmware

Post by REal0day » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:14 pm

When starting up interactive mode, the following errors occurs:

[ERROR @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bbladerf1/bladerf1.c:921] Invalid FPGA size 49
Failed to open device (first available): An unexpected error occured

I've attached part of my dmesg to help assist with this.

First installed FPGA hostedxA4-latest.rbf
Then firmware bladeRF-fw_latest.img

When it said, " Done. Cycle power on the device.", I unplugged it and this when the error occurred.
I thought power cycle was to remove all power and start it again. Must have made a mistake.
Thanks for your help.
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Re: Invalid FPGA size 49 after updating firmware

Post by bglod » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:37 am

Unfortunately, the website link to the latest FX3 firmware wasn't updated, so it's still pointing to bladeRF1 firmware v2.0.0. Your dmesg log shows that your bladeRF-micro is now presenting itself as the original bladeRF and libbladeRF/bladeRF-cli is reacting accordingly. We are working on a patch to bladeRF-cli / libbladeRF to prevent this from happening in the future. In the mean time, please download the FX3 firmware v2.2.0 and follow the recovery procedure. Note that you will need a short piece of wire to short across pins 1-2 of J6. The corresponding image has not been uploaded to our website yet, so I am attaching it, below.
bladeRF-micro-J6.jpg
bladeRF-micro showing pins 1-2 of J6 shorted to force the FX3 into bootloader mode
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Re: Invalid FPGA size 49 after updating firmware

Post by rtucker » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:27 pm

The latest libbladeRF master (as of yesterday, https://github.com/Nuand/bladeRF/commit ... 06f1d49c83) will handle this situation by initializing the board just enough to allow flashing new firmware. So, if the J6 fix isn't working out, please try that.

This will be rolled into 2018.08-rc3 (and/or 2018.08), and for Ubuntu users, it's available on the development snapshots PPA (https://launchpad.net/~bladerf/+archive ... -snapshots).
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Re: Invalid FPGA size 49 after updating firmware

Post by REal0day » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:23 pm

Can I try this firmware update without doing the J6 fix?
I don't have a jumper cable. Went down to Fry's and they were out. REALLY don't want to wait and order one online.
Pretty broke from this purchase already. :?

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Re: Invalid FPGA size 49 after updating firmware

Post by rtucker » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:57 pm

The latest software is able to work itself out of this situation, yes.

Also, any conductive object should work... I've used tweezers, for example. But, working around this in software is much easier, especially if you don't have three hands :)

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/// INSTALLING THE WRONG FIRMWARE:
rtucker@rho:~$ bladeRF-cli -f Downloads/bladeRF_fw_v2.0.0.img 
Deferring device init until after FPGA load
Flashing firmware...
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/backend/usb/usb.c:455] Erasing 3 blocks starting at block 0
...
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/backend/usb/usb.c:579] Done reading 474 pages
Done. A power cycle is required for this to take effect.

(power cycle)

rtucker@rho:~$ bladeRF-cli -e 'version' -e 'print'
[CRITICAL @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:889] Device type mismatch! FPGA size 49 is a bladeRF2 characteristic, but the USB PID indicates bladeRF1. Initialization cannot continue.
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:892] You must download firmware v2.2.0 or later from https://www.nuand.com/fx3/ and flash it (bladeRF-cli -f /path/to/bladeRF_fw.img) before using this device.
[WARNING @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:904] Skipping further initialization...

  bladeRF-cli version:        1.6.0-git-e5fb3e9c
  libbladeRF version:         2.0.0-git-e5fb3e9c

  Firmware version:           2.0.0
  FPGA version:               Unknown (FPGA not loaded)


  Error: Command requires FPGA to be loaded

/// INSTALLING THE CORRECT FIRMWARE:
rtucker@rho:~$ bladeRF-cli -f Downloads/bladeRF_fw_v2.2.0.img
Deferring device init until after FPGA load
[CRITICAL @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:889] Device type mismatch! FPGA size 49 is a bladeRF2 characteristic, but the USB PID indicates bladeRF1. Initialization cannot continue.
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:892] You must download firmware v2.2.0 or later from https://www.nuand.com/fx3/ and flash it (bladeRF-cli -f /path/to/bladeRF_fw.img) before using this device.
[WARNING @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:904] Skipping further initialization...
Flashing firmware...
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/backend/usb/usb.c:455] Erasing 3 blocks starting at block 0
...
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/backend/usb/usb.c:579] Done reading 480 pages
Done. A power cycle is required for this to take effect.

(power cycle)

rtucker@rho:~$ bladeRF-cli -e 'version' -e 'print'

  bladeRF-cli version:        1.6.0-git-e5fb3e9c
  libbladeRF version:         2.0.0-git-e5fb3e9c

  Firmware version:           2.2.0-git-3d38fac2
  FPGA version:               0.7.2


  RX1 Bandwidth:  18000000 Hz
  RX2 Bandwidth:  18000000 Hz
etc, etc
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Re: Invalid FPGA size 49 after updating firmware

Post by REal0day » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:44 pm

DEF tried software first.
DEF didn't seem to work.

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root@ubuntu:~/Downloads# ls
 bladeRF_fw_latest.img       bladeRF_fw_v2.2.0.img             hostedxA4-latest.rbf
'bladeRF_fw_v2.2.0(1).img'   bladeRF_fw_v2.2.0.img.sha256sum   
root@ubuntu:~/Downloads# mv 'bladeRF_fw_v2.2.0(1).img' bRF_fw_v2.2.0.img
root@ubuntu:~/Downloads# bladeRF-cli -i
[ERROR @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:921] Invalid FPGA size 49.
Failed to open device (first available): An unexpected error occurred
root@ubuntu:~/Downloads# bladeRF-cli -f bRF_fw_v2.2.0.img 
Deferring device init until after FPGA load
[ERROR @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:921] Invalid FPGA size 49.
Failed to open device (first available): An unexpected error occurred
root@ubuntu:~/Downloads# mv 
bladeRF_fw_latest(1).img         bladeRF_fw_v2.2.0.img            bRF_fw_v2.2.0.img                
bladeRF_fw_latest.img            bladeRF_fw_v2.2.0.img.sha256sum  hostedxA4-latest.rbf             
root@ubuntu:~/Downloads# mv bladeRF_fw_latest
bladeRF_fw_latest(1).img  bladeRF_fw_latest.img     
root@ubuntu:~/Downloads# mv bladeRF_fw_latest\(1\).img bladeRF_fw_latest_1.img
root@ubuntu:~/Downloads# bladeRF-cli -f bladeRF_fw_latest_1.img 
Deferring device init until after FPGA load
[ERROR @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:921] Invalid FPGA size 49.
Failed to open device (first available): An unexpected error occurred
root@ubuntu:~/Downloads# bladeRF-cli -l 
bladeRF_fw_latest_1.img          bladeRF_fw_v2.2.0.img            bRF_fw_v2.2.0.img                hostedxA4.rbf
bladeRF_fw_latest.img            bladeRF_fw_v2.2.0.img.sha256sum  hostedxA4-latest.rbf             
root@ubuntu:~/Downloads# bladeRF-cli -l hostedxA4.rbf 
Deferring device init until after FPGA load
[ERROR @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:921] Invalid FPGA size 49.
Failed to open device (first available): An unexpected error occurred
root@ubuntu:~/Downloads# bladeRF-cli -l hostedxA4-latest.rbf 
Deferring device init until after FPGA load
[ERROR @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:921] Invalid FPGA size 49.
Failed to open device (first available): An unexpected error occurred
I downloaded the latest img and tried that.
Also tried bladeRF_fw_v2.2.0 with no luck.
Tried to flash the FPGA as well, no luck.
Guess I'll try the 3 hand method by connecting J6.

Will keep you all posted.
Thanks for the assistance!
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Re: Invalid FPGA size 49 after updating firmware

Post by bglod » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:15 pm

It doesn't look like you updated your host software (libbladeRF / bladeRF-cli). Do you know how you installed it in the first place?

If you used PyBOMBS, it should be as simple as:

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pybombs update bladeRF
If you used Ubuntu's apt-get, make sure you're using the bleeding edge development (bladerf-snapshots) PPA as noted in our Getting Started Wiki, and not the regular PPA as that is not new enough at this time.

If you built from source ... well, answer the above questions first and then I'll go into this part. :)
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Re: Invalid FPGA size 49 after updating firmware

Post by REal0day » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:00 am

Installed from source via git.
I'll do a git pull, rebuild, then try again!

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Re: Invalid FPGA size 49 after updating firmware

Post by bglod » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:14 am

Great! That should work perfectly. Let us know how it goes.
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Re: Invalid FPGA size 49 after updating firmware

Post by REal0day » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:27 pm

So Good News first, I was able to install the firmware and the device connected.
Bad News: I keep attempting to installed version 2.2.0, but it's not working.
Other issues include my serial number is now 00000000000000000.
and loading FPGA is still not working. Probably because it believes the size is not 49?
My thoughts. We're getting somewhere...

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root@Win7:~/Downloads# bladeRF-cli -f bv2.2.0.img 
Deferring device init until after FPGA load
[CRITICAL @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:889] Device type mismatch! FPGA size 49 is a bladeRF2 characteristic, but the USB PID indicates bladeRF1. Initialization cannot continue.
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:892] You must download firmware v2.2.0 or later from https://www.nuand.com/fx3/ and flash it (bladeRF-cli -f /path/to/bladeRF_fw.img) before using this device.
[WARNING @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:904] Skipping further initialization...
Flashing firmware...
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/backend/usb/usb.c:455] Erasing 3 blocks starting at block 0
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/backend/usb/usb.c:460] Erased block 2
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/backend/usb/usb.c:468] Done erasing 3 blocks
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/backend/usb/usb.c:672] Writing 480 pages starting at page 0
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/backend/usb/usb.c:676] Writing page 479
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/backend/usb/usb.c:685] Done writing 480 pages
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/driver/spi_flash.c:112] Verifying 480 pages, starting at page 0
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/backend/usb/usb.c:565] Reading 480 pages starting at page 0
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/backend/usb/usb.c:568] Reading page 479
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/backend/usb/usb.c:579] Done reading 480 pages
Done. A power cycle is required for this to take effect.
root@Win7:~/Downloads# bladeRF-cli -e 'version' -e 'print'
[CRITICAL @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:889] Device type mismatch! FPGA size 49 is a bladeRF2 characteristic, but the USB PID indicates bladeRF1. Initialization cannot continue.
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:892] You must download firmware v2.2.0 or later from https://www.nuand.com/fx3/ and flash it (bladeRF-cli -f /path/to/bladeRF_fw.img) before using this device.
[WARNING @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:904] Skipping further initialization...

  bladeRF-cli version:        1.6.1-git-4bcdd6ec
  libbladeRF version:         2.0.1-git-4bcdd6ec

  Firmware version:           2.0.0
  FPGA version:               Unknown (FPGA not loaded)


  Error: Command requires FPGA to be loaded

root@Win7:~/Downloads# bladeRF-cli -e 'version' -e 'print'
[CRITICAL @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:889] Device type mismatch! FPGA size 49 is a bladeRF2 characteristic, but the USB PID indicates bladeRF1. Initialization cannot continue.
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:892] You must download firmware v2.2.0 or later from https://www.nuand.com/fx3/ and flash it (bladeRF-cli -f /path/to/bladeRF_fw.img) before using this device.
[WARNING @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:904] Skipping further initialization...

  bladeRF-cli version:        1.6.1-git-4bcdd6ec
  libbladeRF version:         2.0.1-git-4bcdd6ec

  Firmware version:           2.0.0
  FPGA version:               Unknown (FPGA not loaded)


  Error: Command requires FPGA to be loaded

root@Win7:~/Downloads# bladeRF-cli -b
bladeRF-cli: invalid option -- 'b'
root@Win7:~/Downloads# bladeRF-cli -p

  Backend:        libusb
  Serial:         00000000000000000000000000000000
  USB Bus:        2
  USB Address:    4


bladeRF> fw_log
bladeRF> open
[CRITICAL @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:889] Device type mismatch! FPGA size 49 is a bladeRF2 characteristic, but the USB PID indicates bladeRF1. Initialization cannot continue.
[INFO @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:892] You must download firmware v2.2.0 or later from https://www.nuand.com/fx3/ and flash it (bladeRF-cli -f /path/to/bladeRF_fw.img) before using this device.
[WARNING @ host/libraries/libbladeRF/src/board/bladerf1/bladerf1.c:904] Skipping further initialization...

bladeRF> info

  Board:                    bladerf1
  Serial #:                 00000000000000000000000000000000
  VCTCXO DAC calibration:   0x1da9
  FPGA size:                49 KLE
  FPGA loaded:              no
  USB bus:                  2
  USB address:              4
  USB speed:                Hi-Speed
  Backend:                  libusb
  Instance:                 0




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