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 + ​====== Vaisala RS92-SGPD firmware ​ ======
  
 +Sonde have 32KB EEPROM chip. Chip contains (probably) some firmware binary patches for VLSI DSP chip, configuration (transmitting frequency, name, callibration data, ..) and others.
 +
 +===== Dumping EEPROM with Bus Pirate =====
 +
 +EEPROM can be dumped trought servicing connector (flat one). Anny SPI can be used in configuration 00. Digital IO use 2.8V logic, but inputs are 3.3 V tollerant. As power supply can be used anny source in range 4.7-10 V. Voltages bellow cca 7V will result in power-saving mode, but this does not matter for interfacing with EEPROM. Wiring for Bus Pirate is bellow.
 +
 +Pin RESET must be pulled-down for al least 2 second before anny other operation can start.
 +
 +^ Bus Pirate pin ^ Vaisala probe pin ^
 +| GND | 1 - GND |
 +| +3V3 | NC |
 +| +5V | 2 - VCC |
 +| ADC | NC |
 +| Vpu | NC |
 +| AUX | 12 - RESET |
 +| CLK | 10 - SPI_CLK |
 +| MOSI | 9 - SPI_MOSI |
 +| CS | 8 - SPI_SS_EEPROM |
 +| MISO | 11 - SPI_MISO |
 +
 +Python script for EEPROM dump
 +
 +[[http://​nat.brmlab.cz/​project/​weathersonde/​buspirate_dump_eeprom.py]]
 +
 +TODO: eeprom manipulation scripts and tools
 +
 +== notes ==
 +
 +The sonde first used 250kHz clock to read bytes from EEPROM up to addres 376 (included). Then switches to faster bus speed (2MHz).
 +===== EEPROM =====
 +
 +==== address space description ====
 +
 +Address space in EEPROM can be visualy divided into severall subblocks.
 +Each subblock is separeted from others by wide field of 0x00.
 +Start address of block shows nice alignment to multiple of 0x100 +- frew bytes, those bytes might be missalignment,​ or more probably footer of previous block.
 +
 +^ start address ^ end address ^ name ^ description ^
 +| 0x0000 | 0x07FF | blob 1 | firmware, stage 2 bootloader |
 +| 0x0800 | 0x4FFF | blob 2 | firmware, compressed image of X and Y memory (I memory is mapped to X) |
 +| 0x5000 | 0x6FFF | blob 3 | high entropy, (compressed?​) |
 +| 0x7000 | 0x71FF | blob 4 | configuration and callibration |
 +| 0x7200 | 0x79FF | blob 5 | event log? |
 +| 0x7A00 | 0x7FFF | blob 6 | runtime status? |
 +
 +==== blob 1 - stage 2 bootloader ====
 +
 +  * series of blobs loaded into X  and program memmory
 +
 +  // Structure description in pseudocode
 +  const uint256_t eeprom[32768];​ // EEPROM content
 +  int idx = 0;  ​
 +  while (eeprom[idx] == 1) {
 +    int data_len = eeprom[idx+1] | (eeprom[idx+2] << 8);
 +    int addr = eeprom[idx+3] | (eeprom[idx+4] << 8);
 +    // copy data: X[addr]..X[addr+data_len] = eeprom[idx+5]..eeprom[idx+5+data_len]
 +    // but some trick for writing program memmory are probably involved
 +    idx += 5 + data_len;
 +  }
 +  // end of content
 +  if (eeprom[idx] == 3) {
 +    data_len = eeprom[idx+1] | (eeprom[idx+2] << 8);
 +    // data_len souhld be 0
 +    addr = eeprom[idx+3] | (eeprom[idx+4] << 8);
 +    goto addr;
 +  }
 +
 +  * data_len - bytes to copy into memory
 +  * addr - data destination address in X memory (instruction memory should be mapped to X+0x2000)
 +
 +  * [[http://​nat.brmlab.cz/​project/​weathersonde/​vsdsp2_um.pdf|VS_DSP v2 Users manual]] << this one is used in sonde CPU
 +  * [[http://​nat.brmlab.cz/​project/​weathersonde/​vsdsp4_ump.pdf|VS_DSP v4 Users manual]]
 +
 +==== blob 2 ====
 +
 +This block is compressed. Compression algirithm is rather simple, replaces identical sequences of data with copy-from operation.
 +
 +  struct compressed_block_t {
 +    chunk_t chunk1;
 +    ...
 +    chunk_t chunkN;
 +    chunk_t chunk_exec; ​   // chunks repeats until EOF chunk is found
 +  }
 +
 +  struct chunk_t {
 +    chunk_header_t chunk_header;​
 +    uint8_t chunk_data[]; ​        // chunk size varies and ends with EOF code
 +  }
 +
 +  struct chunk_header_t {
 +    uint8_t prefix; ​     // prefix code used for decompression
 +    uint1_t bus_type; ​   // (top bit of address word) 0 => X bus, 1 => Y
 +    uint15_t address; ​   // block destionation address
 +    uint8_t prefix_size;​ // size of prefix in bites, 0xff for EOF
 +  }
 +
 +  * chunk_data are read as bite stream
 +==== blob 4 - configuration and calibration ====
 +
 +This block (512B long) is repeatedly broadcasted by sonde, in first part of frame.
 +
 +see [[telemetry_decoding#​Callibration data]] for details
 +
 +==== blob 5 - log ====
 +
 +TODO: (verification needed)
 +  * 4B header
 +  * 42B superblock
 +  * 7 * 6B - block
 +
 +=== blob 6 - status ===
 +
 +^ address ^ symbol ^ meanign ^
 +| 0x7A02 - 0x7A03 | DOWN_CNT | have something todo with frame count? |
 +| 0x7A04 | ST4 | operation status |
 +
 +  * ST4
 +    * 0 - low power Tx?
 +    * 1 - medium power Tx?
 +    * 2 - normal sonde operation
 +    * 3 - no Tx, set by FW when battery is low (eg bellow 6 or 7 V, not sure) for some time (100 frames?), sonde stop transmitting
 +
 +
 +==== dumps ====
 +
 +^ start date (UTC) ^ ID ^ type ^ start location ^ EEPROM dump ^
 +| 2013-02-25 00:00 | H2813056 | RS92-SGPD | CZ, Prague - Libuš | [[http://​nat.brmlab.cz/​project/​weathersonde/​cz_prague_2013_05_1xTtt.bin]] |
 +| 2013-07-03 00:00 | H4043220 | RS92-SGPD | CZ, Prague - Libuš | TODO |
 +
 +===== related links =====
 +
 +  * [[http://​blog.darklomax.org/?​p=56]]
 +  * [[http://​forum.radiosonda.sk/​viewtopic.php?​f=11&​t=22]]
 
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