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Intel Firmware Engine 2.1.1 for Windows released

https://firmware.intel.com/sites/default/files/Quickstartguide_R2.1.1.pdf

https://firmware.intel.com/sites/default/files/Intel(R)_Firmware_Engine_Install_Instructions_2.1.1.pdf

 

https://firmware.intel.com/sites/default/files/Release%20Notes%20%202.1.1.pdf

https://firmware.intel.com/learn/intel-firmware-engine/intel-firmware-engine

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Intel Firmware Engine 2.0 released

Intel has released the 2.0.0 version of the Firmware Engine for Microsoft* Windows 7/8/8.1/10. Includes program and MinnowBoard Max and MinnowBoard Turbot platform support.

http://firmware.intel.com/learn/intel-firmware-engine/downloads

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Flashing Minnows

Vincent points out an interesting article about using SPI on Minnowboards using Linux:

Excerpt:

Flashing MinnowBoard MAX With the SPI Hook in Linux

If you are doing development on the MinnowBoard MAX board having the ability to read from, write to, and erase the onboard SPI Flash memory is very useful. The SPI Hook tool from TinCanTools provides exactly this functionality. Priced at only $29USD the SPI Hook provides an affordable alternative to much more expensive tools such as the Dediprog SF100 SPI Flash Programmer that retails for $230USD. The SPI Hook is not as fast as more expensive tools but for most development needs it’s fast enough. The SPI Hook also provides a virtual Serial Port for communicating with the MinnowBoard MAX. […]

 

http://billtraynor.com/post/2015/11/12/flashing-minnowboard-max-with-the-spi-hook-in-linux/

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Teddy Reed research on Minnow firmware

As found by ‘retweeted’ by the CHIPSEC team:

Teddy Reed has an EXCELLENT blog post — the first in a series! — going into detail about the firmware of Intel’s MinnowBoard.

Again, this is an EXCELLENT article, worth reading!

http://prosauce.org/blog/2015/9/13/minnowboard-max-quickstart-uefi-secure-boot

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Sage Engineering updates Minnow firmware

Sage Engineering maintains a Coreboot-based, SeaBIOS payload-based firmware for the Intel MinnowBoard MAX.

Today, they’ve announced an updated release. This update allows for flashing the boot image without a hardware device.

The binary SageBIOS boot ROM image, which is flashed on the development board’s SPI Flash device, is based on the Intel Firmware Support Package (Intel FSP) and coreboot open source initialization. The SageBIOS OSP replaces UEFI firmware that comes installed on both versions of MinnowBoard MAX and will support booting a greater variety of operating systems, including FreeBSD and a variety of RTOS, as well as legacy operating systems such as older versions of Microsoft Windows and even DOS. The SageBIOS OSP will support all the operating systems supported by the native UEFI firmware, such as Windows and Linux. In addition, the SageBIOS OSP will boot both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems with a single boot image.

The download of the “demo ROM” is free, but email registration is required.
More information:
http://lists.elinux.org/pipermail/elinux-minnowboard/Week-of-Mon-20150518/001523.html
http://www.se-eng.com/minnow/

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