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Hawkboard Issues - TI Annoucement

All,

TI is aware of the instability problems that many customers are experiencing with the current HawkBoard and is working actively to solve the problem. Unfortunately, the current HawkBoard does not follow TI’s recommended layout recommendations. Even after trying Innovate Solutions’ proposed solution, the boards in our possession are still exhibiting problems


Therefore, due to design instabilities, TI does not recommend the design of the current HawkBoard. We do not recommend new customers order the current HawkBoard.


TI is currently doing a root cause analysis. We hope to update the community with a new HawkBoard design that is TI recommended and supports the earlier HawkBoard software. We hope to engage a new manufacturer for this new HawkBoard in the near future.

TI has many customers that are in production with OMAP-L138 and the AM1808 processors. We advise our customers to follow our design specifications. We also offer a schematic review for your convenience.

For the time being, for a known good design, we suggest starting with our recommended development platform, the LogicPD Experimenter/EVM: http://www.logicpd.com/products/development-kits/zoom-omap-l138-experimenter-kit.Although the LogicPD board does not support DDR2, we have used a separate vendor to prove the use of DDR2 on the AM1808 and the OMAP-L138. Although not officially recommended as the development platform of choice, and not open for order entry, we do refer customers to the schematics found here: http://support.spectrumdigital.com/boards/evmam1808/revb/ for a known good DDR2 layout.

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly so that I may help you get the necessary support to continue your project. 

 

Best Regards,


Huy Pham
OMAP-L138 Marketing Manager
huy@ti.com  

106 Replies

  • Thanks for your info... last week we bought a hawk board from innovate i found more troubles in uboot level itself it shown nand bad blocks. uImage is not booting no proper docs from innovate solutions Bangalore..

    i lost my nand u boot i stuck in how to bring my uboot again in nand...

    please help me..

    Thanks..

  • In reply to prabhu marimuthu:

    Prabhu,

    I am sorry that you have had problems with your Hawkboard from Innovate.

    I would try to contact them first for support. If that does not work, I would try to use some of the Wiki information found here: http://elinux.org/Hawkboard 

    Although the Hawkboard is not an official TI product, we are doing our best to fix the design and hope to push out a TI recommended design to the community soon.

    Best Regards,

    Huy

  • Expert 1925 points

    In reply to prabhu marimuthu:

    prabhu marimuthu

    Thanks for your info... last week we bought a hawk board from innovate i found more troubles in uboot level itself it shown nand bad blocks. uImage is not booting no proper docs from innovate solutions Bangalore..

    i lost my nand u boot i stuck in how to bring my uboot again in nand...

    please help me..

    Thanks..

    Take a look here: http://alokprasad.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!48CAA8345A2495B1!374.entry?wa=wsignin1.0&sa=890095025

    Zhu

  • Hi,

    Can we purchase Hawkboard now???

    Dharmendra

  • In reply to Yashpal Patel49892:

    We are currently working on a design and hope to have a TI-recommended hardware design out in the next month. 

  • In reply to Huy Pham:

    Hi,

    Thanks for the support.

    We want to use AM1808 in one of our application, we made schematic using AM1808.

    We want approve our design by you, can we send to you?? and How??

    Dharmendra

  • In reply to Yashpal Patel49892:

    Yashpal,

    Send me an email at huy@ti.com. We usually take 2 weeks to turn around.

    Thanks

    Huy Pham
    OMAP-L13x Marketing Manager 

  • In reply to Huy Pham:

    Huy,

    Do you have an updated ETA for the new Hawkboard? Is it imminent, or still some way off?

     

  • In reply to Alister Sibbald56662:

    Imminent. Please email info@specialcomp.com for latest schedules and information. 

  • In reply to Huy Pham:

    Hi there Huy,

    perhaps you could get the status and post it here so that they don't get flooded with emails and the people following this thread can be kept up to date.  I emailed Special Computing and haven't had a reply back.

    Thanks.

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