BDI2000 with PPC405EP

Eugene Surovegin ebs at
Thu Sep 8 16:31:36 EST 2005

On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 11:33:53AM +0530, Albert David wrote:
> Friends,
> I have been trying to find a solution to fix "PPC: timeout while
> waiting for freeze" for my custom board.
> BDI2000 keeps resetting the system with the following message...
> TARGET: processing user reset request
> TARGET: resetting target passed
> TARGET: processing target startup ....
> *** TARGET: core #0 startup failed # PPC: timeout while waiting for freeze
> TARGET: target will be restarted in 10 sec
> I tried all the possible solutions provided at
> for this perticular behaviour but
> the problem remains same!
> I have ensured that my Board's JTAG interface is properly working by
> boundary scanning the pins of PPC405EP using UniversalScan software
> with Altera-ByteBlaster MV.
> for your information: twice i could succeed connecting BDI2000 with my
> target! somehow it happen to work while i was trying to execute low
> level JTAG commands such as 'rir' rdr'  and then after exiting(JTAG
> command shell of BDI) it worked, but there is no consistency!
> looks like my cpu core is not halting after asserting HALT line.
> has anyone faced similar problem??

In _all_ cases I saw this problem it was a hw bug. Ask your hw 
engineers to help you. Start with the usual suspects: power, clocks, 
strapping, etc.

I don't think working boundary scan is an indication that hw design is 


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