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These are recommended engineering change orders (ECOs) to the A2 prototype of the XO-4 laptop. This is NOT a list of changes from A2 to B1, that is located elsewhere.


Fixing +3.3V_SOC

This fixes a problem where +3.3V_SOC doesn't quite turn on.

  • Change PR79 to a 10K resistor

Fixing EC Programming by the SOC

This fixes the inability of the SOC to reprogram the EC.

  • Add a 3K pullup resistor to +3.3V_NAND to EC_EDI_DO

Fix VCore

This corrects a problem with the BOM. If you have a board that prints the CForth banner on the serial port but then hangs, this is likely the issue.

  • Swap PR66 and PR73. PR73 should be 10.7K and PR66 should be 64.9K

Superseded by the following ECO

New VCore

This changes to lower Vcore values for debugging and normal operation (1.3 and 1.24V), as well as a higher suspend voltage (1.0V) as suggested by Marvell for B0 silicon.

  • PR62 (or PR57) should be 12.0K
  • PR67 should be 18.0K
  • PR66 should be 120K
  • PR73 should be 30.0K

Pulse JTAG Reset at start of day

Marvell added a requirement to assert JTAG reset only at the start of day.

  • Add a small schottky between EN_+1.35V_DDR3 and PRI_TRST#. The cathode of the diode should be connected to EN_+1.35V_DDR3.
  • Remove the 100K resistor from R335.
  • Populate R334 with a 100K resistor.

Fix MMP3 B0 errata 1.15

Errata numbered 1.15 in v040, and numbered 1.32 in v060.

  • Replace R45 with a 10 ohm resistor (pref. 0603 or 0805)
  • Place three diodes in series between +1.8V_SOC_AVDD_FE (the side of R45 closest to the SOC) and GND, with the cathode connected to GND. The base-emitter junctions of PMST3904 transistors (pin 2 to pin 1) is used instead of diodes due to availability.

Changing to a +1.8V SPI Flash

Until we get the voltage translator working at SPI Flash speeds, we are disabling it and using a +1.8V 1 MByte SPI Flash ROM for U17.

  • Depopulate R280 (0 ohm)
  • Populate R281 with a 0 ohm resistor
  • Populate R246 with a 120K resistor
  • Replace U17 with a +1.8V SPI Flash
  • Short Q27, pins 1 and 3
  • Short Q28, pins 1 and 3
  • Short Q29, pins 1 and 3
  • Short D4, pins 1 and 2

Fixing SOC/EC Communications

This removes much of the voltage translation circuitry which was added to support an eventual change of masters in the EC/SOC SDI (SPI) bus. It fixes a reliability problem when talking to the EC.

  • Remove the resistors from the following locations: R94 (3K), R98 (3K), R253 (3K), R258 (3K), R372 (1.2K), R373 (1.2K), and R375 (1.2K).
  • Replace D18 with a 3K resistor.
  • Remove Q38, and place a 3K resistor between pins 1 and 3
  • Remove Q36, and place a 3K resistor between pins 1 and 3
  • Add a 3K pullup resistor to +3.3VSUS_EC (or +3.3VSUS) to EC_SDI_MISO (Q37, pin 3).
  • Add a 3.6K pulldown from SDI_MOSI (D18 anode) to GND
  • Add a 3.6K pulldown from SDI_CLK (Q36.1) to GND
  • Add a 3.6K pulldown from SDI_CS# (Q38.1) to GND


An alternate fix for this problem was done to most boards:

  • Add a 3K pullup resistor to +3.3VSUS_EC (or +3.3VSUS) to EC_SDI_MISO (Q37, pin 3).
  • Add a 68 pF capacitor between Q36 pin 1 and GND. One motherboard required a 100 pF for reliable EC communication.

Fix abnormal power-off

When the power adapter is disconnected from the wall, but left connected to the laptop, the laptop crashes. This is due to the battery charge transistor PQ58 being backwards.

  • Remove PQ58, and reinstall rotated 180 degrees with pins 4 and 8 lifted.
  • Run a wire from the trace going to PQ58 pin 4 (on motherboard) to pin 4 (on chip).
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