Circad develops range of computer hardware debug products
Posted on 25th June 2013
The cause of most dead computers is the owner interrupting a BIOS update. We were asked to develop a pcb design for a tool to achieve a computer motherboard drive update even if the computer did not boot, without removing any components.
We produced the EzBIOS tool, used world wide by computer and pcb manufacturers to recover their motherboards as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The product connects to a working PC via USB, and uses a CPLD to perform PCI BUS Mastering on the target motherboard to access the Flash BIOS memory. This is how we can take control of the motherboard even if the CPU is unable to run.
The popularity of the EzBIOS led to development of a full debug product called EzDiag (below), and an array of other computer debug related products.
Full debug product EzDiag
PCI POST Card developed for DELL laptops with EDVIEW
CPU Emulation test head for Socket 478 Processors
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