DosLab Electronics is proud to announce that DeMux is ready for release. Below, you will find details on how to use it to flash the gMux IC on your MacBook Pro logic board.
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If you are getting errors saying a DLL is missing please install the following Microsoft Redistributable:
Please make sure you are installing the 64-bit version by selecting it in the menu that comes up when you click “Download”.
DisplayPort is a functionality of the dedicated GPU only, disabling the dedicated GPU will also disable the DisplayPort.
Backlight brightness is currently not supported by Demux. We will be releasing a software fix for this at a later date.
To get started, you’ll need the following:
Installing the software comes in three steps. First, download the package, and extract it. You should then connect your programmer and install the programmer drivers. After this is done, you can purchase a flash license from us and use it with the DeMux utility to flash your gMux IC. These steps are covered in further detail below.
A 64 Bit Windows system is required to use DeMux.
Download the following package:
Once the package is downloaded, go ahead an extract it somewhere safe. You are now ready for the next step.
Once the package has been extracted, plug your Lattice HW-USBN-2A ICSP programmer into a USB port on your computer. Then, open the driver installer executable, and use it to install the USB driver. The program will tell you if it was successful.
If you don’t yet have a license key, you’ll need to purchase one. Keys cost $20 each, and are good for one gMux IC flash. Once purchased, save the key in a safe place, as it will be needed later. (If you would like to do a bulk order please contact us before purchasing, we may be able to give you a discount.)
Next, open up the DeMux flashing application. Here, you will need to enter the license key you purchased. If it’s a valid key, the program will indicate so. Once the license has been verified as valid, you can proceed to the next steps.
In order to prepare the hardware for gMux flashing, you will need to correctly connect your Lattice programmer to the gMux IC JTAG header of your MacBook logic board. This will require either soldering wires to each pad of the header, or using our custom pogo-pin solderless connector (coming soon).
When soldering the wires on a 15” board, please be sure to route them away from or around the large black inductor, located just to the right of the JTAG header. This inductor will interfere with the data lines if they are routed overtop of it. This leads to a failed flash.
To solder the JTAG wires to the logic board, start by tinning each of the 6 header pads with fresh solder. Then, strip and tin 6 wires that you can connect to your Lattice programmer. Solder each wire to the respective pin, as shown in the diagrams below:
There is now a video detailing these steps available:
This option is coming soon. We will be providing pogo-pin based connector that allows for flashing of the gMux without the need for soldering. We are experiencing some difficulties with tolerances in production of the connectors. Please allow us some more time to get things ready.
Lastly, once your Lattice programmer is properly connected to the logic board, and you have a valid license entered in the DeMux flashing utility, you are ready to proceed with flashing. To flash, perform the following steps: