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Is there 512KB battery backup external SRAM in RCM6750?

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Hi guys,

Is there 512KB battery backup external SRAM in RCM6750?

From the website - http://www.digi.com/products/wireless-wired-embedded-solutions/solutions-on-module/rabbit-minicore/rcm6700#specs, it stated there is.

But from the RCM6750 user manual (http://ftp1.digi.com/support/documentation/90001191_F.pdf) on page 7, it does not state there is the battery backup external SRAM.
asked Feb 26, 2015 in Rabbit Software by maniac84 New to the Community (3 points)

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Looking at the .org file when you compile one of the test programs with an RCM6750 as the target, I see an xmem3 section which is marked as bbram and is 1024K long. That seems conclusive proof that there is 1024K of external BBRAM (512K x 16 and not 512K x 8).

Regards,
Peter
answered Feb 26, 2015 by petermcs Veteran of the Digi Community (1,128 points)
But from my RCM6750 .org file, the xmem3 does not marked as bbram. Only the bbrootdata, xmemdata, and fat_buff has been marked as bbram. Total added up for bbrootdata, xmemdata, and fat_buff is 8000h which is 32KB. I think this refers to the internal 32KB bbram. That's why I'm wondering where is my external bbram goes?
that's very strange. Which version of DC are you using? I tried it with 10.72.

Also there is a note in the circuit diagram that says R30 is populated if fast RAM is fitted and R32 if low power RAM on the RCM7xx modules. Which is connected on your module. This determines whether the VCC or VBAT is connected to the RAM.
I'm still using the 10.66 version.
Does it affect the .org file?
I've just done a quick comparison with 10.66 and 10.72 for the Samples\RCM6700\SWITCHLEDS.C program and it does indeed make a difference. 10.66 shows xmem3 as normal RAM, 10.72 shows it as BBRAM. Looks like there was a change made in 10.70 or 10.72.

Update: It was in 10.70 according to the release notes:
http://ftp1.digi.com/support/sampleapplications/40002719_F.txt
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