The purpose of this application is to allow easy manipulation of the QSPI file system from a PC

Dependencies:   EALib USBDevice mbed

The purpose of this application is to allow easy manipulation of the QSPI file system from a PC.

The application makes the LPC4088 QuickStart Board appear as a USB Memory Stick when connected to a PC. The PC will see the current content of the QSPI file system plus an image file of the file system that can be downloaded and (at a later time) be used to restore the file system to it's current state.

To use this application:

  1. Make sure that the QSPI file system has been formatted (using either the app_qspi_format application or one of the erase.* images).
  2. Download the app_qspifs_memstick application using drag-n-drop and then reset the board
  3. Optionally start a terminal program to read the status messages from the application
  4. Connect a USB cable to the micro USB slot on the back of the LPC4088 QuickStart Board, underneath the ethernet connector, and then to the PC
  5. The PC will install drivers if needed and then the USB Memory Stick will be available as a new drive
  6. Modify the file system to suit your needs
  7. With the USB cable still connected, press the button on the LPC4088 QuickStart Board
  8. The application will now:
    1. disconnect the USB Memory Stick
    2. write all changes to the QSPI flash memory
    3. create a new image file of the updated QSPI file system and store it in the .current/ folder
    4. connect the USB Memory Stick again
  9. Continue from step 6. until satisfied

Note 1: The file system that is exposed is a copy (in SDRAM) of the QSPI file system. The reason for this is that the USBMSD class requires a FAT file system.

Note 2: The image files created in step 8.3 above will be a *.fsX file (where the 'X' is the size of the file system in MB so *.fs1 for a 1MByte file system). The *.fsX file extensions are recognized by the HDK and can be used to drag-n-drop to the MBED drive in the same way as the *.bin files are. A *.fsX file will not overwrite the program stored in internal flash.