#firmware


Open Source Firmware on TigerLake platforms - part 1

Published at April 14, 2022 · Michał Żygowski ·  9 min read

This post describes efforts of building open source firmware for Tiger Lake UP3 RVP platform and the problems faced in the process. Tiger Lake is one of the newest Intel processors for which the FSP and EDK2 MinPlatform has been recently released....

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Fobnail Token - platform provisioning

Published at March 21, 2022 · Krystian Hebel ·  7 min read

The Fobnail Token is an open-source hardware USB device that helps to determine the integrity of the system. The purpose of this blog post is to present the development progress of this project. This phase was focused on platform provisioning....

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A new source of trust for your platform - Dasharo with Intel TXT support

Published at March 17, 2022 · Michał Żygowski ·  9 min read

Do you trust the firmware on your system? No? Then this post is a must-read for you. Get to know what Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) is and how it may help you securely measure and attest your operating system and software running on your machine. You will also hear about open-source implementation of Intel TXT for Ivy Bridge/Sandy Bridge platforms including Dell OptiPlex 7010 / 9010....

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KGPE-D16 open-source firmware status

Published at February 3, 2022 · Michał Żygowski ·  6 min read

This post covers the struggles and efforts behind the revival of KGPE-D16. Something that community was waiting for a long time. With Dasharo firmware the platform obtained a new life and sees a new daylight with more security features and improvements....

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Porting EDK II to an old Allwinner A13 tablet

Published at January 18, 2022 · Artur Kowalski ·  7 min read

Most ARM SoC's run U-Boot or some custom bootloader. That was the case with Allwinner SoC's, until I started porting EDK II to my A13 tablet. In this post, I will tell you about the current UEFI support status on Allwinner SoC's, my future plans, and how to test UEFI on a compatible device...

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Enabling Secure Boot on RockChip SoCs

Published at December 3, 2021 · Artur Kowalski ·  9 min read

RockChip Secure Boot is an essential security feature that helps tablet, PC, streaming media TV box, and IoT solution vendors secure their devices against malware infecting the firmware. In the following post, we will tell a story about enabling Secure Boot on the RK32xx family, but the lesson learned can be used on other models...

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Dasharo for Dell OptiPlex 7010 / 9010

Published at November 26, 2021 · Michał Żygowski ·  8 min read

Open source firmware may be hundreds of times better than the proprietary one. On the example of Dell OptiPlex 7010 / 9010 we will show you the advantages of Dasharo firmware on this machine....

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Fobnail vs other boot security projects

Published at October 28, 2021 · Michał Żygowski ·  11 min read

Have you ever thought about securing the boot process of your computer? No? This post will compare the available open source boot process hardening projects and explain the importance of signing and protection the software/operating system you launch. You will also get to know how the boot process may be secured even further and with the incoming Fobnail security token....

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fTPM vs dTPM

Published at October 8, 2021 · Michał Kopeć ·  5 min read

An introduction to TPMs. Let's explore the differences between common implementations of TPMs and how they might matter to you....

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Open Source Firmware on AMD Milan server processors

Published at September 9, 2021 · Michał Żygowski ·  6 min read

There were times where AMD was actively supporting open source firmware ecosystem by providing silicon initialization code. With a few years break AMD is now trying to support open source firmware again with the mobile platform like Chromebooks. However, the recent achievements have made everybody think that open source firmware is also possible on servers....

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coreboot port for OpenPOWER - why bother?

Published at December 31, 2020 · Krystian Hebel ·  9 min read

You may have heard by now that we are working on coreboot port for Talos II. OpenPOWER already has, nomen omen, open source firmware, so one may ask why bother? We will try to answer that question....

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What features PCIe has?

Published at October 8, 2020 · Marek Kasiewicz ·  7 min read

Introductory blog post to PCIe features. In this article you can read what PCIe capability is and see examples of such capabilities....

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Minnowboard Turbot remote firmware flashing with RTE (Remote Testing Environment)

Published at March 23, 2018 · Arkadiusz Cichocki ·  7 min read

Minnowboard Turbot remote firmware flashing with RTE (Remote Testing Environment) Introduction Work related to a hardware carries some restrictions which don’t occur when working only with a software. One of them is a limited number of devices. This one may cause a problem with a accessibility to the platform. The limited number of users could slow development and testing. What is more work with a hardware requires a minimal knowledge of the theory of circuits and signals to eliminate platform damage by a user....

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