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Re: How to increase download speed for UART

To: Adeel Malik <AdeelM@avaznet.com>
Subject: Re: How to increase download speed for UART
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 23:05:01 +0200
Cc: Steffen Malmgaard Mortensen <smm@futarque.com>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 12:41:02PM +0500, Adeel Malik wrote:

>     The terminal emulator that you specified supports the max. baud rate of
> 115.2 kbps. And it is taking about 7 minutes to download the Kernel Image of
> 4.3 MB. Do you know some other Terminal Emulator that can support a higher
> baud rate ?.
> 
> The UART of the target processor supports the max. baud rate of 406 kbps. So
> I can use the terminal emulator that supports for example, 406kbps, then my
> download time may be further reduced.

115,200 bps is frequently the maximum supported rate of serial interfaces,
so it may be time to find some faster medium.  You may also want to
experiment with compressed kernels.

  Ralf

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