Difference between revisions of "Logitech Revue Technical"

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*J69 --> USB Pinout
*J69 --> USB Pinout
*SATA1 --> SATA pinout (may have power included, needs verification)
*SATA1 --> SATA pinout (may have power included, needs verification)
*J24 --> Unknown (may be power for SATA) -- (Probably not SATA power - was populated on DEV board (FCC) when SATA Port wasn't)
*J24 --> Unknown (Pin 1 = 3.3, Pin 2 = ?, Pin 3 = ?, Pin 4 = GND)
*J13 --> Power for another fan probably
*J13 --> Unknown (Power for SATA?) - (Pin 1 = ?, Pin 2 = GND, Pin 3 = GND, Pin 4 = 5v)
*XDP1 --> Intel XDP Debug Adapter [http://software.intel.com/sites/products/documentation/hpc/atom/application/device_driver_debugging.pdf Information on XDP Debugging] [ftp://download.intel.com/design/Pentium4/guides/31337301.pdf Page 23 Pinout]
*XDP1 --> Intel XDP Debug Adapter [http://software.intel.com/sites/products/documentation/hpc/atom/application/device_driver_debugging.pdf Information on XDP Debugging] [ftp://download.intel.com/design/Pentium4/guides/31337301.pdf Page 23 Pinout]

Revision as of 13:03, 29 December 2010


  • Intel Atom CE4150 1.2 GHz processor, with a 400 MHz GPU
  • Gigabyte GA-SBKAN2 motherboard
  • Samsung K9F8G08U0M 1 GB NAND Flash (Single Level Cell) Datasheet Mirror
  • Hynix H27UBG8T2ATR 4 GB NAND Flash (Multiple Level Cell)
  • Silicon Image Sil9135 HDMI 1.3 Receiver Chip Information Datasheet from TI
  • Nanya NT5CB128M8CN-CG 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM (1 Gb X 8) Datasheet
  • Realtek Semiconductor RTL8201N 10/100M PHYceiver Datasheet
  • Microchip PIC24FJ64GA004-I/PT 16-bit microcontroller Datasheet
  • Phison S2251-50 USB to Flash Controller (Datasheet not available to end users according to manufacture)
  • IDT ICS9LPRS525AGLF Clock for CPU Datasheet

The Logitech Revue was recently torndown and its inners revealed. Direct link to the higher resolution picture of the motherboard.

SemiAccurate has a populated board similar to the one in the Revue: http://www.semiaccurate.com/2010/06/04/gigabyte-has-google-tv-ready-motherboard/


Samsung K9F8G08U0M 1 GB NAND Flash

  • Used for storage of bootloader, kernel, boot flash graphics, Linux OS etc..

Hynix H27UBG8T2ATR 4 GB NAND Flash (Long Term Storage)

  • Used for persistent storage, device is /dev/sda - possible to override with an external USB drive

Microchip PIC24FJ64GA004-I/PT 16-bit microcontroller

  • Used to handle IR input/output for remotes/IR blasters and possible interface with wireless keyboard
  • System reboot/powerdown
  • Possibly HDMI CEC

Silicon Image Sil9135 HDMI 1.3 Receiver

  • Used to process video to and from HDMI ports as well as audio over HDMI and SPDIF
  • Supports DTS even though the Revue does not (An update can probably enable this feature)


  • Provides a clock for the Intel Atom CPU

Update Procedure

Place new update labeled "update.zip" on a USB drive, with a single partition (ie, 1st partition on a USB disk, so say "/dev/sdc1")

Insert into Revue in the Right most USB port (if looking at the back, closest to the power jack)

Boot into recovery mode: (confirm?)

  1. Hold the Sync button while plugging in the Revue, keep it held, at the same time hold Menu+L on the keyboard.
  2. Box will reboot, continue to hold Sync button, then hold Alt+L (or mash, your choice), and it should then enter recovery mode.
  3. You can then update the box, with a newer update. Downgrading fails however due to a date check.

Firmware Links




(Add update history?)

Flash Layout

via: http://googletv.pastebin.com/233dZqZx

Creating 13 MTD partitions on "intel_ce_nand":

  • 0x00000000-0x00200000 : "mbr"
  • 0x00200000-0x00a00000 : "cefdk"
  • 0x00a00000-0x00c00000 : "redboot"
  • 0x00c00000-0x00e00000 : "cefdk-config"
  • 0x01000000-0x01800000 : "splash"
  • 0x01800000-0x01900000 : "fts"
  • 0x01900000-0x02d00000 : "recovery"
  • 0x02d00000-0x03200000 : "kernel"
  • 0x03200000-0x07200000 : "boot"
  • 0x07200000-0x1f200000 : "system"
  • 0x1f200000-0x3fa00000 : "data"
  • 0x3fa00000-0x3ff00000 : "keystore"
  • 0x3ff00000-0x40000000 : "bbt"

mbr - Master Boot Record

cefdk - Boot loader, may or may not have a shell

Splash - Splash image, can be seen here ( http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/3144/splashc.png )

Recovery - Full image, including kernel and small ramdisk (in squashfs format), boots to recovery menu

Kernel - The kernel image

Boot - Root partition, goes in hand with the kernel image, also in squashfs format

fts - Flash transactional key/value storage

bbt - Bad block table

system - yaffs

data - yaffs

Serial Output

The logitech revue board contains a UART1 port on the front of the board which before receiving the boxes initial updates is active. In order to communicate with UART port you will need a USB to TTL adapter (or board that does a similar conversion).

The pins operate at 3.3v and the port at 9600 baud with the following pinout:

UART Pinout

Serial output

via: http://googletv.pastebin.com/233dZqZx Pasted Locally

PIC Access

  • There is a standard PIC access port to the right of the UART1 port. It can be accessed via a standard PIC Kit Debug board (Tested with version 2). The port has read/write access but the code is pulled from the chip as .hex file and is unreadable thus far.
  • The pinout starting from the left (pin with white square around it) corresponds to pin 1 or Vpp.The remaining pins follow the same layout. PIC Pinout

PIC Hex Dump Local PIC Hex Dump


The updates contain a subset of update files, a boot.img and a recovery.img


The thread at xda-developer has the process to extract from the .img files (thx bftb0):

"the "boot.img" file is in (little-endian) "squashfs" format and unpacks just fine using "unsquashfs" from the (Ubuntu 8.0.04 LTS) squashfs-tools package."


system/boot/recovery.img is a standard Android boot image with some extra garbage (0x580 bytes) at the front. Remove it like so:

 dd if=system/boot/recovery.img bs=1408 skip=1 > recovery-ungarbaged.img

Unpack that like a normal Android boot image. Something like this Perl script works well.

The kernel (system/boot/kernel) is also a boot image with the same extra garbage at the front.

Odex files

The .odex files can be extracted by using the following guide Deodex Instructions

Available Pinouts

  • UART1 --> UART Pinout
  • J3 --> PIC Chip Access
  • SW1 --> Push Button Switch (Use is unknown)
  • J20 --> I2C (Top left - GND Top right - ? Bottom left - SDA Bottom right - SCL)
  • J69 --> USB Pinout
  • SATA1 --> SATA pinout (may have power included, needs verification)
  • J24 --> Unknown (Pin 1 = 3.3, Pin 2 = ?, Pin 3 = ?, Pin 4 = GND)
  • J13 --> Unknown (Power for SATA?) - (Pin 1 = ?, Pin 2 = GND, Pin 3 = GND, Pin 4 = 5v)
  • XDP1 --> Intel XDP Debug Adapter Information on XDP Debugging Page 23 Pinout