---+!! Samsung YP-S3 %TOC% ---++ Introduction The YP-S3 is a music player by Samsung, apparently very similar to the YP-S5. This page is a collection of information to help implement a rockbox port to this player (and similar others). --- ---++ Status Using the DFU mode, we can send a small test program to RAM and run it. What currently works: * backlight, including dimming using a timer in PWM mode * button LEDs * display (the OF seems to support two types, only one type has been tested) * readout of "hard" buttons (hold and power) * i2c driver * RTC readout over i2c * headphone presence detection * adc driver for reading USB and battery voltage * enabling the charger and monitoring charging status * reading the touch keys * tuning the Si4703 fm-radio chip * communication with the audio codec over i2c (used to set the audio volume for example) * staying powered-up without the USB cable plugged --- ---++ Hardware A disassembly video can be found here: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2075465/naked_s3_in_white/ A disassembly video of the YP-S5 (very similar to the YP-S3) can be found here: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1958837/you_wanna_know_it_disassemble_samsung_yp_s5/ ---+++ Components Components: * Samsung !S5L8700 SoC, also used in the Meizus * 580 mAh lithium polymer battery from ATL * NAND flash (MLC): !K9LBG08U0M * Mobile SDRAM: !K4M561633G * Wolfson codec: !WM1800G (79CWPLS) Strings from the firmware upgrade image suggest the following components: * [[http://www.melfas.com/?k_r=eng_][Melfas]] touch key controller * Si4700 FM tuner, also used in the AMS Sansas * [[WhimoryFTL]["Whimory" flash-translation-layer]] ---+++ Pin mapping | *pin* | *dir* | *Used for* | | P0.0 | O | backlight enable, this pin can output PWM from TIMERA to do backlight dimming | | P0.1 | O | power-on towards the power management chip (1 = keep power on, 0 = power off) | | P0.2 | I | unknown input | | P0.4 | I | LCD type detect (0 = type 1, 1 = type 2) | | P0.5 | I | DFU mode detect, high when USB plugged and POWER switch is enabled, used only during boot | | P1.0 | I | POWER switch | | P1.1 | I | USB detect? goes low when USB plug is removed | | P1.2 | I | unknown input, used as external interrupt | | P1.3 | I | headphone detect (0 = headphones present) | | P1.4 | I | tuner interrupt? | | P1.5 | I | Melfas touch key controller DATA signal | | P1.6 | I | Melfas touch key controller DRDY signal | | P2.X | I/O | SMC data I/O | | P3.2 | O | LEDs behind white menu/back buttons | | P3.3 | O | LEDs behind blue up/down/left/right buttons | | P3.4 | O | Melfas touch key controller DCLK signal | | P4.1 | O | SMC CLE | | P4.2 | O | LED behind middle button | | P4.3 | I | HOLD switch | | P4.4 | I | SMC nWR | | P4.5 | I | SMC nRD | | P4.7 | O | radio power | | P5.0 | O | audio mute (0 = mute) | | P5.1 | I/O | unknown input/output | | P5.2 | O | unknown output | | P5.3 | O | charging current set (0 = about 220 mA, 1 = about 300 mA) | | P5.4 | I | charging status (1 = charging) | | P5.6 | O | charger enable | | P6.3 | O | UART1 !TxD | | P6.4 | I | UART1 !RxD | | P6.5 | O | SMC chip enable | | P6.6 | O | SMC chip enable | | P7.0 | O | !LCDnRST | | P7.1 | O | !LCDnCS | | P7.2 | O | IISMCK | | P7.3 | O | IISWS | | P7.4 | O | IISBCLK | | P7.5 | O | IISD_OUT | | P7.6 | I | IISD_IN | | P10.0 | O | !I2C SCL | | P10.1 | I/O | !I2C SDA | The LCD is connected to NOR flash RAM port, plus pins P7.0 and P7.1 for reset and select. ---+++ !I2C devices Internal i2c bus: * 0x20: Si4703 FM tuner, similar to Si4700 and Si4702, but with RDS support * 0x34: WM1800 codec * 0x60-0x6F: looks like an !S35390A RTC ---+++ Touch key controller The touch keys are controlled by a Melfas touch key chip. When a key is touched, the controller pulls down P1.6, signalling that the CPU can now use P3.4 to clock in a 20-bit word from pin P1.5. The status (touched or released) of each touch key can be determined from the bits in this word. ---+++ ADC inputs | *channel* | *voltage* | | 0 | USB input voltage (full range seems to be 6.00V) | | 1 | possibly not connected to anything (shows an unstable low number) | | 2 | battery voltage (full range of about 4.650V matches other Samsung players) | | 3 | possibly not connected to anything (shows an unstable high number) | The measured battery voltage seems to be valid only when the USB plug is inserted. ---+++ Charger Charging can be enabled and disabled by software. The charger stops charging automatically when done. Software can monitor the charging status (charging busy or done) and configure one of two charging current settings. ---+++ Display This player seems to support two (yet unidentified) LCDs. The lcd type is determined by looking at pin P0.4. These LCDs seem to have similarities with the displays used in the Onda VX-747 and the Meizu M3. ---+++ Audio codec The WM1800 audio codec has no publicly available documentation, but the register layout is very similar to that of other Wolfson codecs, e.g. the WM8960. --- ---++ USB modes The Samsung can present itself with three different USB configurations: MTP, MSC and DFU. ---+++ MTP mode In MTP mode, it presents itself as a device with three endpoints (2x bulk, 1x interrupts) additional to the mandatory control endpoint 0. The USB interface says it uses a vendor specific class, subclass and protocol. Windows recognises this as an MTP device. Vendor id (VID) and product id (PID) in this mode are 0x04E8/0x5091. ---+++ MSC mode In MSC mode, it presents itself as a regular MSC device, with two "drives" (at least it does so on Linux). One of the drives contains the usual stuff like a "Music" folder, but also some interesting files in the "SYSTEM" folder (seems like debugging info). The other drive seems to contain all kinds of low-level configuration files. MSC mode can be enabled by putting a firmware update file along with a specific "config.dat" file on the player and letting it update on reboot. Vendor id (VID) and product id (PID) in this mode are 0x04E8/0x5090. ---+++ DFU mode DFU mode can be entered by plugging in the USB cable, then doing a hard reset (by pressing a pin in the hole at the back of the player) and holding the power button at the same time. The screen stays dark in this mode. The player now presents itself as a DFU device, with 0 extra endpoints additional to the mandatory control endpoint 0. Vendor id (VID) and product id (PID) in this mode are 0x0419/0x0145. This is exactly the same VID/PID as the Meizu !M6SL in DFU mode! Experimentation with the meizu_dfu tool shows that the DFU upgrader program can be uploaded successfully to the YP-S3 too, so we can run a rockbox bootloader test program in RAM. --- ---++ NAND analysis It is possible to upload a "BluesUtilNand" DFU image to the player, this DFU image allows access to the NAND memory over USB. Interesting parts of the NAND flash data are: | *address* | *size* | *item* | *comment* | | 00000000 | 4 bytes | 00000000 | some initial marker? | | 0007F000 | 4 bytes | "220W" | this could be the Whimory FTL signature, the bootloader refers to "Whimory 2.2.0" | | 00082000 | 00008000 | DFU image | Looks like a DFU image, it has the "CUFD" signature at 0x00082020, strings refer to "NOR SST 2M" | | 00102000 | 00008000 | DFU image | Same as above | | 00180000 | 00008000 | DFU image | Same as above | | 00188000 | 0018C000 | Bootloader DFU | Contains code to read/write/format the FTL, contains the graphics for the glowing S3 logo | | 04F80000 | - | some table | Looks like some tables, could be FAT or FTL tables | | 05880000 | - | FS data | file data (mp3 data) | The utility also allows uploading of "spare" NAND. The spare NAND blocks are much smaller than the main NAND. A possible use is meta-data for the FTL (e.g. markers, error correction data, erase/usage counters) --- ---++ Relevant links * [[http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=118][YP-S3/S5 forum]] on anythingbutipod
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