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To prepare bootable USB image on Windows*  based machine
Download and extract from
Insert thumb drive into USB socket (ensure you don't have any other USB mass storage devices connected).
Open up a DOS or Command Window and run ImUpdate.exe


  • select Target - desired disk (by letter/size).
  • select Source image - 128MBDOS.img.
Press Start Restore to proceed.
Wait until completion - "Finished" will appear under Messages.
Take out thumb drive and insert it again. It should now be assigned a drive letter.
Copy SFlash16.exe to the root directory on the thumb drive.
Download and extract the latest BIOS: When this article was published the August 31st 2009 file could be found at
Copy the xxxxxxxx.ROM  file to the root directory on the thumb drive.
To Update BIOS
Insert thumb drive and power on the box. Press F2 during boot to enter CMOS Setup Utility
  • Set 1st boot priority to USB KEY
  • Save and exit
PC will  boot to DOS from the thumb drive.
  • Type SFlash16.exe <ROM file name> /Force
Wait until completion - a message "Flash memory has been successfully programmed" will appear.
Power off the system and power it back on.
This article is based on information from ""
Secret Decoder
Interfacing I2C Devices to the SM Bus:White Paper
Intel Embedded Graphics Driver: Product Brief 
GMA500 White Paper
Bios Update Procedure on
Utilities used in BYO-246 Class
Atom Z5xx Content Page at Embedded Design Center
ACPI White Paper (Private access needed at
Z5xx Datasheet
•Public Domain Silverlight Demo Code (*an external site not maintained by Intel)
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Welcome to the Intel® Embedded Design Center (Intel® EDC) team blog! There are exciting things happening in the Intel® EDC – your one stop shop to designing with embedded Intel® Architecture.  Thousands of users have registered to take advantage of the many resources provided within the Intel EDC like reference designs, platform related collateral including confidential documentation, training, online support and step-by-step guidance.  We value your input so the Intel  EDC team has made it easy to reach us with site feedback tool links located throughout the site.  We respond to each piece of feedback we get. In fact, your feedback has helped us enhance the user experience, improve navigation, and provide content relevant to embedded developers. Keep your comments and suggestions coming!

Here are a few of the actions we have taken to enhance the Intel EDC in the last 6 months:

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Posted by EventTeam Sep 15, 2009

In addition to all the fantastic information you can download from exhibitor booths within today's Embedded eVent virtual trade show, we wanted to make sure to provide access to a handful of Intel white papers that touch on the embedded technology industry in general but also specifically deal with topics covered during today's event.


Thanks again for attending. Any feedback on the seminars? Add your comments below and let us know what you liked, and especially what you didn't. We'll try and get your suggestions into the seminar for the next few dates.


We're still working through the logistics of getting your eval boards, but in the meantime we can get the first step started. When you first register for the EDC you are granted public membership, but to get approved for any of the locked items on the website (aka Intel Confidential Info) you need to upgrade to Private Member Status. Its a real easy process and we will take care of all the back end business for you. All you need to do is click the private access button as you register. You will get Public Access automatically, while the Private Status approval process is being worked.  UPDATE Nov 20th Link is live, goto


Once you get your Private Member status, come back here and we will have a secure place to gather your mailing address and other info.


In the meantime if you have any questions you can post a reply below (I get automatically notified) or you can send me an email at Or follow me and message me on twitter. I'm @intel_stewart.  UPDATE Nov 20th Link is live, goto

During next week's Intel Embedded eVent virtual trade show we'll once again have operators standing by…virtually, of course.


We will be around to answer your questions and otherwise interact with you throughout the day. We'll be publishing the occasional blog post to support the sessions being broadcast and you're free to leave your questions and feedback in the comments on those posts.


We're also on Twitter and will be taking questions and comments there, either through replies or direct messages sent to our @IntelEmbedded account. Make sure you're following us there not only for interaction during the Embedded eVent but also before and beyond that as we participate in the discussion of embedded technology and the issues surrounding that industry there.


More than anything, remember to register for the Embedded eVent, happening next Tuesday, September 15th. Click here to see what the day's schedule looks like and find out more.

Back for Seconds

Posted by EventTeam Sep 3, 2009

Ever been checking out from your hotel after a conference has concluded and found yourself looking over the event's program, looking longingly at the sessions you wished you'd had the time or opportunity to attend? Or have you been unable to attend a trade show but still poured over the agenda, wishing your schedule had worked out differently?


One of the beautiful things of a virtual trade show is that it can be re-run so that those who couldn't attend the first time get another bite at the apple. And that's exactly what we'll be doing on September 15th.


From 7AM to 4PM Eastern Intel offer another opportunity to interact with industry experts in and around the Intel Embedded eVent virtual trade show that debuted earlier this year and which has remained available since then.


While the sessions will be the same as the first event, there's plenty of new material for everyone to get value out of, whether they missed it the first time or would like to revisit what they learned before. Many customers will have new information and content at their booths and Intel employees will be manning booths and be ready to answer questions for those in attendance.


Plus there's always the fantastic networking opportunities that are available in the halls and other areas within the Embedded eVent. Meet industry colleagues, share information with each other and more - all from the comfort of your own desk and without the need to make sure you don't have any garlic bagel stuck in your teeth.


Click here to make sure you're registered for the September 15th eVent and join us for what's sure to be a value-filled day.

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