I have an old AntMiner S1 sitting in my closest, which uses the AntMiner BM1380 mining chip.
I have the data sheet for the chip, found here.
there is also this repo, https://github.com/AntMiner/AntGen1, which includes reference designs of the miner, as well as firmware.
However, it is just the firmware images, not the firmware itself.
If I were to want to use a single chip(totally pointless, but I mean in some other configuration then the S1 blades) to make a small miner, how would I go about sending instructions and data to it?
Does anyone have any reference firmware source, or point me towards a document that makes sense of the required inputs?
I see on the data sheet oscillator input, oscillator output, etc. but am not sure what the required input is.
I am adding to the question: does anyone have an example on how to test the chip to see if it is good ? Connecting an Arduino or something like that ?