Pademelon board

Specs (with Merlin Falcon SOC)

  • Two 260-pin DDR4 SO-DIMM slots, 1.2V DDR4-1333/1600/1866/2133 SO-DIMMs Supports 4GB, 8GB and 16GB DDR4 unbuffered ECC (Merlin Falcon)SO-DIMMs
  • Can use Prairie Falcon, Brown Falcon, Merlin Falcon, though coreboot code is specific for Merlin Falcon SOC. Some specs will change if not using Merlin Falcon.
  • One half mini PCI-Express slot on back side of mainboard
  • One PCI Express® 3.0 x8 slot
  • Two SATA3 ports with 6Gb/s data transfer rate
  • Two USB 2.0 ports at rear panel
  • Two USB 3.0 ports at rear panel
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet from Realtek RTL8111F Gigabit controller
  • 6-channel High-Definition audio from Realtek ALC662 codec
  • One soldered down SPI flash with dediprog header



Three items are marked in this picture

  1. dediprog header
  2. memory dimms, address 0xA0 and 0xA4
  3. SATA cables connected to motherboard

Back panel

../../../_images/pademelon_io.jpgback panel

  • The lower serial port is UART A (debug serial)

Flashing coreboot

Type Value
Socketed flash no
Model Macronix MX256435E
Size 8 MiB
Flash programming dediprog header
Package SOIC-8
Write protection No


Fan control Using fintek F81803A
CPU Merlin Falcon (see reference)

Description of pictures within this document

pademelon.jpg Motherboard with components identified
pademelon_io.jpg Back panel picture