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SD Command Timeout

Question asked by Jacobs.Carl.001 on Jul 27, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 22, 2012 by mueller.moritz
Just curious if any one else has issues with, or has a workaround for an issue I've been experiencing with the SDIO controller on STM32F20x devices.

I'm developing a data logging that writes data to SD card at the rate of about 2K bytes per second. I've got DMA transfer and also multi-block transfers working fine and have verified bulk transfer speeds around 6M bytes per second. 

The problem is that every once in a while (several thousand block writes) I get a command timeout. I've read a fair bit on the web about people having similar issues (typically with SD_CMD_SET_BLOCKLEN). However, if I get rid of "spurious" block length setting then the same error just moves to sequentially the next command along (typically SD_CMD_WRITE_SINGLE_BLOCK).

I guess my question is twofold:
1) Is there a known cause? Something that I could maybe detect beforehand.

2) Is there a "best sequence" to recover from this state back to normal operations?