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can I use a raw binary image to program my MPC862?
Jeff H. Jul 22, 2014 at 10:11 AM (10:11 hours)
Staff: Johnny N.

  • Anyone,

    I'm using a Cyclone Max to program my target hardware. The target is a Freescale MPC862, with Intel 28F256P30B flash connected to CS0. I can program S-record files into flash just fine. Is there a way to tell PROGPPCZ that the programming file is just raw binary? I get an error "unknown file type".


  • Greetings,

    The Cyclone Max only supports Motorola S-record files. You'll have to try to convert that binary file to an srecord with one of our utilities bin2s19.
    Download Link:

    We have no plans to add native support for binary files.


  • thanks, Johnny.  When I convert the binary into an S-record using your bin2s19 tool, it does an Intel little-endian conversion.  Is there a way to tell bin2s19 to do a Motorola big-endian conversion?  I don't see any command line flags to do that.


    • Hi Jeff,

      Unfortunate, I don't think so. There is a 3rd party file format conversion utility that I have used which might have that option.


  • that's more of a science project than I want to take on right now.  I'll just go back to using the s-records.  Thanks for the link, though.  I'll bookmark that page for future reference.

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