Cypress Hex2Bix generating iic files

2008-12-11
2013-03-12
  • Ken Sallings
    Ken Sallings
    2008-12-11

    Hello all.  I searched and searched for an opensource iic file generator; has anyone found such a tool.  I prefer to not have to use windows in order to create an iic file.

     
    • Please clarify what you expect this program to do. Do you need a burn a bin file into an iic EPROM?

       
    • Ken Sallings
      Ken Sallings
      2008-12-14

      I am using a Cypress FX2 micro.  I want a program that converts an intel hex file into a binary format that can be loaded into an iic EPROM.  The current process is as follows.  Using SDCC I compile the code and an intel hex file is output.  Then I use Cypress' HEX2BIX tool which creates an iic file.  Using objcpy doesn't create the file in the proper format.  Is there any open source tool that replaces the HEX2BIX tool?

       
    • Maarten Brock
      Maarten Brock
      2008-12-15

      Cypress has put the hex2bix source code in the Development Kit. Maybe you can recompile it. As it is a command line tool I doubt it uses many windows specific libraries if any.

      The license seems to indicate you may do so as long as you keep their license with it.

       
    • Ken Sallings
      Ken Sallings
      2008-12-15

      Thanks for the help MaartenBrock; I feel really silly.  I went and reverse engineered the conversion for nothing.  I wish I had posted here sooner, so that I could get back those 4 hours of my life.  :)