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Tiny Downloader

Tiny Downloader is a command line tool to download PIC code to Tiny Bootloader running on 16Fxxx through a serial cable. Currently the downloader is tested only with 16F88 and there are some limitations for the HEX file that can be downloaded:

  • The code must start at 0x0
  • HEX record lines cannot contain over 64 bytes of data
  • HEX file must be in inhx32 format

NOTE: Use with caution and only if you have a programmer at hand!

Internet is a big place and it seems that I have reinvented the wheel (see tinyul and Python Tiny Pic Bootloader).

To install Tiny Downloader in Debian Etch add these to your sources.list:

deb     http://tuomas.kulve.fi/debian/ etch tinydownloader
deb-src http://tuomas.kulve.fi/debian/ etch tinydownloader

or in Sarge:

deb     http://tuomas.kulve.fi/debian/ sarge tinydownloader
deb-src http://tuomas.kulve.fi/debian/ sarge tinydownloader

Latest source: tinydownloader_0.2.0.tar.gz

Main developers:

Tuomas Kulve <tuomas (a) kulve fi>

27 Aug 2006 Released 0.2.0 with fixes for 256 byte HEX issues and with padding.
19 Aug 2006 Released 0.1.1 with fixes for 256 byte HEX limitation and 16F88 only limitation
12 Aug 2006 First partly working version 0.1.0 released.
03 Mar 2006 Project started.

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