I changed the address type in the downloadable hex file from byte address to word address. Now over 256 byte codes work too. I also added padding of record lines, so all lines are now 32 words. And since I hope this works now enough for us, I reorganized the code a bit and increased the version number to 0.2.
Month: August 2006
Tiny Downloader 0.1.1 released
I had to fix the 256 byte limitation for HEX files since I tried an example code that was more than that. I also fixed the 16F88 only limitation. Now the downloader accepts any Pic ID unless explicitly asked to verify the ID.
Added project Tiny Downloader
Lately I’ve been interested in PICs. We bought a 16F628 only to realize that it requires too much work to always flash the program to the chip with a separate programmer. So, we bought some 16F88s, because they support bootloaders. Linux support seems to be a bit inadequate and there’s no Linux application to download a software to the bootloader of our choice, so I started to make my own downloader. Currently it works but only with a very limited number of different HEX files.