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srec_mos_tech - MOS Technologies file format
The Mos Technologies format allows binary files to be uploaded and
downloaded between between a computer system (such as a PC, Macintosh,
or workstation) and an emulator or evaluation board for
microcontrollers and microprocessors.
Each line consists of 5 fields. These are the length field, address
field, data field, and the checksum. The lines always start with a
semicolon (;) character.
|; | Length | Address | Data | Checksum | |
Length The record length field is a 2 character (1 byte) field that
specifies the number of data bytes in the record.
Address This is a 2-byte address that specifies where the data in the
record is to be loaded into memory.
Data The data field contains the executable code, memory-loadable
data or descriptive information to be transferred.
The checksum is an 2-byte field that represents the least
significant two byte of the the sum of the values represented
by the pairs of characters making up the record’s length,
address, and data fields.
In general, binary data will expand in sized by approximately 2.4 times
when represented with this format.
Here is an example MOS Technologies format file. It contains the data
‘‘Hello, World’’ to be loaded at address 0.
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