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NAME

       srec_mem - Lattice Memory Initialization format

DESCRIPTION

       A  Lattice Memory Initialization format (.mem), by Lattice Semiconductor, file is an ASCII
       text file that consists of a header followed by lines of memory data.

   Syntax
       The data must be in one of the following formats:  Bin  (binary),  Hex  (hexadecimal),  or
       Address‐Hex (described below).

       For hexadecimal values, both upper and lower case can be used.  If the data has fewer bits
       than the specified data width, the most significant bits are filled with 0.   Any  address
       not specified will be filled with 0.

       Comments  can  be  added  at  any  point  after the header (defined below) by starting the
       comment with a pound sign (#) or two slashes (//).  The comment then  includes  everything
       to  the end of the line.  Comments may be added to any of the data, but never add comments
       to the header.

   Header
       A .mem file starts with a header, which declares the file format, memory size, and address
       and data display radix for Memory Generator.  The syntax of the header is:
              #Format=Bin | Hex | AddrHex
              #Depth=1 to 65536
              #Width=1 to 256
              #AddrRadix=index‐number
              #DataRadix=index‐number
              #Data
       The  index‐number  can  be one of the following numbers.  AddrRadix and DataRadix can have
       different values.
              Binary: 0
              Octal: 1
              Decimal: 2
              Hexadecimal: 3

       For example, the following header says the .mem file is using the binary format for a 32x8
       memory.   When displayed in Memory Generator, the address will be shown in hexadecimal and
       the data will be shown in binary.
              #Format=Bin
              #Depth=32
              #Width=8
              #AddrRadix=3
              #DataRadix=0
              #Data

   Bin and Hex Formats
       The data is represented in binary or hexadecimal format.  Each line of data specifies  the
       contents for one memory location, starting with address 0.  That is, the first line is for
       address 0, the second line is for address 1, and so  on.   For  each  line,  the  data  is
       interpreted as least significant bit on the right.

       For  example,  in  the  Bin  format,  the  following  lines  will  initialize address 0 to
       “00011011”, address 1 to “11111010” (assuming it is a 32x8 memory).
              # for a 32x8 memory
              11011
              11111010

       In the Hex format, the following lines will initialize address 0 to “003B”, address  1  to
       “FB0A” (assuming it is a 32x16 memory).
              # for a 32x16 memory
              3B
              FB0A

   AddrHex
       The  data is represented in hexadecimal format.  Each line consists of an address followed
       by a colon and then any number of data words, separated by spaces:
              address: data data> data...
       The data will be applied starting at <address> and filling in sequentially from there.

       For example:
              A0:03 F3 3E 4F
              B2:3B 9F
       will initialize A0 with 03, A1 with F3, A2 with 3E, A3 with 4F, B2 with 3B,  and  B3  with
       9F.  The other addresses will be initialized to 0.  So A4 through B1 will be set to 0.

   See Also
       http://help.latticesemi.com/docs/webhelp/eng/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm#href=Design%20Entry/memory_initialization_file.htm#1371843&single=true

   Size Multiplier
       The  size  multiplier  depends  on  the  width selected.  As files grow larger, their size
       multipliers will approach those in the table, from above.

       Width   Linux   Windows
         8     2.96     3.0
        16     2.47     2.5
        32     2.25     2.28
        64     2.13     2.15

   Byte Order
       This format is implicitly big‐endian.  Use a  -byte‐swap  filter  if  you  need  something
       different.

COPYRIGHT

       srec_mem version 1.64
       Copyright  (C)  1998,  1999,  2000,  2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,
       2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Peter Miller

       The srec_mem program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY;  for  details  use  the  'srec_mem
       -VERSion  License'  command.  This is free software and you are welcome to redistribute it
       under certain conditions; for details use the 'srec_mem -VERSion License' command.

MAINTAINER

       Scott Finneran   E‐Mail:   scottfinneran@yahoo.com.au
       Peter Miller     E‐Mail:   pmiller@opensource.org.au