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       astribank_hexload - Xorcom Astribank (xpp) firmware loader


       astribank_hexload -D device-path -F [options] hexfile

       astribank_hexload -D device-path -p [options] hexfile1 .. hexfile4

       astribank_hexload -D device-path -O [-A] [-S span-specs] [options] imagefile

       astribank_hexload -D device-path -o [options]

       astribank_hexload -D device-path -E [options] hexfile

       astribank_hexload -h


       astribank_hexload is a second-stage firmware loader for Xorcom Astribanks.

       Note  that  some  very  old models use fpga_load(8) instead.  This legacy tool hasn't been
       used for several releases.  It can be found in version 2.6 and below of dahdi-tools.

       The astribank_hexload(8) program is used to load a file in the Intel  HEX  format  into  a
       Xorcom Astribank.  It can be used to load either an FPGA firmware or a PIC firmware. It is
       normally run by the script xpp_fxloader.


       -D device-path
              Required. The device to read  from/write  to.  This  is  bus_num/device_num,  where
              bus_num  and  device_num  are  the  first  two numbers in the output of lsusb(8) or
              dahdi_hardware(8).  On older versions of this tool you needed a  complete  path  to
              the     device,     which     would    be    /dev/bus/usb/bus_num/device_num,    or

       One of the following is required:

              The firmware to load is a FPGA firmware.

              The firmwares to load is are PIC firmwares. All (typically  4)  should  be  on  the

              The firmware to load is an Octasic echo canceller firmware image file.

              Don't  load firmware. Just print the version number of the currently-loaded Octasic
              echo canceller firmware.

              The firmware to load is a special EEPROM burning one.

       Other options:

              Increase verbosity. May be used multiple times.

       -d mask
              Set debug mask to mask. Default is 0, 0xFF is "everything".

              Displays usage message.

              When loading a Octasic echo canceller firmware,  set  the  channels  of  the  first
              Astribank  module to use aLaw (G.711a). This is what you'd normally use for BRI and
              E1. If not set, the default mu-Law (G.711u), which is what you'd normally  use  for
              FXS, FXO and T1.

       -S span-specs
              This  option  should  only be used when loading Octasic echo canceller firmware and
              only if the first Astribank module is PRI.

              Its goal is to allow specifying different line-mode (E1/T1/J1) in  different  ports
              of  the  PRI  module.  astribank_hexload  use  the  span-specs  argument  to select
              aLaw/uLaw for each of the PRI ports in the module.

              The span-specs is a list of items separated by whitespace or commas.  Each item  is
              composed  of a port selector, colon and a line-mode specifier.  This syntax follows
              the syntax of specifiers in /etc/dahdi/span-types.conf.

                     3:E1 - The 3'rd port is E1.

                     *:T1 - Any unspecified port is T1 (wildcard match).

                     1:T1,2:T1,*:E1 - First and second ports are T1, the rest are E1.

              If the -S is not given, the PRI default is determined by the existance of the -A-fR


       fxload(8), lsusb(8), astribank_tool(8)


       This  manual page was written by Tzafrir Cohen <> .  Permission is
       granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General
       Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

       On  Debian  systems,  the  complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in

                                           30 May 2011                       ASTRIBANK_HEXLOAD(8)