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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]

       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

       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


       -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 command-line.

              The firmware to load is an Octasic echo canceller firmware image

              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

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

              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 option.


       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

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public  License
       can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

                                  30 May 2011             ASTRIBANK_HEXLOAD(8)