Intel-hex - A library to handle Intel HEX format.
Intel-hex is a library for Common Lisp to handle Intel HEX format, which is a file format that conveys binary information in ASCII text form.
This example shows an Intel HEX file that has four data records followed by an end-of-file record.
:10010000214601360121470136007EFE09D2190140 :100110002146017E17C20001FF5F16002148011928 :10012000194E79234623965778239EDA3F01B2CAA7 :100130003F0156702B5E712B722B732146013421C7 :00000001FF
To read the file, just call READ-HEX-FROM-FILE function as following and get a byte array.
(intel-hex:read-hex-from-file 512 "/path/to/hex-file.hex") => #(0 0 0 ... #x21 #x46 #x01 ...)
To write such a file, just call WRITE-HEX-TO-FILE function as following:
(intel-hex:write-hex-to-file #(0 0 0 ... #x21 #x46 #x01 ...) "/path/to/hex-file.hex") => NIL
or, if you want your file to start at some address,
(intel-hex:write-hex-to-file '(#x100 #(#x21 #x46 #x01 ...)) "/path/to/hex-file.hex") => NIL
You can install via Quicklisp.
READ-HEX size stream => byte-array
Reads Intel HEX format from STREAM and returns an array of bytes whose only dimension is SIZE. STREAM should be a character input stream.
READ-HEX-FROM-FILE size filename => byte-array
Reads Intel HEX format from a file named FILENAME and returns an array of bytes whose only dimension is SIZE.
READ-HEX-FROM-STRING size string => byte-array
Reads Intel HEX format from STRING and returns an array of bytes whose only dimension is SIZE.
WRITE-HEX offset-and-data &key (stream *standard-output*) (chunk-size *default-chunk-size*) vector-size => NIL
Write Intel HEX format to STREAM.
OFFSET-AND-DATA is a list of alternating initial addresses and vectors to be put at the address; as special case, a single vector (assumed to start at address 0) can be also used.
(0 #(... code ...) #x2007 #(... config ...) #x2100 #(... rom ...))
May contain additional parameters; currently: - :chunk-size is supported to change size of individual lines (default is
*default-chunk-size*, that is initially 16 - :vector-size can be used to store more than one octet data (e.g., Microchip tools use 16bit for their midrange processors, so you would use 2 here).
WRITE-HEX-TO-FILE offset-and-data file &key (chunk-size *default-chunk-size*) vector-size (:if-exists :error) => NIL
Write Intel HEX format to a file named FILENAME.
Parameters are analogous to WRITE-HEX; in addition, IF-EXISTS is passed to OPEN call.
WRITE-HEX-TO-STRING offset-and-data &key (chunk-size *default-chunk-size*) vector-size => string
Write Intel HEX format to string. Parameters are analogous to WRITE-HEX.
There are six record types defined in Intel HEX format and their implementation status in the library is as following.
|Hex code||Record type||Status|
|'01'||End Of File Record||done.|
|'02'||Extended Segment Address Record||not implemented.|
|'03'||Start Segment Address Record||not implemented.|
|'04'||Extended Linear Address Record||reading only.|
|'05'||Start Linear Address Record||not implemented.|
- Masayuki Takagi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Tomas Zellerin (email@example.com) - writing hex files
Copyright (c) 2015 Masayuki Takagi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Licensed under the MIT License.
- Masayuki Takagi