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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by JA, Oct 12, 2009.

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  1. JA

    JA Guest

    Hi guys!
    Please i need support!
    I have an hex file and i need to split it in low bytes and high bytes.
    My eprom programmer just don't handle this function.I have to burn one low
    bytes eprom and one high bytes eprom.
    Can anyone help me splitting the file in high-low (i can send by email the
    hex) or helping me finding a tool to do this?
    Best Regards

  2. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    You mean its 16 bit data you're trying to partition ?
  3. JA

    JA Guest

    Yes you got it!! exaclty this!
  4. JA

    JA Guest

    I have sended in your email the file!Thank you for the help!Let me know if
    you receive it!
  5. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    Ok, well, I don't know of any util that I have that
    currently exist that can do that how ever, I am a programmer
    and that seems to be a very simple task me

    I assume these files have the address at the left column
    and like 8 or 16 bytes of data per line ?

    If this is the case, splitting the file would also mean
    updating the addresses at the left..

    Now, if all you have is just a pure HEX file, that is an
    easy one to do..

    Do you have a file that I can look at ?
  6. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    Ok, I'll take a look at it.
  7. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    I was going to suggest something like that, I did get the files he wants
    me to convert. After taking a look at the Intel HEX format. I can do it
    how ever, I suggested that maybe he'd try an existing tool first before
    I whip up this GUI based app. :)

    I've never had to split up HEX files before, other wise, i would have
    already had a tool created :)
  8. Doesn't the programmer's manufacturer provide a utility to do this? You'd
    think it would.
  9. JA

    JA Guest

    Some manufacturer will include this function! Dataman will do this, my
    programming tool , doesn't let me do this!
  10. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    Have you successfully converted the files or do you still need help?
  11. Rich Webb

    Rich Webb Guest

    It's not that hard to write, especially for a one-off use when you may
    choose to dispense with the error checking that would otherwise expand
    it in size by several times.

    Regardless, you're not the first to need something like this. A nice set
    of tools is available at and there are
    surely others out there with a bit of 'net searching.
  12. Franc Zabkar

    Franc Zabkar Guest

    My Sunshine Expro-60 has a bunch of utilities that can do this.

    - Franc Zabkar
  13. bz

    bz Guest

    you can do it with excel
    there are bin hex and octal conversion functions such as bin2hex and hex2bin
    there are parsing functions such as substr and mid
    there is a concantination operator "&" that will allow you to paste the bytes
    back together after swapping them.

    Should be an easy program to write just using excel functions, but, if
    necessary, you can dip into visual basic which is the macro language used by
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