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Intel/Motorola Hex format (for EPROM programming)

Early to mid '90s

From the XASM cross assembler manual.


Motorola hex format:

Data Record: 'Stnnaaaadddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd...cc'
Where:
S = 'S', indicates start of data record
t = Record type, '0' = Header, '1'=data, '9'=end of file.
n = Count of number of bytes in record. (in ASCII/HEX)
a = Load address of data record. (in ASCII/HEX)
d = Actual data bytes in record. (in ASCII/HEX)
c = Checksum of count, address, and data. (in ASCII/HEX)

Note1: Checksum is computed as one's complement of eight bit sum of all values fron 'nn' to end of data.

Note2: Count 'nn' is three greater then the number of data bytes in the record.


Intel hex format:

Data Record: ':nnaaaattdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd...cc'
Where:
: = Indicates start of data record
n = Count of number of bytes in record. (in ASCII/HEX)
a = Load address of data record. (in ASCII/HEX)
t = Record type (00=Data, 01=End of file)
d = Actual data bytes in record (in ASCII/HEX)
c = Checksum of count, address, and data. (in ASCII/HEX)

Note1: Checksum is computed as two's complement of eight bit sum of all values fron 'nn' to end of data.

Note2: End of file record contains count of 00.