[SOLVED] HEX and BIN created together

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  • [SOLVED] HEX and BIN created together

    Is it possible to have both generated in one building process: HEX and BIN file?


    (I want to avoid to change settings every time I make HEX and compile again to get BIN, since I need both image formats all the time)


    Thanks
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  • Hello,

    Thank you for you inquiry.
    ES currently only lets you pick one output format.
    But you can e.g. create a .hex file and then use post build steps so an external tool can do the conversion to .bin e.g. with our J-Flash tool per CL which is part of the J-Link software package.

    Out of curiosity, why do you need both formats? They contain the same application information with the only difference, that hex assigns a memory address to the file.

    Best regards,
    Nino
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  • Thanks for the answer.
    The currently used tool (makefile with GCC in command line) creates both images, and with SES I don't have this comfort.
    HEX is needed for production flashing, and BIN for wrapping into some FW package with more images.
    Anyhow, I will think about writing post-build script... once I learn how and where to write it.
    Regards
  • Hello,

    You can find the option in project options->User Build Step->Post-Build Command
    This line works like a command line in console.
    So to use J-Flash to convert from hex to bin it would look something like this:

    Source Code

    1. <J-Flash path> -open<hex file path> -saveas<new bin file name>

    More information about J-Flash can be found in the J-Flash user guide UM08003

    Best regards,
    Nino
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