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Z8encore flashutil request

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Hoss

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Does anyone happen to have or have created a decent vb flashutility for the encore series? I use a lot of the 48k version and I would like someone other than me to be able to easily program them from the hex or bin file I create from the zds.

Thanks,
 

DirtyLude

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Hmm... Maybe I'll make one. I don't think I'll ever use the flash loader, the programmer is too convenient and nobody else will be reprograming my chips, but I just started playing around with VB and should be a fairly simple starter project.

If this is a commercial app, have you looked at the Ecros Tech Flash Loader? He doesn't mention the loader app, but you might want to ask him about it.

https://home.earthlink.net/~graham1/ecros/FlashLoader/FlashLoader.htm
 

Hoss

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Naw, this would just be for me and the few people that work for me. The flashloader that I have seen still starts up zds and uses dos batch files etc....

I was looking for something more on the lines of the flashutil from zilog

I will attach it here...I found it very handy to reprogram chips, I am just not a programming guru to get something in vb for eyecandy.

Thank you much
 

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DirtyLude

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Is it the flashloader you want, or the boot loader?

The flashloader still requires a programming cable, and is much more difficult. The bootloader just requires an rs-232 connection.
 

Hoss

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Right now I program through the dongle from the dev kit. I have a few "smart cables" as well, they don't seem too smart.

I use the zds to build my project and create a hex output file. I then use that flashutil to send the file to the encore chip. It works pretty slick I would just like to find something like the previously attached flashutil written in Visual Basic.

Thank you much
 
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