we are working with TMS320LF2406A / 2407A processors and in the past we have used a TI utility named "f240_hex.exe" to convert .out files into .hex files. Those .hex files were then used for firmware updates via TI's Serial Flash Programming Utilities (SCI bootloader).
After migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 (64-Bit), the f240_hex.exe utility now raises an error message due to Windows compatibility issues. The .hex file is not generated. Starting f240_hex.exe in XP compatibility mode doesn't solve the problem.
Is there a newer version or replacement for the f240_hex utility that also works under Windows 7, 64-Bit? (I tried CodeComposer Studio's dsphex.exe, but couldn't get the same .hex format as before.)
Alternatively: Is there a document that describes the conversion algorithm of the f240_hex utility?
Any other ideas?
Any help would be appreciated,
Not sure if this will prove effective or not, but in Windows 7 you can run a program in compatibility mode for Windows XP by right-clicking on the file, selecting properties, and selecting the compatibility tab on the window which appears. It might help if you can provide a screenshot of the error as well.
thank you very much for your suggestions and sorry for my late reply. I had a couple of days off.
Unfortunately, XP compatibility mode does not solve the problem. My OS language is german, so I'm afraid that a screenshot may not be helpful. But, basically, the error message says that this program is not compatible with my Windows version and that I should try to get an update (32-Bit or 64-Bit, according to my OS) from the software manufacturer.
I think, the next thing I'm going to try is to set up a virtual machine (XP) under Windows 7 and then run the program (f240_hex.exe) in this VM.
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