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srec_ti_txt - Texas Instruments ti‐txt (MSP430) file format


The ti‐TXT format is used by the Texas Instruments MSP430 familty programming adapter.

The TI‐TXT hex format supports 16‐bit hexadecimal data. It consists of one or more sections, followed by the end‐of‐file indicator.

Each section consistes of an at (@) sign followed a execution start address (in hexadecimal), and newline, and then data bytes (in hexadecimal). The section address is followed by a newline. There are to be 16 data bytes per line, except for the last line in a section.

The end‐of‐file indicator is the letter q followed by a newline. The end‐of‐file indicator mandatory.

Size Multiplier

In general, binary data will expand in sized by approximately 3.0 times when represented with this format.


Here is an example ti‐txt file taken from the reference below:

31 40 00 03 B2 40 80 5A 20 01 D2 D3 22 00 D2 E3
21 00 3F 40 E8 FD 1F 83 FE 23 F9 3F
00 F0

SEE ALSO, section A.2. Note: the portion which says addresses must be even, and the number of data bytes in a section must be even, is wrong.


srec_ti_txt version 1.65
Copyright (C) 1998... Peter Miller

The srec_ti_txt program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use the 'srec_ti_txt -VERSion License' command. This is free software and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; for details use the 'srec_ti_txt -VERSion License' command.


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