It might be a simple file, or something complex that is more than just your program. One main difference is the memory addressing in the firwmare binary, usually addresses are physical RAM address, since you do not have memory mapping feature on most of micro-controllers.
There are many homebrew projects for various devices, which often unlock general-purpose computing functionality in previously limited devices (e.g., running Doom on iPods). Firmware that is embedded in flash memory chips can be updated more easily than firmware written to ROM or EPROM. As flash memory plays a bigger role in the enterprise, admins must learn about the types of flash and their use cases.
” is called and completely crashes the printer – and then it prints out a message saying “ok.” Not ok if you ask us. Then we hit the “+” button and configure the details in the dialog. We specify that the start address is the first byte after the previous “ram” section’s end address. After we are done, we can shrink this back down if we remember. ”, and when you start looking at the feature set of the CC430F6137 microcontroller [Travis] chose, things start to make sense. The chip has a built-in RF subsystem, intended no doubt to enable wireless sensor designs. The GoodWatch20 puts the transceiver to work in the 430-MHz band, implementing a simple low-power (QRP) beacon.
A V1 and V2 hex can be combined to produce a Universal Hex. If you can only support a V2 board, the standalone error can be combined with a V2 hex to produce a hex that will fail with an error on a V1 board, rather than failing silently. At this point you should have working firmware on the board. If you want to load new firmware you will need to follow steps 2-7 again (you cannot use Mission Planner to load firmware). If you are certain that you will never want to load betaflight on the board then you can install the ArduPilot bootloader. The STM32CubeProgrammer will install the required DFU (direct firmware upload) drivers and can be used to flash the firmware to autopilots in DFU mode. This is available for Windows, Linux, and MacOS systems.
My Client, 3B Fun, ran a Creality Ender 5 PRO (8 bit) for more than a year, non-stop, printed at least 5km of filament, without stopping for any maintenance. Problems occurred when the Ender 5’s hot-end started leaking and dripping plastic all over the print-plate and prints. The only customization was the addition of a Creality BLTouch.