I am developing a product prototype using a TERN development board based on a 586 processor and using Paradigm C compiler. When I compile and build my program it generates a few files specifically *.HEX ,*.ROM , *.MAP , *.LOC. I have information regarding hex and rom files but I could not find satisfactory info on the other two and would be glad if any of you could help me understand me the significance of these files and how to read/interpret them.
Also if any of few could help me about
- Relocating (downloading) HEX files at any desired location in the EEROM of the controller.
- How does the downloading program writes code (.hex file) to Flash(EEROM)
- Where is the program for downloading the code from PC stored internally in the controller?
- Where is the starting up software (bootloader perhaps) of the controller stored internally in the controller?
Please reply ASAP Regards