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31295Re: [midatlanticretro] Ok historians. When was the intel hex format introduced...

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  • Dave McGuire
    Jun 16, 2013
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      On 06/16/2013 10:29 AM, Kelly D. Leavitt wrote:
      >>>> Can't seem to find it using google.
      >>>> Anyone have an idea? What year for the first 8 bit format?
      >>> This seems to imply 1988
      >>> http://www.interlog.com/~speff/usefulinfo/Hexfrmt.pdf
      >>> It is revision A.
      >> This cannot possibly be correct; I was using it years before 1988.
      >> "The Programmer's CP/M Handbook" by Andy Johnson-Laird is copyright
      > 1983,
      >> and it describes the format.
      > I feel the same way, but this seems to be when Intel officially
      > documented
      > it as the Intel Hex format. Need to find older documentation in one of
      > their
      > data books.

      I'm guessing the documentation for the Intel MDS might be a good place to
      find a much earlier reference.


      Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      New Kensington, PA
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