Convert Bin To Hex File

  • BINARY to Intel HEX Converter Utility. This utility program creates an Intel HEX file from a BINARY file. Options for this utility program are listed below: Syntax: BIN2HEX /option binfile hexfile binfile is the binary input file hexfile is the Intel HEX file to create option may be any of the following /Ln Bytes to read from binary file.
  • Converted binary to intel hex Using the ‘ SRecord ‘ tool it is actually very simple: sreccat.exe srcFile.bin -binary -output dstFile.hex -Intel With the -binary option I load the binary file and with the -Intel option used with the -output I can convert the file.

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Mar 20, 2017 Converting from bin to hex (bin2hex): #!/bin/sh hexdump -v -e '1/1 '%02x' '$1' Example use./bin2hex binaryfile1./hex2bin - binaryfile2 diff -s binaryfile1 binaryfile2 This works with busybox, but hex2bin is unfortunately limited by the maximum length of the argument given to xargs, so this method will only work for small files.

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This tool is used for converting hexadecimal files (either Motorola or Intelformat) into a binary file. It's a command line tool with basic capabilities.

Hex2bin/mot2bin Features

It can handle the extended Intel hex format in segmented and linear addressmodes. Records need not be sorted and there can be gaps between records. Holes/unused bytes can be specified as any other value than FF. A checksum canbe inserted into the binary file.

The source files can be easily compiled for Windows, either by using CodeBlocks + MinGW GCCor Microsoft Visual Studio(or Express). For convenience, the distributed file containsthe 64-bit executables for Windows already.


Hex2bin and mot2bin are released with a BSD license.


Options are case sensitive and options with parameters need a space betweenoption and parameter. I.e. -s 0000 instead of -s0000.

A successful execution exits with the error code = 0, If any error occurs,the program exits immediately with the error code = 1.

All values are in hexadecimal, no 0x needed: ex. not 0x0100 but 0100.

Batch/script mode

Normally, if the specified hex file doesn't exist, hex2bin/mot2bin askrepeatedly for a valid filename. A batch/script mode option is provided forexiting with an error instead of asking for a file.

hex2bin -b xxxx.hex

If the file xxxx.hex doesn't exist, the program exits immediately with theerror code = 1.

Checksum of source file

By default, it ignores checksum errors, so that someone can change by handsome bytes allowing quick and dirty changes.

If you want checksum error reporting, specify the option -c.

hex2bin -c example.hex

If there is a checksum error somewhere, the program will continue theconversion anyway. For convenience,

hex2bin/mot2bin displays the expected checksum at each faulty records.

Extension for output file

By default, the extension will be .bin. Another value can bespecified.

hex2bin -e com example.hex

A file will begenerated.

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Padding byte

By default, unused locations will be filled with FF. Another value can bespecified.

hex2bin -p AA example.hex

Starting Address and Length

If the lowest address isn't 0000, ex: 0100: (the first record begins with:nn010000xxx ) there will be problems when using the binary file to program aEPROM since the first byte supposed to be at 0100 is stored in the binary fileat 0000.

you can specify the binary file's starting address on the command line:

hex2bin -s 0000 start_at_0100.hex

The bytes will be stored in the binary file with a padding from 0000 to thelowest address minus 1 (00FF in this case).

Similarly, the binary file can be padded up to Length -1 with FF or anotherbyte.

Here, the space between the last byte and 07FF will be filled with FF.

hex2bin -l 0800 ends_before_07FF.hex

EPROM, EEPROM and Flash memories contain all FF when erased.

When the source file name is for-example.test.hexthe binary created will have the name for-example.bin

the '.test' part will be dropped.

Hex2bin/mot2bin assume the source file doesn't contain overlapping records,if so, overlaps will be reported.

Minimum Block Size

The output file size will be a multiple of Minimum block size. It will befilled with FF or the specified pattern.

Length must be a power of 2 in hexadecimal [see -l option].

Attention this option is STRONGER than Maximal Length.

hex2bin -m [size] example.hex

Checksum or CRC inserted inside binary file

A checksum value can be inserted in the resulting binary file.

hex2bin -k [0-5] -E [0 1] -r [start] [end] -f [address][value]

-k Select checksum type:

0 = 8-bit checksum

1 = 16-bit checksum (adds 16-bit words into a 16-bit sum, data and result BEor LE)

2 = 8-bit CRC

3 = 16-bit CRC

4 = 32-bit CRC

El capitan app. 5 = 16-bit checksum (adds bytes into a 16-bit sum, result BE or LE)

-E Endianness of result to store

0 = little endian

1 = big endian

-r Range to compute checksum or CRC over (default is min and maxaddresses)

-f Address of checksum or CRC to write

hex2bin -d

-d Displays the list of checksum types and exits

Value inserted directly inside binary file

Convert Bin To Hex File

A value can be inserted directly (forced) in the resulting binary file.

hex2bin -k [0 1 2] -E [0 1] -F [address][value]

-k Select value length type:

0 = 8-bit value

1 = 16-bit value

2 = 32-bit value

-E Endianness

0 = little endian

1 = big endian

-F Address and value checksum to write

Support for byte-swapped hex/S19 files

Some compilers such as Microchip's MPLAB IDE can generate byte swapped hexfiles.

hex2bin-w test-byte-swap.hex

-w Wordwise swap: for each pair of bytes, exchange the low and high part.

Support for word sized hex files (hex2bin only)

Hex with record type, where data is represented in Word (2 Byte)

e.g Texas Instruments: TMS320F2835, TMS320F28065.

hex2bin-a example-ti.hex

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-a Address Alignment Word.

Filter for records within range

Records outside that range are discarded

Hex2bin-t 0110 -T 0256 example.hex

-t Floor address

-T Ceiling address


Hex2bin and mot2bin are in production status. It is working well for manysmall applications.

While I'm now working on other projects, hex2bin and mot2bin are still openfor patches, feature request etc. Submit them here.

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See also IntelHex2bin and Motorola Hex2bin


The source file contains a version compiled for 64-bit windows.

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