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USB boot loader with shared USBExpress library

Posted: 26 Jun 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:firmware  USB  boot loader  API 

The Silicon Laboratories USBXpress boot loader consists of the boot loader firmware that runs on the MCU and the boot loader software that runs on the PC.

The term "boot loader", or code loader, enables convenient updating of device firmware in the field; and usually refers to a piece of firmware that resides in the program code space on the device. It possesses the ability to receive new application firmware through a generic communication channel, eliminating the need for a dedicated programming interface with associated programming circuitry. In other words, a boot loader enables "in-application reprogrammability" via a communication channel.

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