Patent Number: 7,047,283

Title: Apparatus and method of upgrading program of firmware board

Abstract: A program on a firmware board is upgraded without cutting off power or resort to additional firmware writing hardware by providing the board with a flash memory which stores a file for production and a production-processing program for updating the file. A host computer produces the file for production by converting an execution file prepared in advance into the file for production. A personal computer (PC) receives the file for production downloaded from the host computer and stores the downloaded file for production in the corresponding region of the flash memory. The PC stores the file for production in the corresponding region of the flash memory using the production-processing program.

Inventors: Kim; Jung-Gi (Seoul, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 15/177 (20060101); G06F 9/44 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/16/02018