The Firmware Support Manual (FSM) provides the information needed to program and reprogram the firmware devices of a system. It applies to read only memories (ROMs), Programmable ROMs (PROMs), Erasable PROMs (EPROMs), and other firmware devices.
The FSM describes the firmware devices and the equipment, software, and procedures needed to erase firmware devices, load software into the firmware devices, verify the load process, and mark the loaded firmware devices.
This Data Item Description (DID) contains the format and content preparation instructions for the data product generated by specific and discrete task requirements as delineated in the contract. This DID is used when the developer is tasked to identify and record information needed to program and reprogram firmware devices in which software will be installed.