I am using P89LPC954 micro-controller from NXP.
In the user manual it was mentioned that microcontroller comes with inbuilt firmware from the factory which is required for entering into ISP mode.
But when i tried to load hex file using chip prog programmer it's not able to load the file into microcontroller(in ISP mode).
My friend suggested that these microcontrollers must be programmed for the first time using parallel programmer and then on wards we will be able to program using ISP mode(chip prog). It worked well.
As manufacturer claims it has inbuilt firmware to use ISP directly why do i need to use the parallel programmer for the first time
Could someone find anything which i'm missing to get the MCU into ISP mode.
Note: HEX file programmed through parallel programmer contains both application code as well as firmware code included as a assembly file.