Programming engine designed to work inside fixture with experiment board
FR01EXP01

Built for Speed
FlashRunner has been built for speed. Both the hardware and firmware have been engineered to work together in such an efficient way as to eliminate communication bottlenecks. On top of this, fast Programming Algorithms have been developed that reach the memory technology speed limit of the target device. This makes FlashRunner one of the fastest universal In-System Programmers on the market, enabling you to significantly cut production costs.

Flexible
FlashRunner works either in standalone mode or driven by a host system, through Ethernet or RS-232 connections. Its simple and versatile interface allows FlashRunner to be easily and seamlessly integrated into Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) systems. FlashRunner is compatible with Agilent, Teradyne, SPEA, Genrad, and other systems and test fixtures.

Reliable
FlashRunner features state-of-the-art electronics to provide you with high integration flexibility in a compact footprint. Every component of the system has been engineered to withstand the harshest production environments. Optoisolation, ESD protection, CRC on data transfers and detailed reports make FlashRunner the perfect choice when certainty of the programming flow is of the utmost importance.

Overview

FlashRunner FR01EXP01 is a member of the FlashRunner series of a high-performance, standalone In-System Programmers specific for Flash-based microcontrollers and serial memories.
FlashRunner FR01EXP01 is targeted at production environments and can work either in full standalone mode or controlled by a host system.

Features

  • Fast programming algorithms developed to reach the memory technology speed limit of the target device.
  • Standalone operations (projects and code images stored on a memory card);
  • Easy ATE integration;
  • Based on FlashRunner FR01ENG engine;
  • Controllable by any host system via RS-232;
  • Supports most ISP protocols (BDM, JTAG, SPI, I2C, MON, ICC, SCI, etc.);
  • Flexible, fully configurable;
  • Compact and robust design for production environments.
  • Data integrity guaranteed (every data transfer to/from the host system or Secure Digital card is CRC tagged).

Hardware Features

  • 9 to 24V power supply input;
  • Five digital I/O lines;
  • Two digital I/O or analog output lines;
  • Two programmable output voltages (0 to 15V, 0.25A and 0 to 5V, 0.5A);
  • One analog input line;
  • One programmable clock output;
  • Secure Digital memory card (up to 2 GB);
  • 512 bytes on-board dynamic memory;
  • On-board timekeeper and calendar;
  • I/O protection;
  • Optoisolated inputs for project selection;
  • Two optoisolated command inputs (START and STOP);
  • Three optoisolated status outputs (FAIL, PASS, BUSY);
  • One optoisolated RS-232 channel;
  • Experiment board.

FlashRunner FR01EXP01 features state-of-the-art electronics to provide you with high integration flexibility in a compact footprint.

FlashRunner’s open architecture makes its firmware easily upgradable to support both new devices and new features.

Software Features

FlashRunner FR01EXP01 is set up and controlled via ASCII-based commands.

  • Fully autonomous standalone mode thanks to its SD memory card (FAT16);
  • Controllable by any host system through a terminal utility and simple ASCII protocol;
  • Up to 32 hardware-selectable projects (scripts), unlimited software-selectable projects;
  • Log files;
  • Erase, blank check, program, read, verify, oscillator trimming, etc.

FlashRunner FR01EXP01 comes with a Windows utility that allows you to communicate with the instrument and perform the most common operations: send commands, manage SD card files, update the instrument’s firmware, etc.

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