Easy Integration in Programming Lines (ATE, ICT, Test Fixtures)
Include all the programming algorithms for a selected silicon producer

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

  • Fast programming algorithms;
  • Easy ATE integration;
  • Standalone operations (projects and code images stored on a memory card, FAT16 compatible);
  • Controllable by any host system via RS-232;
  • Supports most ISP protocols (BDM, JTAG, SPI, I2C, MON, ICC, SCI, etc.);
  • Flexible and fully configurable;
  • Compact and robust design for production environment;
  • Data integrity guaranteed.

FlashRunner III supports only one Silicon Manufacturer chosen from the device list.

Hardware Features

  • Power supply input 7.5V DC;
  • Five digital I/O lines;
  • Two digital I/O or analog output lines;
  • One programmable output voltage (0 to 5.5V, 0.5A);
  • Oneprogrammable clock output;
  • Secure Digital memory card (up to 2 GB);
  • I/O protection;
  • One command input (START);
  • Three status outputs (FAIL, PASS, BUSY);
  • RS-232 channel.

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

Software Features

FlashRunner 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.
ASCII-based commands used to control and setup.

Two ways to receive and execute commands:

  • Over the RS-232 connection (controlled by a host system (e.g. Windows HyperTerminal);
  • Via “scripts” stored in its SD card (Standalone mode).

SD memory card (FAT16).

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