Multi PCB Panel Assemblies4 fully parallel in-system programming channels demultiplexing for a total of 8 or 16 ISP ch.

Universal
FlashRunner’s fully reconfigurable and flexible hardware is capable of programming a vast amount of Flashed-based microcontrollers and serial memories. Currently supporting more than 4500 devices, FlashRunner’s device list is continuously increasing at a fast pace. Thanks to special partnerships with the most important Silicon Manufacturers, our engineers are constantly updated with first-hand technical information.

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 Quattro is a high-integration in-system gang programmer, based on the FlashRunner patented technology.
FlashRunner Quattro is designed for programming multi-PCB panel assemblies. FlashRunner Quattro is composed of a mainboard which hosts the programming and demultiplexing modules, plus various connectors used to interface to the target system and host/ATE.

Features

  • Extremely fast programming (it is one of the fastest insystem programming system on the market);
  • Standalone operations (projects and code images stored on memory cards);
  • Compact and robust design for production environments.

Hardware Features

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

  • 9 to 18V DC power supply input;
  • Six digital I/O lines;
  • Two digital I/O or analog output lines;
  • Two programmable output voltages;
  • One programmable clock output;
  • Secure Digital memory cards (up to 2 GB);
  • 512 bytes on-board dynamic memory;
  • On-board timekeeper and calendar;
  • Optoisolated inputs for project selection;
  • Two optoisolated command inputs (START and STOP);
  • Three optoisolated status outputs (FAIL, PASS, BUSY);
  • Optoisolated RS-232/Ethernet channel.

Software Features

FlashRunner is set up and controlled via ASCII-based commands. FlashRunner can receive and execute commands in two ways:

  • Over the RS-232 or Ethernet connection (Host mode);
  • Via "scripts" stored in its SD card (Standalone mode).

In the first case, FlashRunner is controlled by a host system (e.g. Windows HyperTerminal); in the latter case, FlashRunner works in standalone mode and is fully autonomous.

  • Fully autonomous standalone mode thanks to its SD memory cards (FAT16);
  • Controllable by any host system through a terminal utility and simple ASCII protocol;
  • Unlimited projects (scripts);
  • Interface Library DLL to control the instrument from within user written applications;
  • Optional Data Protection System to make the contents of the binary file to be programmed to the target device not readable (and not duplicable) by non-authorized people;
  • Log files;
  • Erase, blank check, program, read, verify, oscillator trimming, etc.

Available Models

FlashRunner Quattro is available in three different models, to best suit different gang programming needs.

FR04A04 4 ISP channels system (4 true parallel channels), no ISP channel demultiplexing

The FlashRunner Quattro series is targeted at Manufacturing Mass Programming and can work either in full standalone mode or controlled by a host system. Multiple programming up to 4 devices at a time. Suggested when you have up to 4 devices in the same panel or up to 4 deviced to be programmed in the same board.

FR04A08 8 ISP channels system (4 parallel channels, each demultiplexable to 2 channels, with galvanic isolation)

The FlashRunner Quattro series is targeted at Manufacturing Mass Programming and can work either in full standalone mode or controlled by a host system. Multiple programming up to 8 devices in two programming cycles. Suggested when you have up to 8 devices in the same panel or up to 8 devices to be programmed in the same board. Best solution for In Circuit testers thanks to galvanic isolation.

FR04A16 16 ISP channels system (4 parallel channels, each demultiplexable to 4 channels)

The FlashRunner Quattro series is targeted at Manufacturing Mass Programming and can work either in full standalone mode or controlled by a host system. Multiple programming up to 16 devices in four programming cycles. Suggested when you have up to 16 devices in the same panel or up to 16 deviced to be programmed in the same board.

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