Redmond, Wash.Eliminating the need for manual device programming, Data I/O Corp. is introducing a self-contained and automated device programmer that fits on a desktop. The company's patents-pending FLX500 programming system is billed as a plug-and-program instrument.
If you’re involved with producing medium-volume to high-volume products you probably heretofore relied on manually operated gang-programming boxes, and put up with device damage due to handling, and human error. Gang programmers cause bent leads, and sometimes result in blank or incorrectly programmed devices.
Enter Data I/O's FLX500. It promises to reduce errors and slash waste inherent in manual programming. What’s more, the FLX500 is modularly expandable, and it supports virtually all device packages. It’s small, too.
The FLX500 plug-and-program system also gives you a touchscreen user interface that's language-independent. That can ease or even eliminate operator training and mistakes.
An FLX500 requires no special installation, either. It can be plugged into a standard wall outlet.
A self-contained air supply also sidesteps the need for an external air system. The programmer picks devices from tray media, places them in sockets for programming, and returns programmed devices to output trays.
For programming centers, job sizes can often be less than 1,000 parts, so changeover can be a critical factor. The FLX500, with its modular design, gives you the lowest possible changeover times.
The FLX500 also uses Data I/O's patented FlashCORE programming. In the FlashCORE system, all memory devices are programmed with parallel data paths and in gang mode, greatly increasing the efficiency and lowering total cost of manufacturing products which use large amounts of NAND and NOR flash.
The FLX500 supports high-speed programming for all flash and serial memory devices, including NAND flash and programmable microcontrollers. Moreover, the FLX500 supports BGA, microBGA, CSP, PLCC, TSOP, and QFP packages, as well as others. Throughput is more than 500 devices/hour.
A device serialization option also permits dynamic programming of data elements, such as product IDs or MAC (media access control) addresses, into devices.
The FLX500 is priced from about $72,000 to $95,000, depending on configuration.
For more details contact Dave Rohona, Marketing Segment Manager for Automated Programming at Data I/O Corp., 10525 Willows Road NE, PO Box 97046, Redmond, Wash. 98073-9746. Phone: 425-867-6310 or 425-881-6444. Fax: 425-882-1043. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Data I/O, 425-867-6310, www.dataio.com