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Simultaneous Part Programming: The Key to Fast Throughput and High Productivity


MultiWriter Simultaneously Programs Up to 384 Parts at Once

As CPLD memory sizes increase, fast programming times are critically important.  MultiWriter delivers impressive throughput improvements over convention ICT-based part programming approaches via three key innovations:
  1. Serial-bus programming at near-data book speeds facilitated by MultiWriter’s unique in-fixture hardware that eliminates expensive channel cards and minimizes wire length for excellent signal fidelity.
  2. Simultaneous programming of up to 384 identical chips at a time (crucial for multi-board panel assemblies).
  3. Simultaneous programming of up to 16 different device types of up to 24 chips each. That means up to 384 (16 x 24) devices may be programmed at once.

MultiWriter Part Programming Logo

 
 
The example multi-board panel assembly illustrated at right demonstrates how MultiWriter with simultaneous part programming multiplies throughput compared to conventional one part at a time programming. 

A panel consisting of four identical boards, each with three different programmable parts (labeled A, B, C) requires 12 separate programming and verification operations using a conventional in-line part programmer.

Simultaneous programming requires only a single program/verification step that covers all twelve parts.

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4-up Board
Multi-board panel:
4 boards, each with 3 different ISP chips


   
  One at a time
Conventional Part Programming:
Requires 24 individual programming/verification steps conducted in sequence.

 

 

Each red box represents an individual programming/verification operation. 

Simultaneous Programming
MultiWriter Simultaneous Programming:
Requires just one programming/verification step since all chips are programmed and verified in a single programming sequence.

   
 

MultiWriter Simultaneous Part Programming Multiplies Productivity

  • High programming data speeds combined with simultaneous programming speeds throughput and increases productivity
  • Program up to 384 chips of up to 16 different types simultaneously at near data-book speeds
  • The ideal in-line programming solution for serial Flash, EEPROMs, embedded microcontrollers, and CPLDs/FPGAs
  • High signal integrity via short wire lengths is well-suited to today’s higher programming speed
  • Unified hardware architecture eliminates problems created by multi-vendor dongle-type solutions
  • At a substantially lower cost that in-line programming alternatives such as standalone device programmers and traditional in-circuit tester.
  • Data Encryption Protection option insures your IP (Intellectual Property) is not at risk anywhere in the world.
  • Unique data (e.g. serial number, date code, MAC address, calibration data, etc) can be written to individual chips, as they are being gang-programmed.

MultiWriter's simultaneous programming ability is available in the MultiWriter subsystem on the Analyst ems Low Cost In-circuit tester and on the standalone MultiWriter pps On-board Gang Programming System.

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MultiWriter Technology is protected under U.S. Patent No. 7,802,021.

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