May 14, 2012 -- GOEPEL electronic GmbH has introduced RAPIDO, a new family of multi-site in-line programmers designed for high-speed in-system programming (ISP) of non-volatile memory devices such as Flash, serial EEPROM, microcontroller units (MCU) and programmable logic devices (PLD).
RAPIDO is based on the SCANFLEX architecture, supporting the latest Embedded System Access (ESA) technologies. With its patented mechanics, the scaleable solution offers flexible handling and high throughput for production applications.
"Almost every other project is a mix of test and device programming, and due to RAPIDO's compatibility with other System Cascon configurations users can directly reuse test and programming routines. As a result, extensive debugging can be avoided and target-specific programmer licenses are not required with RAPIDO," said Thomas Wenzel, GOEPEL electronic's Managing Director for the Boundary Scan Division.
The first member of the RAPIDO product family, RPS900-S16, provides double-sided probing with up to 900 nail probes and gang programming of up to 16 sites. Supporting all ISP technologies based on embedded system access, available applications include FPGA-assisted programming (FAP), core-assisted programming (CAP) through a JTAG or non-JTAG debug interface of a processor, in-application programming (IAP), and programming via boundary scan.
Targets for programming applications are all types of Flash devices, such as NOR, NAND, and eMMC with parallel or serial interface, as well as on-chip memory on micro-controllers and all kinds of PLD and FPGA devices. In the case of Flash accessible through edge connectors or probe points, direct programming through nail probes is possible as well, utilizing RAPIDO's dynamic I/O resources. Core elements of RAPIDO are the proven and mature software and hardware platforms System Cascon and SCANFLEX, respectively. In addition, various options can be added to the system configuration to incorporate board-test applications, to accommodate customer-specific extensions, to program through CAN, LIN or FlexRay interfaces, and for communication with pick-and-place feeders and with Pass/Fail sorters, for example.
Go to the GOEPEL electronic GmbH website for details.