On display will be the HelixFS, modeled after the Helix tabletop handling system. Rated at a delivery of 800 devices per hour, the HelixFS gives customers the option to utilize Flashstream sites or purchase and use BPM's current universal site technology that supports over 26,000 device part numbers. The HelixFS has the ability to switch between the dedicated flash site and universal sites to adapt to production needs.
Designed for high-density flash, BPM will showcase its 2800F Flashstream Flash Vector Programming system, which programs EPROMs, NAND and NOR Flash up to 32 Gigabits and has upgradeable RAM for future densities. It comes standard with 4191 Mb (32.7 Gigabits) memory per site that is upgradeable to handle future densities and communicates with USB 2.0 between the host PC and programmer. The programmer also includes bad block replacement scheme for NAND and low voltage support. A four-socket manual system, Flashstream is BPM's first dedicated hardware design for flash memories, which results in a radical improvement in speed when compared to competitive flash programmers.
The Flashstream technology offers the fastest flash programming of NAND and NOR flash memory at speeds as low as 8.23MB/s. This industry leading speed is due to the creation of a proprietary co-processor technology developed by BPM called Vector Engine. This technology uses a proprietary co-processor design to hardware accelerate flash memory waveforms during the programming cycle. Faster speeds are achieved through synchronous operations that eliminate the dead times when the DUT waits on the programmer. The result is programming near the theoretical limits of the silicon design � the faster the device, the faster the device is programmed.
As an additional benefit, multiple Flashstream units can be connected to one computer to run the same programming job in concurrent programming� mode. Single units can be mechanically connected. Also, a LED display identifies the programmer number that corresponds to software instructions.
Flashstream significantly helps the production of embedded designs in electronic products by reducing ramp to volume production fears for products that integrate high-density flash memory such as wireless devices, navigation electronics and personal music systems. It also enables new applications, especially for very large patterns. Additionally, these systems can leave the factory with preloaded data or content instead of blank memory.
Also on display will be the Enhanced 7th Generation device programmers. Featuring USB 2.0 communications interface and support for devices with densities up to 4 Gigabits, the Enhanced 7th Generation was developed to meet the new technological requirements of the programming industry. The Enhanced 7th Generation programmer models 1710, 2710, 2710M, 4710, 4710-M, 3710MK2 and 3710MK2-M have replaced the existing 7th Generation product line.
Earlier BPM Micro programmer models use a parallel port to communicate from the host PC to the programmer. With a high-speed USB 2.0 standard bus, communication speeds are increased and greater reliability is provided. On-board memory was increased to address with the industry trend of higher density semiconductor devices.
About BPM Microsystems
Established in 1985, BPM Microsystems is a global supplier of electronic device programmers for all applications. The company is the leading supplier of vision-based automated programming systems and sets the standard in device support, performance, ease-of-use, and cost-of-ownership. The company offers a wide variety of device programmers including Universal Programmers, Concurrent Programming Systems� and Fine-Pitch Automated Programming Systems.
BPM Microsystems' financial statements are audited by Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP. BPM Microsystems is located at 5373 West Sam Houston Pkwy N, Suite 250, Houston, Texas USA 77041-5160. BPM Microsystems can be found on the Internet at http://www.bpmmicro.com.