Universal Device Programmer - targets thousands of ICs - Embedded.com

Universal Device Programmer – targets thousands of ICs


Atomic Programming has launched a universal device programmer compatible with thousands of devices from 8-pin SOIC to 68-pin PLCC via 64 independent pin drivers. Larger pin count devices are supported via in circuit programming methods. At launch, the programmer supports all standard EPROM, EEPROM and Flash memory device families, plus 8051-core, PIC and USB microcontrollers, as well as standard PLD parts.

Extensive additions will be made to the range of manufacturers and devices in the next few months. The AP-1164 has a USB interface for PC operation and can run in standalone mode using the SmartMedia&#174 memory card interface. Atomic Programming's AP LiveUpdate&#153 service allows users to ensure that they are fully up to date with devices and operating software simply by registering the programmer after purchase. Regular updates can be retrieved with the click of a button, with new drivers and updates integrated into the software without a fresh install.

Programming is achieved through a fully flexible graphical user interface (GUI). Using the supplied skin assembler, the GUI can be user customised for development and production environments, or a corporate profile, and has a fully customisable menu text and messaging facility. The software has universal language support, including Asian characters, and runs on Windows 9x, ME, 2000, NT and XP, with Linux O/S support through software scripts.

In addition, multi-script control allows the user to control the programmer remotely from a host application, and the Project Manager makes the unit ideal for production environments. The programmer is C and UL- approved and operates from a universal power supply. Dimensions are 330 x 145 x 50 mm. Weight is 0.9Kg.

Atomic Programming , Sheffield, S10 1LU, UK.

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