High-speed ISP gang-programming for mass production

17-08-2021 | Segger | Subs & Systems

SEGGER's Flasher Hub can control up to 24 Flasher Compacts serving as individual channels for parallel, high-speed gang programming. Every channel may be configured to program a separate device with a different firmware image.

All programming interfaces and flash memories supported by the connected Flasher Compacts may also be employed and controlled through the Flasher Hub.

Using the company's ‘almost-anything programmer’ the solution benefits from an expansive list of supported Flash memories and interfaces and ultra-fast programming algorithms.

The hub setup only needs configuration and programming data once per channel utilising the supplied software and documentation package. It can be controlled from a PC using the company's cross-platform J-Flash software, web browser or FTP client, or without a PC — e.g. from ATE — using TELNET, FTP, or HTTP protocol. The amount of available truly parallel channels in combination with its hub with multiple Flasher Compacts is the perfect solution for mass production. Each product can be assigned individual serial numbers and patches such as MAC addresses or licenses for individual features.

The USB connection between Flasher Hub and Flasher Compact allows the shortest possible distance between the programming target and the Flasher. The short distance increases signal quality and contributes to production throughput.

By Natasha Shek