SEGGER announces the availability of Flasher ATE, a brand new modular gang programmer. It uses the same Turbo-Mode and Universal Flash loaders proven in the Flasher PRO and other members of the Flasher family.
Flasher ATE supports up to 10 completely individual parallel programming channels. Each channel has its own programming circuit and memory, allowing it to be used individually and programs at maximum speed on every channel.
In mass production, the in-system programming process usually is tightly coupled with the testing facilities such as Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) or similar devices. Flasher ATE comes with a ready to use UART communication channel, hand shake lines, USB and Ethernet interfaces. Any of these can be used to control its operation. In addition to this, the built-in web and FTP servers allow updates and monitoring from the nearby production control office. Support for programming of unique serial numbers and patch data is also included.
Flasher ATE can program any on or off chip memory. All that is required is a flash loader, which is already available for most popular devices and can be created for all others.
“SEGGER Flashers have long been used for mass production. Listening to our customers, we have now created a Gang Programmer that has the same features and speeds and leaves nothing to be desired. It simply works, and programs any kind of target system in minimum time. Whether it is used to program 10 different targets or 10 similar targets or any setup in between, Flasher ATE is up to the task.” says Dirk Akemann, Technical Marketing Manager at SEGGER.