BeeHive8S: Stand-Alone multiprogramming system

NewsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 1/2008

BeeHive8S by Elnec is extremely fast universal 8x 48-pindrive Stand-Alone concurrent multiprogramming system designed for high volume production programming with minimal operator effort. The chips are programmed at near theoretical maximum programming speed. Programmer consists of 8 independent isolated universal programming modules, based on popular single site BeeProg+ programmer hardware. Therefore the sockets can run asynchronously (concurrent programming mode). Each programming module starts programming at the moment the chip is detected to be inserted in the socket properly - independently on the status of other programming modules. In result, seven programming modules work while operator is replacing the programmed chip at the eighth.

The Graphics control unit with touch screen provides basic information about programming flow and allow basic level of controlling of the BeeHive8S programmer. Modular construction of hardware allows continuing operation when a part of the circuit becomes inoperable. It also makes service quick and easy. Hands-free operation is asynchronous and concurrent operation which allows to program chip immediately upon insertion of a chip. The operator merely removes the finished chip and inserts a new chip. Operator training is therefore minimized.

BeeHive8S supports all kinds of types and silicon technologies of today and tomorrow programmable devices without family-specific module. The programmer features an extensive library of over 34,000 devices. The BeeHive8S’s device library is constantly being updated. User can be sure that next devices support require the software update and (if necessary) simple package convertor (programming adapter), therefore the ownership costs are minimized.

Important feature of BeeHive8S is its programming speed. It is very fast programming due to high-speed FPGA driven hardware and execution of time-critical routines inside of the programmer. As a result - programmer waits for an operator, but not operator for a programmer. BeeHive8S provides very competitive price coupled with excellent hardware design for reliable programming. Probably best “value for money” programmer in this class.

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