Extremely fast Universal Programmer BeeProg2 from Elnec

Electronics NewsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 2/2010

Elnec, manufacturer of Europe’s leading Device Programmers, has recently released a new 48-pin universal programmer which currently supports more than 52,000 devices. Since programming times are faster than ever before, this new product will appeal not only to the community of hardware developers, but also to small and medium sized manufacturers.
The BeeProg2 is an enhanced version of the popular BeeProg+ universal programmer. The company’s target was to optimize this product for fast programming of high density memories which has been achieved through the use of a much more powerful FPGA based core inside the programmer. The BeeProg2 is able to program NAND and NOR Flash memories up to 70% faster than its predecessor.
The programmer is a perfect solution for both developers and manufacturers who program devices in higher quantities. It reliably programs a wide range of programmable chips in the ZIF socket (more than 800 models of socket converters are available) as well as through the ISP connector. Elnec’s programmer software allows up to eight BeeProg2 programmers or its predecessors (BeeProg+/BeeProg) to be connected and operated from one PC making for a very flexible production solution. Furthermore, as a whole it works as a concurrent multiprogramming system. As a result, each programmer can work independently and when necessary, program different types of chip. This solution saves user’s time and also funds needed for staff and hardware.