New generation flash programmer for production

10th November 2022
Sheryl Miles

Time and costs are decisive factors in the production process of electronic assemblies.

GOEPEL electronic launches FlashFOX, an innovative platform for embedded in-system programming (ISP), which reduces programming times, lowers costs and can be flexibly integrated into ATE systems and infrastructures thanks to new technologies and special features.

FlashFOX is a stand-alone production programmer, so a compact unit that focuses solely on the programming of electronic assemblies. Called ‘Embedded In-System Programming (ISP)’, it programs microcontrollers, Flash components and PLD/FPGA on-board, i.e., in the already installed state. FlashFOX also enables embedded conditioning of the board to ensure stable access and secure programming.

"With FlashFOX we consistently close the current gap in the stand-alone production programmer area in our product portfolio and at the same time set new standards in terms of performance, flexibility and user-friendliness" enthuses Kevin Ernst, Product Manager at GOEPEL electronic. "Supported by the comprehensive compatibility to our existing technologies and solutions, our users can now use an even better embedded eco-system for their product development and production."

The basic design of the FlashFOX consists of a master unit with up to eight channels and external PODs. Equipped with a high-performance processor system, the programmer can program freely definable targets at maximum speed on all channels simultaneously.

All popular serial interfaces and buses (JTAG, SWD, SBW, DAP, SPI, I2C, UART...) are supported as protocols based on a massive model library. In addition to the internal image memory mode, a so-called streaming mode is also possible. The programmer's connectivity offers Gbit LAN and USB3.0 as well as WLAN, UART and an ATE interface. Coupled with a new licensing model and the ability to define your own protocols, the FlashFOX opens up another level of flexibility and user-friendliness.

Based on years of experience in the field of JTAG/Boundary Scan, GOEPEL electronic is one of the leading suppliers of combined test and programming solutions based on embedded instruments for electronics development and production. The FlashFOX is compatible with all existing technologies like SCANFLEX, VarioTAP, X-Bus and SYSTEM CASCON and is therefore a native extension of the existing embedded product portfolio.

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