Find out how to use BeeProg
programmer in High Volume Production Application.
|The UEP 50 programmer is extremely fast and totally
reliable universal programmer that support 30.008 chips
by actual version of software (March. 2014).
The UEP 50 programmer is basically intended as powerfull
engineering programmer, useable also as a single-site
programmer in volume production.
What about multiprogrammer and requirements for multiprogramming?
Check please the application note optimal
solution for multiprogramming about multiprogramming basics.
By operating multiple UEP 50 programmers simultaneously
you can use them in high volume production environment
- other words, using more UEP 50 programmers you can get
a universal, up to 4 programming sites multiprogrammer
with 48-pin DIP ZIF sockets, connects to PC by USB port. It is
important to mention, there is a concurrent multiprogramming
system - each programmer works independently and each programmer
can program different chip, if necessary.
Benefits of the UEP 50 multiprogramming
control software is standard part of PG4UW software delivery.
- In generally, the UEP 49+ multiprogramming system
take advantage of all benefits of UEP 50 programmer.
- BeeProg programmer is a high performance universal programmer
supporting 30.008 chips and growing. We add new devices
at a rate of about 4,000 devices/year and new software
update is released monthly at least. Most gang programmers
have limited number of supported devices, because they haven't
universal hardware. It also takes very long time for device
update and the cost could be high. The abilities to add new
devices for BeeProg multiprogramming system is as unlimited
because of BeeProg's universal hardware and the software updates
are free of charge.
- BeeProg programmer is extremely fast. It is faster
than most gang programmers. Therefore the multiprogramming
solution based on the UEP 50 programmer can program more
chips in a day than a traditional gang multiprogrammer.
- Asynchronous (Concurrent) programming is more efficient
than the synchronous (gang) programming of traditional gang
programmers. In the concurrent multiprogramming mode each
site operate independently. The programming starts as soon
as a device is inserted into ZIF socket. Before the last device
is loaded, the first device is already programmed and ready for
removal. Operator is busy removing and inserting chips, so both
the operator and programmer are running continuously at
maximum efficiency. In standard gang programmer operation,
the operator is idle while chips are being programmed,
and the programmer is idle while chips are being removed
and new chips inserted. Therefore for the medium programming
times you can easily do the job of an 8-gang programmer with
2-4 of UEP 50 programmers.
- We provide a wide range of socket converters (programming
adapters), therefore there exist none problem to program also
chips in the special packages. The very big sockets can be supported,
such as PLCC84, TQFP176, etc. Most gang programmers are designed
with narrow spacing between sockets.
- The special software (PG4UWMC = PG4UW Multiprogramming
control) is available for controlling of the BeeProg programmers
in the UEP 50 multiprogramming mode. There is used a project
file to control the BeeProg multiprogramming. Project file
contains user data, chip programming setup information, chip
configuration data, auto programming command sequence, etc. Therefore
the operator error is minimized, because the project file
is normally created and proofed by engineering and then given
to the operator. The optional protected mode can be set
for project file to avoid a unwanted changes of the project file.
- Hands-free operation. Asynchronous (concurrent) operation
allows a chip to begin programming immediately upon insertion
of a chip. The operator merely removes the finished chip and
inserts a new chip. Operator training is therefore minimized.
- Service is easy. If one unit breaks down, the rest
of the system is still running while having the defective unit
serviced. You cannot do this with standard gang multiprogrammers.