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Publication Date: 04/1/2011
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BPM Intros 8th Gen Automated Programming
Hi-speed programming system.
Houston, TX — BPM Microsystems is debuting its model 3800 8th Generation automated programming system. This addition to the company's latest series of device programmers combines the speed of Vector Engine Co-Processor® technology, true universal device support, and on-the-fly vision centering all in a single platform.

The model 3800 supports microcontrollers, NAND flash, NOR flash, Serial flash, Managed NAND flash, E/EPROM, flash EPROM, and other technologies with densities up to an 8 Eb theoretical limit. It also supports devices with voltages down to 0.7Vdd.

The ultra-fast programming speed of the model 3800 is attributed to the company's Vector Engine Co-Processor, the same technology that established Flashstream® as the fastest flash-dedicated programmer. The unique co-processor design hardware accelerates waveforms during the programming cycle. Faster speeds are achieved through synchronous operations, eliminating dead time so that the device under test no longer waits for the programmer. The result is programming near the theoretical limits of the silicon design: the faster the device, the faster the device is programmed. The model 3800 uses the same proven robust design as the company's 3000 series device handling system. Integrated into the system is the LaserAlign sensor from CyberOptics®, which assures repeatable pick-and-place accuracy and high performance during the programming process. The programmer also offers flexible options for input and output media with choices of tray, tape or tube. Designed for mid-to-high-volume production, the programmer can utilize 8 to 16 socket cards and is compatible with Flashstream socket cards. The economical and efficient socket cards can be optimized and replaced individually without dramatically affecting programming capacity.

With optional receptacle-base socket cards, customers can simply purchase the consumable socket as needed. According to the company, the socket card design increases manufacturing up-time, produces higher first-pass yields, and saves replacement costs by as much as 75 percent.

Contact: BPM Microsystems, 5373 West Sam Houston Pkwy N, Suite 250, Houston, TX 77041-5160 800-225-2102 or 713-688-4600 fax: 713-688-0920 E-mail: Web:

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