Volume Production Cluster Solution
For volume production of chips we are able to offer you an additional modern solution next to the traditional gang programmers. Up to eight extremely fast Batronix BX programmers can be controlled simultaneously from one PC using the Prog-Express software.
Our approved advanced multi programmer technology allows an asynchrounous control of all attached BX-Programmers (up to eight) in one cluster. You can easily combine different programmers from BX32 up to BX48 and every device will work with its own maximal speed. Because the BX48 is much faster than the other programmers, we highly recommand the BX48 for volume production solutions.
Benefits of our volume production cluster solution
- Lower costs: You can begin with one programmer and add further programmers as soon as you need more production capacities.
- Increased production capacities through asynchronous programming, or concurrent programming: The operator can remove and inserting chips in one programmer while the other programmers are working. In the traditional gang programmer, the operator is idled while the chips are being programmed and the programmer is idled while the chips are being removed and new chips inserted.
- Increased safety: If you use a gang programmer your chip production will stop if the gang programmer gets defective. If you use more than one BX programmers and one programmer will fail, the other will still work.
- High speed programming: The new BX programmers offer a new high speed technology which reduces the programming time significantly.
- Easier handling: The windows software is really easy to use, also for inexperienced operators. The gang programmers with its small LCDs and complicated menu are much more difficult to use.
When connecting several USB devices to a pc, you will need as many USB connections as devices. If you want to use more programmers than the PC has USB connections, you can easily use a USB hub. Please note that a USB Hub for the BX programmer should support the USB 2.0 high speed data rate (480 mbit/s).