FlashRunner Fully Supports Silicon Labs 8051F Microcontrollers

The universal, standalone in-system programmer specifically designed for the production environment (FlashRunner) now fully supports Silicon Labs 8051F microcontrollers, via JTAG or C2 protocol. FlashRunner is a high-performance, standalone in-system programmer specific for Flash-based microcontrollers and serial memories. FlashRunner is targeted at production environments, easily integrates into your programming system or Automatic Test Equipment (ATE), and can work either in full standalone mode or controlled by a host system.

SofTec Microsystems FlashRunner In-System Programmer - SMH TechnologiesFlashRunner boasts programming algorithms that are as fast as target device’s memory technology limit. Silicon Labs’ 8-bit mixed-signal MCUs integrate world-class analog, a pipelined 8051 CPU, in-system programmable Flash memory and on-chip debug in each device. The high level of performance and functional density provides the user with design flexibility, improved time-to-market, superior system performance and greater end product differentiation.

FlashRunner erases, blankchecks, programs and verifies a 8-KB 8051F device in less than one second (using the C2 protocol).

FlashRunner can function autonomously in standalone mode on a production line using scripts stored on its SD card. In addition, it offers both serial and Ethernet connectivity for host system connection and comes with a Windows utility that allows you to communicate with the instrument and send programming commands, manage SD card files or update the instrument’s firmware.

FlashRunner features state-of-the-art electronics to provide you with high integration flexibility in a compact footprint. The following are FlashRunner’s main features:

  • Fastest programming algorithms (as fast as target device’s memory technology limit), approved by silicon manufacturers
  • Easy ATE integration
  • Standalone operations (projects and code images stored on a memory card)
  • Also controllable by any host system via RS-232 or Ethernet
  • Supports most ISP protocols (BDM, JTAG, SPI, I2C, MON, ICC, SCI, etc.)
  • Flexible, fully configurable
  • Compact and robust design for production environments (optoisolated control signals)
  • Data integrity guaranteed (every data transfer to/from the host system or Secure Digital card is CRC tagged)

Moreover, FlashRunner’s open architecture makes its firmware easily upgradable to support both new devices and new features.

More info: SMH Technologies