FlashRunner Programmer Supports Freescale 56800E Microcontrollers

The universal, standalone in-system programmer specifically designed for the production environment (FlashRunner) now fully supports Freescale 56800E microcontrollers. 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.

FlashRunner boasts programming algorithms that are as fast as target device’s memory technology limit. The 56800E family offers up to 120 MIPS processor performance. It combines, on a single chip, the processing power of a digital signal processor (DSP) and the functionality of a microcontroller (MCU) with a flexible set of peripherals to create a cost-effective solution for industrial control, motion control, home appliances, general-purpose inverters, smart sensors, advanced lighting, fire and security systems, switched-mode power supply, power management, and medical monitoring applications.

FlashRunner mass erases, blankchecks, programs and verifies a 16-KB MC56F8013 device in just 3.2 seconds.

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.

About SMH Technologies
SMH Technologies is a global, independent, high-tech company, leader in Silicon Device In-System Programming and services for the Manufacturing Industry. The company’s patented FlashRunner technology is widely used by OEM/ODM/EMS and kept-up worldwide by SSA, the SofTec Support Alliance network. Major Silicon Device Manufacturers and ATE Producers trust SMH Technologies and FlashRunner technology.