In-System Generic Programmer A.T.E. oriented

Built for Speed
FlashRunner has been built for speed. Both the hardware and firmware have been engineered to work together in such an efficient way as to eliminate communication bottlenecks. On top of this, fast Programming Algorithms have been developed that reach the memory technology speed limit of the target device. This makes FlashRunner one of the fastest universal In-System Programmers on the market, enabling you to significantly cut production costs.

FlashRunner works either in standalone mode or driven by a host system, through Ethernet or RS-232 connections. Its simple and versatile interface allows FlashRunner to be easily and seamlessly integrated into Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) systems. FlashRunner is compatible with Agilent, Teradyne, SPEA, Genrad, and other systems and test fixtures.

FlashRunner features state-of-the-art electronics to provide you with high integration flexibility in a compact footprint. Every component of the system has been engineered to withstand the harshest production environments. Optoisolation, ESD protection, CRC on data transfers and detailed reports make FlashRunner the perfect choice when certainty of the programming flow is of the utmost importance.


FlashRunner FR01AT0 is a complete production In-System Programmer specifically designed for an easy integration with all in-circuit and functional tests(ATEs), like Agilent, Teradyne, SPEA, TRI and others.
FlashRunner FR01AT0 is based on and is softwarecompatible with FlashRunner FR01ENG, with the addition of new hardware features such as galvanic isolation (relay disconnection) with shield to fixture for all I/O ISP lines and the innovative power voltage monitoring which performs a constant check of the programming voltage throughout the programming cycle.



  • Universal, standalone and host controlled In-System Programmer;
  • Easy integration with all ATE test systems;
  • Based on FlashRunner FR01ENG engine;
  • Controllable by ATE through optoisolated LAN, RS-232 or parallel control lines;
  • Fast programming algorithms developed to reach the memory technology speed limit of the target device;
  • More than 3500 devices supported (Atmel, Freescale, Fujitsu, Infineon, Microchip, NEC, NXP, Renesas, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments and others);
  • Compact size (130 x 74 x 42 mm).


Advanced Features


  • Galvanic isolation (relay disconnection) for all I/O ISP lines (to put shared ISP lines on hiZ when the ATE is performing tasks other than programming);
  • Power voltage monitoring (on three ISP lines), with programmable threshold and pulse width, to continuously check if an ISP power supply line voltage falls below a safe level;
  • Over current monitoring on programmable power supply lines;
  • Multiplexing on ISP lines coming from ATE or FlashRunner to the fixture;
  • DIN41612 48-way female connector with interconnection flat cables with signal-ground pairs architecture.


Hardware Features

FlashRunner FR01AT0 features state-of-the-art electronics to provide you with high integration flexibility in a compact footprint-ideal for integration inside a fixture. FlashRunner’s open architecture makes its firmware easily upgradable to support both new devices and new features.

  • Single, wide range power supply input (9 to 24V DC);
  • Galvanic isolation (relay disconnection) with shield to fixture for all I/O ISP lines:
    - Seven digital I/Os / two analog output lines (shared);
    - Two programmable output voltages (0 to 15V, 0.25A and 0 to 5V, 0.5A);
    - One analog input line;
    - One programmable clock output.
  • Secure Digital memory card (up to 2 GB) for binary files and projects, plus 512 bytes on-board dynamic memory for serial numbering;
  • On-board timekeeper and calendar for time-stamped log file;
  • Optoisolated parallel control lines for project selection (START, STOP, FAIL, PASS, BUSY, SEL);
  • Optoisolated RS-232/Ethernet channel.

Software Features

FlashRunner FR01AT0 is set up and controlled via ASCII-based commands.

  • Controlled by a host PC through RS-232/Ethernet connections or in standalone mode through parallel control lines;
  • Unlimited number of projects (scripts) stored in its SD card;
  • Capability to support all types of ISP protocols (JTAG, SPI, I2C, SCI, BDM, etc);
  • Interface Library DLL to control the instrument from within user written applications;
  • Command-line utilities;
  • Optional Data Protection System to make the contents of the binary file to be programmed to the target device not readable (and not duplicable) by non-authorized people.

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