Industrial programming systems frees ATE time

October 29, 2015 // By Julien Happich
Adaptsys’ ProgWorx ISP is a programming system for the parallel programming of panels containing multiple boards as an aid to optimising the manufacturing process.

ProgWorx ISP uses Adaptsys’ ProgWorx software, proven programmers such as the SMH FlashRunner family and their proprietary multiplexing technology to speed the programming of multiple boards on a panel. In typical electronics manufacturing flows, programming is often performed by the ATE system, tying up this expensive and inefficient resource, or by using slow, expensive manual programming.

ProgWorx ISP allows manufacturers to improve the capacity of their production lines by freeing up the ATE system, and to reduce the programming time by using optimised programmers. The programming hardware is connected to the panel of boards using an interchangeable “bed of nails” cassette, which is customised for the particular system. The ProgWorx software supports barcode scanners, label printers and automatic serial numbering, and integrates with manufacturing systems through APIs (Application Programming Interfaces).

Operators can see the progress of the programming process, including which boards pass and fail, through the ProgWorx GUI. LEDs positioned on the cassette below each board can also be illuminated to give a clear visual indication of which boards pass or fail the programming process.

A particular advantage of using ProgWorx ISP is the high level of traceability.

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