Portable, in-field flash programmer

September 20, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Segger's Production Flash Programming line, the Flasher family, now includes the Flasher Portable, designed to fill the need of an extremely portable, production grade, Flash programmer used for in-field firmware updates.

Powered by standard batteries, the Flasher Portable can be loaded with multiple firmware images. The user interface allows the user to select the firmware image to be programmed with a simple press of a button. LEDs indicate which image is selected. Another button press starts the programming. The ability to store multiple images provides the freedom to carry updates for different devices and/or different revisions for the same device inside one small box. The Flasher Portable barely exceeds the size of a smartphone. Similar to Flasher ARM and Flasher RX, the Flasher Portable is an in-circuit programmer based on the J-Link family of debug probes using the same ultra fast flash programming algorithms. It supports targets based on ARM7/9/11, Cortex-A5/A8/A9, Cortex- M0/M1/M3/M4, Cortex-R4/R5, e200z0 (Power architecture) and Renesas RX610/RX621/RX62N/RX62T/RX630/RX631/RX63N CPUs. For a detailed list please consult www.segger.com/flasher-portable.html

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