the BeeProg3 was designed meticulously with attention to details, quality and reliability
the programmer perfectly fits for high-demanding desktop programming, as well as for automated programming systems
based on a state of the art FPGA design, powerful ARM processor and internal SSD, the BeeProg3 is ready to program devices at theoretically possible speeds
64-pins rich-features, precise and powerful pindriver provides programming signals for every
logic signals frequency up to 125MHz at 3.3V and 80MHz at 5V
it supports devices with VCC voltages as low as 0.8V
BeeProg3 is next member of Elnec universal programmer series, built to meet the strong demand for an extremely fast and reliable programmer for high-capacity memories.
Designed with great emphasis on technical perfection and speed of hardware, this programmer perfectly fits for high-demanding desktop programming as well as for automated programming systems and ATE machines, where ensures the highest quality and overall yield.
BeeProg3 programmer core is based on a state of the art FPGA, powerful ARM processor and internal SSD to be ready to program devices at theoretically possible speeds. The achieved ultra fast programming speed - more than 31 MB/s sustainable - is actually higher, than can be utilized for most of real devices. This is reflected in extremely short programming times. For example, the 8 GB eMMC NAND Flash could be done in less than 250 sec - if programmed memory allow that speed.
Tests show, that the BeeProg3 is currently faster than all competitors in this price category (status: 10/2015), and for many chips is the fastest at all.
BeeProg3 supports all kinds of types and silicon technologies of today's and tomorrow's programmable devices. It partially supports also devices "from yesterday". You can be sure the next devices support will require the software update only, at the most (if necessary) simple programming module, therefore the costs of ownership is minimized. You have freedom to choose the optimal device for your design.
For the proper and reliable programming of ultra-fast memories the BeeProg3 utilizes specialized modules, optimally designedfor specific device families, exactly according to the needs of programmed devices. But if it is possible, then universal programming modules, dedicated for IC package type, are used. The programming modules are identical for all programmers based on the BeeProg3 programming core (BeeHive304 for example).
Programming modules construction is designed for perfect stability at the top of the programmer, to be tough enough for insert/replace chips by mechanical arm and also allows to keep identical position of ZIF socket also after replacing of the module.
BeeProg3 interfaces with any IBM PC compatible personal computers, running MS Windows OS, through USB (2.0 HigSpeed) port or LAN port (100 Mb).
With its very competitive price together with excellent hardware design for reliable programming, it is probably the best "value for money" programmer in this class.
The 64-pin rich-features, precise and powerful pindriver of BeeProg3 deliver high speed, accurate and clean waveform signals to the device by eliminating noise, ground bounce and overshoot, which maximizes programming yield and guarantees long data retention. This also allows the reliable support of virtually any nonvolatile technology used for programmable devices - (E)EPROM, Flash, MRAM, PCM, ... - by a single device programmer.
FPGA based totally reconfigurable TTL pindrivers provide H/L/pull_up/pull_down and read capability for each pin of the device. The dual H/L drivers enables to provide two different H levels for both core signals and I/O signals of programmed device without additional logic. Programmer pindrivers operate down to 0.8V, therefore the programmer is ready to program the full range of today's and tomorrow's advanced very-low-voltage devices.
Extremely fast programming, achieved by using FPGA based state machine, fast processor and SSD, allow execution of all time-critical routines and data transfers inside of the programmer.
The programmer performs device insertion test based on the check of proper signal path between the programmer and programmed device before it programs each device. In dependence on programming configuration it identifies missed or poor contact between programmed device and the ZIF socket of the programming module, missed or poor contact between the programming module and the programmer and it's also able to indicate wrong position of device in the ZIF socket or the programming module (moved, rotated, backward oriented). These capabilities, supported by overcurrent protection and signature-byte check help prevent chip damage due to operator error.
The selftest capability allows to run the diagnostic part of software to thoroughly check the health of the programmer.
Built-in protection circuits eliminate damage of programmer and/or programmed device due to environment or operator failure. All the inputs of the BeeProg3 programmer, including the pindriver signals, connection to PC and power supply input, are protected against ESD up to 15kV.
Banana jack for ESD wrist straps connection to easy-to-implement the ESD protection control.
The programming modules are available for devices in PDIP, PLCC, JLCC, SOIC, SDIP, SOP, PSOP, SSOP, TSOP, TSOPII, TSSOP, QFP, PQFP, TQFP, VQFP, QFN (MLF), SON, BGA, EBGA, FBGA, VFBGA, UBGA, FTBGA, LAP, CSP, SCSP, LQFP, MQFP, HVQFN, QLP, QIP and other packages.
The programmer is driven by a comfortable and easy-to-use control program with pull-down menu, hot keys and on-line help. The software runs on all versions of MS Windows (from Windows XP to Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit).
Selecting of device is performed by its class, by manufacturer or simply by typing a fragment of vendor name and/or part number. Standard device-related commands (read, blank check, program, verify, erase) are boosted by some test functions(insertion test, signature-byte check), and some special functions (autoincrement, production mode - start of programming immediately after insertion of chip into socket).
All known data formats are supported. Automatic file format detection and conversion during loading of file.
The rich-featured serialization function enables one to assign individual serial numbers to each programmed device - simply increments a serial number, or the function enables one to read serial numbers or any programmed device identification signatures from a file.
The software also provides - in the Device information section - lots of information about the programmed device. As a special, the drawings of all available packages are provided. The software also provides explanation of chip marking (the meaning of prefixes and suffixes at the chips) for each supported chip.
Jam files of JEDEC standard JESD-71 are interpreted by Jam Player. Jam files are generated by design software which is provided by the manufacturer of respective programmable device. Chips are programmed through JTAG (IEEE 1149.1 Joint Test Action Group) interface.
VME files are interpreted by VME Player. VME file is a compressed binary variation of SVF file and contains high-level IEEE 1149.1 bus operations. SVF files are interpreted by SVF Player. SVF file (Serial Vector Format) contains high-level IEEE 1149.1 bus operations. SVF files are generated by design software which is provided by manufacturer of respective programmable device. Chips are programmed through JTAG interface. VME files are generated by design software which is provided by manufacturer of respective programmable device.
By attaching of more BeeProg3 programmers to the same PC (through USB port) one can create a powerful multiprogramming system, which supports as many chips, as the BeeProg3 programmer supports and without obvious decreasing of programming speed. It is important to know, that there is concurrent multiprogramming - each programmer works independently and each programmer can program a different chip, if necessary.
It is important to remember, that a support of most of the new devices requires only a software update, because the BeeProg3 is truly a universal programmer. With our prompt service, support for the new device can be added within a hours. See AlgOR (Algorithm On Request) service and OnDemand software for details.
This service is in almost all cases free. Please note, however, that we can ask the customer to share the costs, if development and manufacturing costs are too high.
Keep-Current service means, that Elnec ships the latest version of programmer software and updated user documentation (Keep-Current package) to the customer . The Keep-Current service is your hassle-free guarantee that you are achieving the highest quality programming on Elnec programmers, at minimal cost.
Combination of extensive stock, flexible manufacturing and shipping of Elnec products by world class carriers (like DHL) guarantees customers very fast and secure delivery of ordered Elnec products. Products ordered before 10 a.m. (CET) will be dispatched the same working day - if products are in stock and the payment is done by Online payment (CardPay, PayPal).
Advanced design of the BeeProg3 universal programmer, including protective circuits, original brand components, careful manufacturing and burning-in allow us to provide a three-year warranty on parts and workmanship of the programmer and programming adapters with limited warranty on ZIF sockets according to information about the maximal actuations number of the particular ZIF socket.
Elnec provides free shipping of programmer repaired under warranty back to customers worldwide. The warranty is valid from the date of purchase.
Preferential handling of repair requests ensures registration of the product that should be done within 60 days from the date of purchase here.
Base unit, DACs
USB 2.0 high-speed compatible port, up to 480 Mbit/s transfer rate
100Mbit LAN port
on-board intelligence: powerful processor (ARM9 400MHz) and FPGA based state machine (basic clock 50 MHz plus PLLs)
built-in mSATA SSD as internal buffer (128GB type, upgradeable to higher capacity)(*1, *2, *3, *4)
three D/A converters for VCC1, VCC2, and VPP, controllable rise and fall time
VCC1, VCC2 range 0.8V..7V/1A (step 10mV)
VPP range 0V..25V/1A (step 25mV)
Temperature controlled fan
protection against surge and ESD on power supply input, USB and LAN port and all pins of programming module interface (PMI)(IEC1000-4-2: 15kV air, 8kV contact)
banana jack for ESD wrist straps connection
banana jack for connection to ground
*1: the data in the buffer are stored in fragments and also partially compressed, therefore the buffer can keep standard data also for bigger size devices, than current size of the buffer
*2: this upgrade is mechanically complicated and can be done at Elnec only
*3: the programmers up to s/n 1200-00053 (including) was supplied with 32GB SSD as internal buffer.
*4: the 128GB SSD can store as a buffer roughly 110GB of the random data (28GB in case 32 GB SSD), the bigger sizes SSD, proportionally. If you plan to work/copy eMMC/NAND device, which might contain random data in full range of the device size, we recommend to have equal capacity buffer in the programmer.
Pindriver (available on the Programming Module Interface (PMI) - connectors for programming modules)
pindrivers: 64 universal
VCC1/VCC2 and VPP can be connected to each pin
perfect ground for each pin
2 independent FPGA based TTL driver provides H, L, CLK, pull-up, pull-down on all pindriver pins, logic level 0,75V - 5V (IOL and IOH current 20mA)
logic signals frequency: up to 125MHz (3.3V), 80MHz (5V)
analog pindriver output level selectable from 0.8 V up to 25V
current limitation, overcurrent shutdown, power failure shutdown
continuity test: each pin is tested before every programming operation
Algorithms: only manufacturer approved or certified algorithms are used. Custom algorithms are available for an additional fee.
Algorithm updates: software updates are available regularly, approx. every 4 weeks, free of charge. OnDemand version of software is available for highly needed chips support and/or bugs fixes. Available nearly daily, depending on requests.
Main features: revision history, session logging, on-line help, device and algorithm information.
intelligent device selection by device type, manufacturer or typed fragment of part name
blank check, read, verify
configuration and security program
interpret the Jam Standard Test and Programming Language (STAPL), JEDEC standard JESD-71
interpret the VME files compressed binary variation of SVF files
interpret the SVF files (Serial Vector Format)
interpret the Actel STAPL Player files
ID byte check
production mode (automatic start immediately after device insertion)
lot of serialization modes (more type of incremental modes, from-file mode, custom generator mode)
fill/copy, move, byte swap, word/dword split
checksum (byte, word)
automatic file type identification/recognition Supported file formats
compared with other Elnec programmers, the list of BeeProg3 programmer is a bit narow, but devices support is added continuously. We're focused on the implementation of mostly used and frequenly asked chip. If you need to be implemented a device not listed in the actual device list and/or by OnDemand version of the software, remind us please, we will add the support really quickly.
Use please AlgOR Service for that request.
It is important to say, we always use random numbers data pattern for programming speed testing. Some our competitors use "sparse" data pattern, where only small amount of non-blank data are programmed or there are used data with only few 0 bits (FE, EF, etc.). This cheating approach can "decrease" programming time considerably. If you plan to compare, ask always which pattern they use.
The programming speed practically doesn't depend on PC type because data for programming and main part of programming algo are stored internally inside of the programmer.
All devices mentioned below, including both NAND Flash, are programmed at their maximal speed, the programming time can not be shorter.
Currently exist not very much devices, where the 30+ MB/s BeeProg3 programming speed can be utilized.