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Promik’s MSP family grows: the MSP2300Net system-integrated programmer enables the shortest programming times of the MSP series so far by reaching the physical flash speed of the microcontroller. The product comes with four CAN FD interfaces.

The product is suitable for on-board programming and test use in mass electronics production (Source: Promik)

Long programming times can influence and slow down entire production processes. As soon as several machines in the process require different operating times, the production costs increase. For this purpose, the family business Promik has developed a Multi Standard Programmer (MSP).

The system-integrated programmer is designed to span the electronics manufacturing tool chain by combining all testing and programming requirements in a single product, the company explained. The product can be used for flashing through test points as well as flashing through automotive interfaces such as CAN (FD). In addition, the High-Speed ​​Boundary Scan and the Smart-ICT function can be used.

One of the features of the MSP2300NET is the embedded Linux-based operating system, which enables process control. This makes it possible to process large amounts of data on the system with high performance, the company said. The hardware platform is based on the Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ SoC series multi-core processor.

The product supports 24 configurable I/Os. Each signal line is provided with a dedicated ground line for twisted pair cabling to ensure signal integrity. I/O supports any combination of different hardware interfaces, the company explained. Such high-speed mixed target interfaces can be practically combined from JTAG, QSPI and SWD, for example. In general, the MSP2300NET supports all common semiconductor manufacturers and microcontroller interfaces, the company said in its press release. Thus, the product targets can be configured in different ways and allow consistency in the tool chain, since it is possible to fall back on a standard product, the company continued.

In addition, the product has various automotive interfaces, including four CAN FD and four LIN. The device is equipped with a target power supply. For users, this has the advantage that no additional equipment is required, which must be synchronized. Instead, the app’s power supply is already built-in. Parts of the power source include four channels for high-end target power, as well as four channels for low-end target power. The high-end supply provides a voltage of 2.7 V to 14.0 V with a continuous current limit of 500 mA, 1.5 A. The low-end target supply operates from 1.5 V to 5, 5 V with a current limit of 300 mA.

The product also offers the possibility of performing current and voltage measurement. For this purpose, the system-integrated programmer has eight channels for voltage monitoring with a measurement tolerance of +/- 10 mV, including voltage dip monitoring (brownout detection). The current measurement is performed with a measurement deviation of +/- 1 mA. According to the company, the built-in measurement function of the system’s built-in programmer eliminates the need for additional equipment. To complement and enhance Promik programming stations, the MSP2300NET is compatible with the 19-inch rack. Thus, it can be retrofitted without any modification to the station. The device is also available as a desktop unit.


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