February 11, 2015
Intrinsic Quality is pleased to be the Midwest’s leading distributor of SMH’s FlashRunner – A Revolutionary, Universal, Production In-System Flash Programmer. FlashRunner answers the call for a Universal In-System Programmer that supports multiple microcontroller device manufacturers. You’re looking for a fast and reliable way to program your devices that ensures data integrity and uninterrupted production. With In-Circuit or In-System Programming, Flashrunner has answered that call and superceded traditional on-socket or pre-programmed programmable devices with several noteworthy advantages.
- Seamless integration into your ATE and Fixtures
- On-board programming of microcontrollers, CPLDs, EEPROM and flash devices
- Economical – lowers manufacturing and testing costs
- Compatible with Agilent, Teradyne, SPEA, Genrad and other device manufacturers
- Effortless programming
- Allows for last minute reprogramming
- Flexible in-circuit testing
- Multiple device programming on single or multiple boards in a panel assembly
- Firmware updates are smoothly integrated without additional cost
- Priced starting from $1,900
There are several different FlashRunner Series from which to choose that are easily integrated into your production environment adapting to various ATE, ICT and other test fixtures.
For more information about FlashRunner, contact Intrinsic Quality today:
(847)258-5598 or firstname.lastname@example.org
February 5, 2015
Intrinsic Quality recently delivered a custom engineered test fixture to a major OEM. During our quality control meeting, we asked the Vice President “What is Your Impression of IQ?”. His response wasn’t unexpected, after all, we know our standards for quality engineering are paramount, but we were happy to hear his high praise: “our perception of Intrinsic Quality is that you make darn good fixtures”.
Custom FlashRunner Fixture
While this test fixture project wasn’t unusual for IQ, our challenge was to facilitate the placement and firmware programming of a 4 pin connector consumer control within a conveyor assembly station. IQ engineered a quick mount fixture that takes the operator just a few seconds to click the consumer control module into place, lower the connector cover and load the firmware. The operator then places the loaded consumer control module into the System Control Panel on conveyor. Our IQ Test Fixture incorporated FlashRunner™ a high-performance, standalone In-System Programmer which instantly loaded the OEM’s firmware. Our achievement in this fixture was remarkable – we had created a fixture where in one smooth motion the operator could place the component into the System Control Panel. So successful that each operator is now able to operate two IQ test fixtures simultaneously and maintain the conveyor assembly’s speed. With IQ’s fixture this OEM was able to boost their manufacture to over 25000 units a day.
Every company is striving to improve its reputation with their customers. Hearing acknowledgement of your reputation feels like you’ve just knocked one out of the park. But we asked that question also to explore other ways we might serve this OEM – Yes, we make darn good test fixtures but we also take pride in the quality of our test executive, reliable measurement software, and test data management. Call IQ today at 847-258-5598 and let’s talk about your ATE needs.