Intrinsic Quality: USA Distributor for the FlashRunner In-System Programmer

February 11, 2015

FlashRunner Microcontroller ProgrammingIntrinsic 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  With In-Circuit or In-System Programming, Flashrunner has answered that call and superceded traditional on-socket or pre-programmed programmable devices with several noteworthy advantages.



FlashRunner’s attributes:

  • 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





Flash Programming Station In Action

January 21, 2015

This morning as I was getting out of my car, the alarm sounded, reminding me that I had left the headlights on. My first thought was gratitude that some engineer had cared to solve that problem for me.

IQPS Flash Programming Station


Then I felt a little flow of pride as I thought that this was just the sort of solution Intrinsic Quality was involved in. I pictured a high volume automotive factory with circuit board assemblies flowing through the assembly process. I thought of the IQPS programming stations we had delivered for just such a factory. There, the PCBAs would move in a panel to our printed circuit board station for programming. Our flash programming station would be easily loaded and actuate the embedded FlashRunner to quickly program the entire panel.


Since this facility has four programming stations each using a FlashRunner that was capable of flashing four processors simultaneously, they were able to keep pace with the rigorous production schedule. Should the panel have more than four assemblies, our microcontroller flash programming station would automatically multiplex the FlashRunner to up to sixteen sites.

It was just a brief set of thoughts, but still a “pick me up” on the way to work. It helps to be able to take pride in what you do. And it is a good feeling to experience the benefits of your own product.  Call Intrinsic Quality today at 847-258-5598  to discuss your Flash Programming needs.