IQ Introduces the Prodigy Suite of Automatic In-System Microcontroller Device Programmers

May 30, 2017

Intrinsic Quality is pleased to announce several new options for the programming of flash devices for your manufacturing process: IQ’s Suite of highly flexible Prodigy Microcontroller Programming Stations, including IQ’s new entry level Prodigy In-System Programmer; and the complete line of PC-based Prodigy and Paragon models.

It’s time to reimagine your programming process. Are your techs randomly shuffling your random and obsolete computers and peripherals to create a variety of programming tools for a solitary task in your test process? IQ’s Prodigy Suite has affordable solutions to upgrade your flash programming for the long term. All our micocontroller device programmers feature IQ’s brilliant design integrated with SMH’s FlashRunner in-system programmers.

SMH IQ Prodigy1011 pngOur Prodigy 1011 is a stand-alone microcontroller based programmer (no well) that is set up for an external harness or fixture. The 1011 is our response to the need for an affordable production ready, high speed, entry level programming station. Based on the SMH FlashRunner FR01ENG, Prodigy 1011 is the perfect answer to low volume high mix manufacturers who previously could not justify a commercial programming station. The Prodigy 1011 is remarkably capabable of adapting to multiple devices, protocols and various vendors for long-term functionality. Adaptability: Auto selection of part number is based on a 5 bit ID provided by the fixture or ATE OR for higher volume applications, the 1011 connects readily to simple interchangeable bed of nail fixtures. In ATE applications, Prodigy easily connects to the ATE fixture with auto detect remote operation. Prodigy 1011’s  throughput is impressive, as production can move rapidly with minimized operator error and lightning fast programming times. View all of IQ’s Prodigy 1011 features here.

ProdigyBlog5-30 IQ‘s Prodigy 2000 single or dual well programmer stations are desogmed fpr easo;u interchangeable fixtures and include Intrinsic Quality‘s expert device programming services. All programming parameters are included as firmware revision, power, and signal levels are automatically verified and set up. The Prodigy 2111 and further models are available in an amazing variety of configurations that include single or dual well and multiple channel capabilities. For more information, visit our Prodigy Models detail page.

Harnessing the power of flash programming with IQ‘s innovative FlashRunner based Universal Flash Programmer station is the right decision for your manufacturing process.  

IQ’s Paragon 3118: High Speed PC based Production Device Programmer

Paragon 3118 and additional models include the cutting edge technology of SMH’s FlashRunner 2.0 ISP programmer for blistering speed and renowned programming accuracy.

Like the Prodigy, these microcontroller programmers are flash based PC units with dual or single well configurations and a variety of multiple channel options.


High Praise from a Major OEM

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”.

Intrinsic Quality ICT 2Custom 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.