BPM re-introduces Vector Programming System as Flashstream
Apr 17, 2007
BPM has reintroduced its newest product under the updated trade name the Flashstream Vector Programming System to the electronics and semiconductor industries.
Scheduled to make its debut on April 16, 2007, the Flashstream offers the fastest flash programming of NAND and NOR flash memory at speeds as low as 2.5 percent over theoretical programming minimum.
This industry leading speed is due to the creation of a proprietary co-processor technology developed by BPM called Vector Engine. This technology uses a proprietary co-processor design to hardware accelerate flash memory waveforms during the programming cycle. Faster speeds are achieved through synchronous operations that eliminate the dead times when the DUT waits on the programmer. The result is programming near the theoretical limits of the silicon design - the faster the device, the faster the device is programmed.
"The industry difference with Flashstream is the Vector co-processor, which does accelerate standard programming waveforms at a proprietary speed. We are proud that our engineers developed it in our Houston facility," said Bill White, president and owner of BPM. "The Flashstream programming platform has been years in the making and we are happy with the results and the benefit to the electronics industry."
Flashstream will significantly help the production of embedded designs in electronic products by reducing ramp to volume production fears for products that integrate high-density flash memory such as wireless devices, navigation electronics and personal music systems. Now, it enables new applications, especially for very large patterns. Additionally, these systems can leave the factory with preloaded data or content instead of blank memory.
The Flashstream's significant speed reduces labor costs as well as the number of machines needed to perform the same function. The programmer is ready for both today's and tomorrow's most demanding flash devices and is available for purchase starting May 1, 2007.