Data I/O to Showcase Universal Flash Storage (UFS) Programming Technology & the PSV7000 at APEX

LumenX programming technology expands support for next-generation flash technology to meet projected 10x performance requirements for automotive electronics

Redmond, WA, January 2018 – Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO), the leading global provider of advanced data and security programming solutions for flash, flash-memory based intelligent devices and microcontrollers, will demonstrate UFS device programming for automotive applications on the LumenX™ programming platform at in Booth #2615 at the IPC APEX Expo, scheduled to take place Feb. 27 – March 1, 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.

Automotive electronics programmable content is projected to grow from 32GB to over 1 TB and beyond by 2025; driven primarily by the infotainment systems in connected and autonomous cars. These applications will transition from eMMC Flash Memory to Universal Flash Storage (UFS) to meet the storage, power and application performance requirements. UFS, the successor to eMMC technology, features an ultra high-speed data rate with new high frequency bus protocols. Advancements in programming technology are required to communicate with a UFS device and take advantage of the high performance. Without a high-speed, high capacity programming process capable of leveraging UFS performance, automotive electronics manufacturers will experience a dramatic decrease in production throughput and an increase in costs.

UFS support will be available on the LumenX Desktop or integrated into the PSV5000 and PSV7000 automated programming systems. With over 175 PSV systems installed globally, existing customers can protect their investments and easily upgrade their PSV systems to support UFS as their production requirements change. The combination of LumenX programming technology in a PSV system delivers the maximum performance, flexibility and throughput for the lowest total cost.

The PSV7000 is the world’s premier automated programming solution with the speed, flexibility, fast changeover and small parts handling to manage any job for the lowest total cost of ownership.  Engineered for velocity and versatility, the PSV7000 combines industry leading robotics handling, the LumenX revolutionary programming technology for fastest device programming and highest socket density.  A comprehensive suite of process control software applications along with fiber laser marking and 3D co-planarity component inspection meets the demanding process requirements for automotive electronics applications.  The PSV7000 supports both FlashCORE III and LumenX programmers concurrently installed.  Current customers with PSV7000 systems have their investments protected as they can upgrade their systems to add LumenX programmers alongside their current technology.   The combination of ultra-fast read/write and download speeds, high socket capacity and high throughput allows manufacturers using one PSV7000 to program what previously required multiple systems to produce.