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The MSP family from Promik is growing: The MSP2300Net in-system programmer enables the shortest programming times of the MSP series to date by achieving the physical flash speed of the microcontroller. The product comes with four CAN FD interfaces.

The product is suitable for the use of on-board programming and tests in electronic series production (Source: Promik)

Long programming times can affect and slow down entire production processes. As soon as several machines within the process require different running times, the costs within production increase. The family company Promik has developed a multi-standard programmer (MSP) for this purpose.

The in-system programmer is intended to cover the electronics manufacturing tool chain by combining all testing and programming requirements in one product, the company said. The product can be used for flashing via test points as well as for flashing via automotive interfaces such as CAN (FD). In addition, the high-speed boundary scan and the smart ICT function can be used.

A feature of the MSP2300NET is the integrated Linux-based operating system, which enables process control. This makes it possible to process large amounts of data on the system with high performance, according to the company. The hardware platform is based on the multi-core processor of the Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ SoC series.

The product supports 24 configurable I/Os. Each signal line is equipped with a dedicated ground line for twisted pair wiring to ensure signal integrity. The I/Os support any combination of different hardware interfaces, the company explained. Such mixed high-speed target interfaces can in practice be combined from JTAG, QSPI and SWD, for example. In general, the MSP2300NET supports all common semiconductor manufacturers and microcontroller interfaces, according to the company in its press release. The product’s targets can be configured differently and enable homogeneity in the tool chain, since a standard product can be used, the company continues.

In addition, the product has various automotive interfaces, including four CAN FD and four LIN. The device is equipped with a target power supply. For users, this has the advantage that no additional devices are required that have to be synchronized. Instead, the power supply for the application is already integrated. Portions of the power source include four channels for a long range target power supply and four channels for a short range target power supply. The high-range supply operates from 2.7V to 14.0V with a continuous current limit of 500mA, 1.5A. The low-range target current supply operates from 1.5V to 5.5V with a Current limit of 300mA.

The product also offers the possibility to carry out a current and voltage measurement. For this purpose, the in-system programmer has eight channels for voltage monitoring with a measurement tolerance of +/- 10 mV including monitoring of voltage dips (brownout detection). The current is measured with a measurement deviation of +/- 1 mA. According to the company, the integrated measurement function of the in-system programmer makes additional equipment superfluous. The MSP2300NET is compatible with the 19″ rack as a supplement and extension of the programming stations from Promik. It can therefore be retrofitted to the station without modification. The device is also available as a tabletop device.


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