BeeHive304 is next member of Elnec concurrent universal multiprogrammer series, built to meet the strong demand for an extremely fast and reliable multiprogrammer for high-capacity memories.
Designed with great emphasis on technical perfection and speed of hardware, this programmer perfectly fits for high-demanding desktop programming as well as for automated programming systems and ATE machines, where ensures the highest quality and overall yield.
BeeHive304 consists of four independent isolated universal programming sitess, based on the BeeProg3 programming core hardware. Therefore the programming sites can run asynchronously (concurrent multiprogramming programming mode). Each programming site starts programming at the moment the chip is detected to be inserted in the socket properly - independently on the status of other programming sites. As a result, three programming sites works, while you are replacing the programmed chip at the fourth site.
The BeeHive304 multiprogrammer supports as many chips, as the BeeProg3 programmer and without obvious decrease of programming speed because each programming site works independently. Also each programming site can program a different chip, if necessary.
Because the BeeProg3 programming core is based on a state of the art FPGA, powerful ARM processor and internal SSD, BeeHive304 is ready to program devices at theoretically possible speeds. The achieved ultra fast programming speed - more than 22.5 MB/s sustainable - is actually higher, than can be utilized for most of real devices. This is reflected in extremely short programming times. For example, the 2 GB eMMC NAND Flash could be done in less than 100 sec - if programmed memory allow that speed.
Tests show, that the BeeHive304 is currently faster than all competitors in this price category (status: 10/2014), and for many chips is the fastest at all.
BeeHive304 supports all kinds of types and silicon technologies of today's and tomorrow's programmable devices. It partially supports also devices "from yesterday". You can be sure the next devices support will require the software update only, at the most (if necessary) simple programming module, therefore the costs of ownership is minimized.
For the proper and reliable programming of ultra-fast memories the BeeHive304 utilizes specialized modules, optimally designed for specific device families, exactly according to the needs of programmed devices. But if it is possible, then universal programming modules, dedicated for IC package type, are used. The programming modules are identical for all programmers based on the BeeProg3 programming core.
Programming modules construction is designed for perfect stability at the top of the programmer, to be tough enough for insert/replace chips by mechanical arm and also allows to keep identical position of ZIF socket also after replacing of the module.
Modular construction of hardware - the programming sites works independently - allows for continuous operation when a part of the programming sites becomes inoperable. It also makes service quick and easy.
The sensing circuits detect proper placement of device in the socket of programming module, which allows to begin programming immediately upon insertion of a chip. The operator merely removes the finished chip and inserts a new chip. Operator training is therefore minimized.
BeeHive304 interfaces with any IBM PC compatible personal computers, running MS Windows OS, through USB (2.0 HigSpeed) port or LAN port (up to 1 Gb).
Banana jack for ESD wrist straps connection to easy-to-implement the ESD protection control.
With its very competitive price together with excellent hardware design for reliable programming, it is probably the best "value for money" programmer in this class.