BPM Microsystems’ Flash Programmer Reduces Programming Time for STMicro

This improvement applies to the ST Micro Large Page Family from densities ranging from 1Gb to 8Gb in size. Four 1Gb (gigabit) STMicro NAND01 devices are programmed in 19.8 sec with a full data pattern on the Flashstream programmer. A new feature in BPM Microsystems’ software has the ability to use factory cache programming modes in conjunction with the Flashstream’s Vector Engine Co-processor to give the additional speed during programming. BPM’s Vector Engine Co-processor Technology hardware accelerates waveforms with minimal latencies from the programmer.

As I waited my turn at the grocery checkout recently, I passed the time scanning magazines for juicy tabloid gossip. Much to my surprise, tucked between covers revealing the truth about Britney’s drug problem and Brad and Angelina’s most recent tiff, was a cover line on Diabetic Living, a Better Homes and Gardens publication, about ultra-small insulin pumps, which reportedly rely on MEMS devices to achieve miniature size and increased functionality. A few inches away from that, the cover of Newsweek featured a story about the Kindle eReader, the brainchild of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who intends to revolutionize book reading with this wireless device. To top it all off, I pulled a consumer news item off the wire about high-brightness LEDs replacing incandescent bulbs in Christmas tree lights. Maybe it’s because my line of work makes me notice those things, but it seems to me that this is solid proof that semiconductor technology has hit the big time: consumer awareness.


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