FlashRunner I series (Italian patent pending) is a range of high-performance, standalone In-System Programmers specific for Flash-based microcontrollers and serial memories. FlashRunner I series is targeted at production environments and can work either in full standalone mode or controlled by a host system. All of the models of the FlashRunner I series have been designed for maximum performance and reliability.


  • Easy integration inprogramming lines (ATE, ICT, test fixtures)
  • Universal and fully upgradable
  • Fastest programming algorithms (as fast as target device’s memory technology limit), approved by silicon manufacturers
  • Standalone operations (projects and code images stored on a memory card)
  • Also controllable by any host system via RS-232 or Ethernet (depending on the model)
  • Supports most ISP protocols (BDM, JTAG, SPI, I2C, MON, ICC, SCI, etc.)
  • Flexible, fully configurable
  • Compact and robust design for production environments
  • Data integrity guaranteed (every data transfer to/from the host system or Secure Digital card is CRC tagged)

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Hardware Features:
FlashRunner features state-of-the-art electronics to provide you with high integration flexibility in a compact footprint:

  • 9 to 24V DC power supply input (110/220V AC for the FR01PRO model)
  • Five digital I/O lines
  • Two digital I/O or analog output lines
  • Two programmable output voltages (0 to 15V, 0.25A and 0 to 5V, 0.5A)
  • One analog input line
  • One programmable clock output
  • Secure Digital memory card (up to 2 GB)
  • 512 bytes on-board dynamic memory
  • On-board timekeeper and calendar
  • I/O protection
  • Optoisolated inputs for project selection
  • Two optoisolated command inputs (START and STOP)
  • Three optoisolated status outputs (FAIL, PASS, BUSY)
  • Optoisolated RS-232/Ethernet channel

FlashRunner’s open architecture makes its firmware easily upgradable to support both new devices and new features.

Software Features:
FlashRunner is set up and controlled via ASCII-based commands. FlashRunner can receive and execute commands in two ways:

  • Over the RS-232 or Ethernet connection (Host mode)
  • Via “scripts” stored in its SD card (Standalone mode)

In the first case, FlashRunner is controlled by a host system (e.g. Windows HyperTerminal); in the latter case, FlashRunner works in standalone mode and is fully autonomous.

  • Fully autonomous standalone mode thanks to its SD memory card (FAT16)
  • Controllable by any host system through a terminal utility and simple ASCII protocol
  • Unlimited projects (scripts)
  • Log files
  • Erase, blank check, program, read, verify, oscillator trimming, etc.

FlashRunner comes with a Windows utility that allows you to communicate with the instrument and perform the most common operations: send commands, manage SD card files, update the instrument’s firmware, etc.

Available models:
The FlashRunner I series includes the following models (see also FlashRunner I comparison table):

  • FR01ENG: Programming engine (piggyback, RS-232)


  • FR01AT0: ATE-orientierte Programming Engine (RS-232/LAN)


  • FR01M01: 8-site Programming Engine (piggyback, RS-232/LAN)


  • FR01LAN: Programming Engine (RS-232/LAN)


  • FR01PRO: Rackmount/Desktop Programmer (RS-232/LAN)