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

FlashRunner III supports a Silicon Manufacturer of your choice.


  • 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, FAT16 compatible)
  • Also controllable by any host system via RS-232
  • 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)
  • Fast and reliable for the industrial environment
  • Easy integration in programming lines (ATE, ICT, test fixtures)



further information

Hardware Features:
FlashRunner features state-of-the-art electronics and provides you with high integration flexibility in a small footprint.

  • 7.5V DC power supply input
  • Five digital I/O lines
  • Two digital I/O or analog output lines
  • One programmable output voltage (0 to 5.5V, 0.5A)
  • One programmable clock output
  • Secure digital memory card (up to 2 GB)
  • I/O protection
  • One command inputs (START)
  • Three status outputs (FAIL, PASS, BUSY)
  • RS-232 channel

FlashRunner’s open architecture makes its firmware easily upgradable to support 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 (Host mode)
    Via a “script” 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)
  • Controllable by any host system through a terminal utility and simple ASCII protocol
  • 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 III series includes the following models:

  • FR03ATM0: supports Atmel devices
  • FR03CYP0: supports Cypress devices
  • FR03ELM0: supports ELMOS devices
  • FR03FJT0: supports Fujitsu devices
  • FR03FSL0: supports Freescale devices
  • FR03INF0: supports Infineon devices
  • FR03MCP0: supports Microchip devices
  • FR03MEM0: supports Serial memories
  • FR03NXP0: supports NXP devices
  • FR03REN0: supports Renesas devices
  • FR03SLL0: supports Silicon Labs devices
  • FR03STM0: supports STMicroelectronics devices
  • FR03TXI0: supports Texas Instruments devices