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Publication Date: 09/1/2011
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Data I/O Intros New Inline Programmer
Inline programming system.
Redmond, WA — Data I/O Corporation has added the new RoadRunner3 inline programming system, calling it the next generation of the world's only just-prior-to-placement programming solution. With its Factory Integration Software (FIS), RoadRunner3 streamlines the production process and eliminates operator errors through its connection to a user's manufacturing execution system (MES) or other shop-floor control software and through that connection all the way to the company's enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

RoadRunner3 is described as a versatile and configurable high-speed automated inline programming feeder that mounts directly onto an SMT machine without consuming additional floor space or altering the production line — easily integrating into existing SMT processes. By removing unprogrammed Flash memory devices from tape, the system programs four devices in parallel and then delivers the programmed parts to the pickup point of the placement machine. New interface kits are available for all major SMT machines including SIPLACE, Fuji, Panasonic and MYDATA, allowing customers to easily move RoadRunner3 to different SMT machines in a production facility. A configurable Tape-In module adjusts for tape widths from 16 to 44mm, thus allowing for quick job changeover.

RoadRunner3 with FIS modules, FIS Remote and FIS Track allows users to manage and monitor the programming process. The FIS Remote software module eliminates operator error through automated job selection and job downloads. The FIS Track software module enables data-driven decision-making to optimize the programming process and minimize scrap and rework costs through automated collection and export of programming results. To ensure optimal equipment utilization, FIS Remote and FIS Track sends e-mail alerts when RoadRunner3 needs maintenance or when yields drop below a set threshold.

The new programmer uses FlashCORE III, said to be the world's fastest Flash programming architecture available today for programming high-density Flash memories such as e.MMC, SD and NAND Flash. It is a proven solution for programming Microcontrollers, EPROM, EEPROM, NOR Flash and many others.

Contact: Data I/O Corporation 6464 185th Avenue NE, Suite 101, Redmond, WA 98052 800-426-1045 or 425-881-6444 fax: 425-867-6972 E-mail: Web:

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