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BPM Microsystems to Showcase Game-Changing Device Programmers at Productronica 2023

BPM Microsystems to Showcase Game-Changing Device Programmers at Productronica 2023

BPM Microsystems, a global leader in device programming and cybersecurity solutions, is set to exhibit at Productronica 2023. The event will take place from November 14-17 in Munich, Germany. BPM Microsystems can be found in Hall A1, Stand 357.

Unveiling Revolutionary Products

The company will showcase its groundbreaking BPM310 Automated Programmer and the highly versatile 2900 Manual Programmer. These state-of-the-art solutions feature modular designs, weekly algorithm updates, and a high-capacity queue system, designed to meet the highest programming and cybersecurity standards. “Our attendance at Productronica 2023 marks a significant milestone in advancing the programming industry,” says Penny Santhanam, Senior Director of Customer Care at BPM Microsystems. “The BPM310 and the 2900 Manual Programmer are engineered to provide unprecedented reliability and scalability, addressing the ever-growing challenges of device programming.”

Experience the Future with Hands-On Demos

Attendees have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one demos for an in-depth look at the company’s latest innovations. The demos will be overseen by Pierce Weiss, Executive Account Manager, who will be representing BPM Microsystems at the event. “In an industry where technology is constantly evolving, it’s crucial to stay ahead of the curve. Our one-on-one demos at Productronica will show how our solutions do just that—setting new benchmarks in efficiency, flexibility, and reliability,” says Pierce Weiss.

Celebrating Partnerships and More

BPM Microsystems also takes this opportunity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their distribution partner in the UK, Germany, and France, Adaptsys. In honor of the occasion, a series of special offers and exclusive giveaways are planned for attendees. Event-goers can enjoy a juice bar in the mornings, a beer tap in the afternoons, and an exclusive cocktail party on November 15.

Interactive Contests

Adding to the excitement, BPM will also feature a prize wheel and a chipping contest. Attendees who spin the prize wheel will be entered into a drawing for a drone, providing multiple avenues for engagement and wins.

About BPM Microsystems

Founded in 1985, BPM Microsystems serves more than 2,000 companies in over 49 countries. With a focus on modular design and an ability to release new programming algorithms weekly, the company has become a trusted supplier to customers in various industries including automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial, and mobile devices. For media inquiries, please contact Scott Bronstad.

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BPM Microsystems Makes an Impact at SMTA International Trade Exhibition

BPM Microsystems Makes an Impact at SMTA International Trade Exhibition

BPM Microsystems Makes an Impact at SMTA International Trade Exhibition

BPM Microsystems, the industry leader in high-performance device programming and cybersecurity solutions, showcased its pioneering technologies at the recently concluded SMTA International Trade Exhibition, held on October 10-11 in Minneapolis.

BPM Microsystems’ booth attracted a diverse group of professionals, underscoring its wide-reaching appeal in the industry. Among the attendees who engaged with BPM were Process Engineers, Strategic Planning Managers, and Product Development Specialists from globally recognized electronic component suppliers and manufacturers. Senior Engineers from top automotive manufacturers and technology giants also expressed keen interest in BPM’s state-of-the-art solutions. It was noted that women were strongly represented, reflecting the inclusive nature of the industry and the event.

Colin Harper, Director of Product Management at BPM Microsystems, remarked, “We’re thrilled with the positive feedback and strong interest from a broad range of industry specialists. Participating in SMTA International not only allowed us to showcase our innovative solutions but also gave us the opportunity to engage and understand the evolving needs of our clients.”

In an exciting side event, BPM Microsystems also conducted a giveaway where attendees at the booth had a chance to win a drone. The winner will be announced soon, adding an element of fun to what has been a productive exhibition for BPM.

The company looks forward to building on these connections and continuing to drive innovation in device programming and cybersecurity solutions.

BPM to Spotlight Solutions for Programming Complex and Data-Dense Devices at SMTA International Trade Show

BPM to Spotlight Solutions for Programming Complex and Data-Dense Devices at SMTA International Trade Show

BPM, an established leader in device programming solutions, is excited to announce its participation in the SMTA International Trade Show on October 10-11 in Minneapolis. Focusing on its proven 2900 Manual Programmer, BPM will be stationed at Booth 1215 to demonstrate how the device excels at programming complex and data-dense products.

Representing BPM are Colin Harper, Director of Sales and Product Development, and Pierce Weiss, Executive Sales Manager. Both will be on hand to explain the numerous benefits and efficiencies gained by bringing device programming in-house, particularly for complex and data-rich devices.

“SMTA International offers a vital platform for BPM to showcase how the 2900 Manual Programmer, a cornerstone in our product line for several years, solves the unique challenges posed by complex and data-heavy devices,” states Colin Harper.

What to Expect at Booth 1215 Event Page

  • Targeted demonstrations of the 2900 Manual Programmer’s capabilities in programming complex and data-dense devices
  • Hands-on experiences allow attendees to familiarize themselves with the 2900
  • Exclusive previews of forthcoming advancements in BPM’s device programming solutions
  • Special promotions and giveaways exclusively for booth visitors

“The SMTA International Trade Show provides an invaluable chance for one-on-one, live conversations about how to advance capabilities in the rapidly evolving field of device programming,” adds Pierce Weiss, Executive Sales Manager.

Schedule Your One-on-One Meeting

Attendees interested in discussing how to elevate their device programming capabilities, particularly for complex and data-dense devices, are encouraged to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Colin Harper or Pierce Weiss. For appointment bookings, please schedule using Calendly here.

Schedule One-On-One

About BPM

With more than three decades of experience, BPM is a global authority in device programming solutions. Known for innovating reliable, quick, and adaptable products like the 2900 Manual Programmer, BPM has long been the go-to choice for industries ranging from automotive and aerospace to healthcare and consumer electronics. With a global footprint spanning over 50 countries and a robust network of partners and distributors, BPM remains committed to delivering top-notch, scalable solutions suited for programming complex and data-rich devices.

The Final Chapter: BPM’s 7th Generation Programmers

The Final Chapter: BPM’s 7th Generation Programmers

Since their launch in the mid-2000s, BPM Microsystems’ 7th Generation programmers have been an instrumental part of the company’s award-winning lineup. With a legacy spanning close to two decades, these programmers have fulfilled a variety of roles in industries ranging from automotive to aerospace. However, every legacy has its finale, and BPM has recently announced the last buy for its 7th Generation programmers. Driven by supply chain constraints, this move is not just a product life-cycle decision, but a strategy to focus on support and future technologies. As of today, BPM will no longer sell 7th Gen programmers and sites*. In this article, we’ll dive deep into the why, the how, and the what-next of this pivotal moment.

*Contact Inside Sales for more details.

Why End Production Now?

The decision to cease the sale of 7th Generation programmers comes against a specific backdrop:

Supply Chain Constraints

Due to the unavailability of critical devices essential for the manufacture of 7th Generation programmers, the decision was made to focus on supporting existing products rather than producing new units. These supply chain constraints played a crucial role in determining the timing of the last buy.

Resource Re-Allocation

With these supply chain issues in mind, BPM made a calculated decision to divert its resources towards service, support, and the development of new technologies like their 9th Generation programmers.

Continued Commitment to Support

Unlike some in the industry, BPM is committed not to leave its user base in the lurch. Even with the halt in production, BPM assures ongoing support for existing 7th Generation programmer users:

  • Device Algorithms: BPM will continue to roll out new programming algorithms to ensure the programmers remain functional.
  • Technical Support: Expertise is just a call or an email away, thanks to BPM’s technical support team.
  • Parts and Accessories: Despite supply chain constraints affecting new unit production, essential parts will still be supplied for repairs and maintenance while the components last.

The Way Forward: Spotlight on the 9th Generation

These state-of-the-art 9th Gen programmers come with several enhancements:

  • Faster Programming Speeds: Utilizing parallelism to a greater extent, these new models offer speed advantages that can significantly cut down production times.
  • Advanced Cybersecurity: Newer security protocols align with the increasing cybersecurity demands of industries such as automotive and medical devices.
  • Greater Versatility: The 9th Generation models are designed with modular architecture, making them incredibly adaptable to the rapidly changing technological landscape.
  • On-board Memory: 7th Gen sites come standard with .5 GB (512 MB) of on-board memory. 9th Gen sites are configured with 256 GB of on-board memory, and can be upgraded to twice that amount. (1 Gigabyte is equal to 1000 megabytes)

Why Transition to the 9th Generation?

Given the discontinuation of the 7th Generation, here’s why transitioning to the 9th Generation might be a prudent choice:

  • Future-Proofing: With more modular components and an architecture designed for adaptability, these models are geared for the future.
  • Cost-Efficiency: The improved speed and reduced cycle times result in cost benefits in the long run.
  • Training and Support: BPM’s robust training services ensure that the transition to newer technology is smooth, minimizing any potential downtime.

Socket Adapter Compatibility:  




Adapter Prefix**


7th Gen

9th Gen

7th Gen

9th Gen

LSM LSM2S676FGMSSOCB No No Yes Limited Support *
LXSM LXSM28FLPZA No No Yes Limited Support *
LX2SM LX2SM28FLPZB No No Yes Limited Support *
LX4SM LX4SM40DIPLT No No Yes Limited Support *
LASM LASM324BGV Yes Limited Support * Yes Limited Support *
LXASM LXASM484BGAV Yes Limited Support * Yes Limited Support *
LX2ASM LX2ASM473BGA Yes Limited Support * Yes Limited Support *
LX4ASM LX4ASMR64QFPTB Yes Limited Support * Yes Limited Support *
WASM WASM20MLFA Yes Limited Support * Yes Limited Support *
WXASM WXASM100QE Yes Limited Support * Yes Limited Support *
WX2ASM WX2ASML48UBG Yes Limited Support * Yes Limited Support *
WX4ASM WX4ASMR08SJA Yes Limited Support * Yes Limited Support *

Limited Support *: Replacement D-Card for Legacy Socket Module: Check BPWin to confirm device and adapter compatibility. 9th Gen does support a limited number of legacy d-cards.

Daughter Cards (D-Cards)**: 6th and 7th Gen Programmers require a socket module base. D-Cards plug into the base. 9th Gen programmers do not require a base.

Vector Engine BitBlast Program and Verify Time Comparison:

SanDisk SDIN5C2-8G (8GB)

  • Without BitBlast- 2091 Seconds
  • With BitBlast- 933 Seconds

SanDisk SDIN5C2-4G (4GB)

  • Without BitBlast- 1070 Seconds
  • With BitBlast- 469 Seconds


  • Without BitBlast- 1083 Seconds
  • With BitBlast- 469 Seconds

Toshiba THGBM1G5D2EBAI7 (4GB)

  • Without BitBlast- 959 Seconds
  • With BitBlast- 460 Seconds

Samsung KLM2G1DEHE-B101 (2GB)

  • Without BitBlast- 488 Seconds
  • With BitBlast- 398 Seconds


The last buy of the 7th Generation programmers might signify an end, but it’s also a starting point for new opportunities and advancements. The decision, dictated by supply chain constraints and a strategic focus on future technologies, brings us to the cusp of a new era with BPM’s new Generation of programmers. Existing users of the 7th Generation need not worry, as BPM continues its commitment to exceptional service and support.

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32 Years of Service: Trung Dao, Sr. Device Support Engineer with BPM

32 Years of Service: Trung Dao, Sr. Device Support Engineer with BPM

32 Years of Service: Trung Dao, Sr. Device Support Engineer with BPM

Trung Dao

As the technological landscape continues to evolve at an accelerated pace, the longevity of an employee within a single organization becomes increasingly remarkable. Trung Dao, who this month celebrates his 32nd anniversary as a Device Support Engineer at BPM Microsystems, is a paradigmatic example of enduring commitment and professional excellence.

Specialization in Freescale and Motorola Devices

Mr. Dao’s proficiency in Freescale and Motorola devices is a critical asset to the organization. With over two decades of focused experience in these technologies, he demonstrates an unparalleled depth of knowledge that directly contributes to the company’s competitive edge. His understanding of these devices is not static; rather, it evolves congruently with technological advancements, ensuring BPM Microsystems remains at the forefront of the semiconductor industry.

Exceptional Troubleshooting Skills

Beyond his technical acumen, Mr. Dao excels in troubleshooting complex issues that arise in the domain of device support. His analytical capabilities enable him to navigate intricate projects with precision and efficiency. Colleagues and supervisors alike have commented on his aptitude for identifying and resolving problematic areas with a speed and accuracy that significantly reduces downtime.

Technical Versatility: Hardware and Software

In addition to his software competencies, Mr. Dao possesses considerable skills in hardware manipulation. He is proficient in soldering and debugging circuit boards, skills that amplify his value within the Device Support Division. This broad skill set ensures a comprehensive understanding of issues, facilitating highly effective and resource-efficient solutions.

The Virtues of Patience and Persistence

Among Mr. Dao’s most admirable traits are his exceptional levels of patience and persistence. Tri Nguyen, the Device Support Supervisor at BPM Microsystems, had this to say: “During the years I have had the privilege to work with Trung, I have not once observed him display any frustration or impatience. His calm temperament under pressure serves as a stabilizing influence within our department.”

A Man of Multifaceted Commitments

Outside the parameters of his professional role, Mr. Dao exemplifies commitment in his personal life as well. He is a devoted father to his son and daughter, who have successfully entered the professional world. His family benefits from his daughter’s employment at Delta Airlines, providing opportunities for extensive travel. Additionally, Mr. Dao frequently assumes the role of chauffeur, driving his wife to her job multiple times a week.

An Indispensable Asset

In an industry that demands incessant innovation and swift problem resolution, Mr. Dao’s contributions are invaluable. According to Tri, “Trung is not merely a reliable engineer; he is a cornerstone upon which the success of our Device Support Division is built. His reliability extends beyond his technical skills to his overall integrity and commitment to the team.”

As Trung Dao celebrates this significant milestone, it is fitting to acknowledge the impact of his 32 years of loyal service. His expertise, dedication, and interpersonal virtues make him an indispensable asset to BPM Microsystems. Here’s to many more years of distinguished service.

1991-2023: A Journey Through Technology & Culture

Much has changed in the last 32 years in technology, economics, and cultural touchstones since Trung joined BPM.




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SMTA Chihuahua Expo Highlights BPM Microsystems’ Unique Position in the Market

SMTA Chihuahua Expo Highlights BPM Microsystems’ Unique Position in the Market

SMTA Chihuahua Expo Highlights BPM Microsystems’ Unique Position in the Market

Chihuahua, Mexico – The SMTA Chihuahua Expo on September 7th at the Sheraton Chihuahua Soberano provided a valuable platform for industry professionals to discuss various aspects of electronics technology. BPM Microsystems, with a 35+ year focus on device programming solutions, found the expo to be a useful venue for conversations with both existing and potential clients.

Steady Turnout, Constructive Conversations

The expo’s turnout was commendable, particularly for a smaller, more focused event. Attendees represented a cross-section of the electronics industry, making it an effective setting for targeted dialogue. BPM Microsystems took this opportunity for constructive discussions around its device programming solutions.

Gratitude and Future Steps

“We appreciate the conversations we had at SMTA Chihuahua. It’s clear that the Mexican market has distinct needs that we’re well-positioned to address,” said Penny Santhanam, Senior Director of Customer Success at BPM Microsystems. “Enrique Prieto, our National Sales Manager, has been instrumental in this. His ability to engage with customers adds real value to our efforts, particularly as we consider our strategy in Mexico moving forward.”

Closing Thoughts

While BPM Microsystems maintains a competitive edge in device programming, the company is grateful for the opportunities to engage with the industry provided by the SMTA Chihuahua Expo. The event reaffirmed the importance of local platforms for meaningful dialogue and offered a glimpse into the potential of the Mexican market.