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BPM Launches 9th Gen System with Multiple Upgrades

BPM Launches 9th Gen System with Multiple Upgrades

HOUSTON, TX-Dec. 4, 2017-SMT Global & Packaging interviews James Holava, BPM Director of Global Sales, at Productronica about new BPM innovations. BPM is now on its 9th gen site technology platform, which is backwards compatible with most 6th, 7th and 8th generation sockets. Ninth generation supports the majority of the 39,000+ library of components and devices that BPM has collected since 2002. This helps clients leverage many existing sockets and gives clients ease regarding the lifespan of future investments.

With the trend in the industry of higher density and smaller package devices, ninth generation technology also supports the EMMC devices and the HS400 programming mode at 200 MB per second. This provides the throughput manufacturers need today in modern production. To improve handling for smaller devices packages, BPM also introduced a new program called WhisperTeach™. WhisperTeach™ automatically teaches the Z-height of components and removes the opportunity for manual defects.

BPM 9th gen site technology is available on the 4900 and 3900 automated programming systems, as well as the 2900L and 1900 systems. To learn more about BPM ninth generation site technology and programmers, please contact BPM.

BPM Adopts Agile and Says Goodbye to Traditional Release Schedule Process

BPM Adopts Agile and Says Goodbye to Traditional Release Schedule Process

HOUSTON, TX—Nov. 3, 2017–BPM Microsystems adopted an Agile software development practice. What is Agile? Agile refers to a software development methodology based on empowering teams, who collaborate with customers, to rapidly deliver working software to customers. Continuous attention to technical excellence and quality improve the agility of a team.

Agile software development originates from the Agile Manifesto. The Agile Manifesto was created in 2001 by a group of seventeen leading figures in the software industry. It reflects their experiences of what principles and approaches deliver the greatest success in software development.

By rapidly delivering working software to customers, BPM is able to deliver valuable features and functionality to customers that achieve business values. Agile allows BPM to build projects around customer priorities and quickly adapt to new and changing priorities.

BPM customers benefit from Agile in many ways. Customer engagement and satisfaction are core to Agile. Improved visibility and customer feedback ensures BPM brings the most valuable products and features to market faster and with more predictability and reduced risk. With Agile, BPM is able to release weekly to every two weeks, instead of 6 to 8 times a year. The frequent release schedule gets valuable changes into customer hands faster.

Since adopting agile in 2017, BPM has seen quality improvements, team spirit is higher than ever, and functionality is being delivered steadily every sprint.

BPM Microsystems Introduces Double-Data Rate (DDR) support for eMMC Flash Memories

BPM Microsystems Introduces Double-Data Rate (DDR) support for eMMC Flash Memories

BPM Microsystems announces double data rate (DDR) support for eMMC flash memories on 8th Generation programmers. The 8th Generation programmers already featured the fastest programming and verification times of any universal programmers. This new feature doubles the rate at which data is transferred into and out of the device during programming and verification by transferring a word of data to or from the device on both the rising and falling clock edges.

“Our automotive customers’ programming enormous data files will get an immediate increase in productivity by using DDR,” said William White, CEO of BPM Microsystems. “The programmers we are shipping today are now more than 1,000,000 times faster than the original EP-1 programmer we shipped 30 years ago.”

“The Vector Engine BitBlast DDR Mode Support is just the latest example of how the advanced Vector Engine design sets us apart from the competition. The Vector Engine continues to evolve and adapt to new requirements keeping our users up to date even as their requirements change.”

As an example of the performance that can be achieved with this new feature, 2800 and 3800MK2 programmers are now a staggering 105% faster than the closest competitor on the SanDisk SDIN8DE4-32G. The BPM programmer will perform a Program and Verify operation in 1403 seconds when programming 29GB of random data compared to 2880 seconds for the Flash Core III according to Data I/O’s website. The 3800MK2 will program and verify this device at a rate of 1190 GB/hour, enabling economic programming of enormous data patterns used in today’s automotive electronics.

By decreasing programming times, BPM has enabled customers with the 3800MK2 to achieve the devices per hour similar to competitive machines that are more than twice the footprint. In addition to the improved cost per device, the faster programming times mean that when using High Insertion Count Sockets (HIC Sockets), which can have lifetimes of up to 1 million insertions, customers only have to buy half as many sockets to get the same throughput in devices per hour. Such reductions can potentially save hundreds of thousands of dollars over the life of a machine.

All users of the 8th generation programmers that are under software contracts are eligible for a free automatic firmware update that will enable this new feature automatically when the BPWin software is updated.

Established in 1985, BPM Microsystems is known for its long history of disruptive innovation including the first universal programmer with socket modules, the first concurrent programmer, the first automated programming system with vision centering, the first flash programmer with Vector Engine and DDR and the first high-yield CSP programming system. BPM presently leads the programming industry with automated programming of CSP devices, fast programming times, rapid support for complex integrated circuits and productivity.

New Software Feature from BPM Microsystems Improves Tape Loader Teaching Process

HOUSTON, TX–May 21, 2013– BPM Microsystems announces that with the release of BPWin version 5.32.0, tape loader users now have the option to advance their tape reel by millimeters, mils or pocket count at the end of a job for an improved teaching process.

By installing the latest BPWin software release, automated system users with a V-TEK tape loader can now enter the desired leader/trailer tape length in either millimeters or mils via the “Tape Options Wizard.” The software will automatically calculate the number of pockets needed to advance the reel at the end of a job session. This allows for a faster, more intuitive teaching process, leading to greater machine uptime.

The new software feature conforms to V-TEKS’s leader/trailer tape reel advance method and is an enhancement over previous versions of BPWin that required users to manually calculate or count the number of pockets to advance at the end of a job.

BPM Microsystems is committed to providing its customers with the best user experience possible. The company adds new software features to each full software release to ensure that its customers receive continuous improvements.

Additional software features released in BPWin 5.32.0 can be found in the software release notes located under the Help menu of BPWin.

BPM Microsystems improves traceability with new laser marker software feature

HOUSTON, TX—May 15, 2013 —BPM Microsystems announces that with the release of BPWin version 5.32.0, automated system users now have the option to laser mark their devices with the programming socket location for improved traceability and quality assurance.

By downloading the latest BPWin software release, 3000 and 4000 series users with a laser marker can mark an additional line of text that specifies the programming socket location. This feature can help trace the programmed device back to the specific programming socket location for improved traceability and quality assurance. The socket location laser mark feature is an enhancement over previous software versions that allowed customers to mark serial numbers and date and time.

BPM Microsystems is committed to providing its customers with the best user experience possible. The company adds new software features to each full software release to ensure its customers receive continuous improvements.

Additional software features released in BPWin 5.32.0 can be found in the software release notes located under the Help menu of BPWin.