Industry 4.0 and the Future of Device Programming


What is Industry 4.0?


The industrial revolution began by harnessing the power of steam and machinery to multiply what humans could do with just their hands and tools. In the early part of the 20th Century, Henry Ford began the second industrial revolution with the introduction of mass production— multiplying efficiencies by breaking down manufacturing to simple, repeatable steps. The third revolution was the advent of automation— using machines, not humans, to perform tedious, difficult or dangerous work.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, called Industry 4.0, combines intelligent devices with physical systems and components in a network of interaction and feedback previously unimagined.

Today's industry is highly automated with cyber-physical systems, IoT (Internet of Things), cloud storage, artificial intelligence (AI), real-time logistics, etc. These "smart" factories and manufacturing facilities rely on computers and the internet as much as industry in the past relied on electricity. Today, factories need to be fast and nimble on the latest, most up-to-date software and firmware releases. For specialized security devices, there's a need for secure programming of MAC address and unique ID’s. Higher density and more complex devices are being used, and as density and complexity continue to increase, outsourcing and ISP will be less attractive options. Bringing device programming in-house is the competitive advantage industry needs moving into the future.

With BPWin-API software, you have advanced features that provide access to real-time production data. The ability to monitor and control your production programming operations allows you to improve efficiencies and make decisions rapidly based on data analysis. BPM provides solutions that are secure, fast, reliable, and easy to use.

Industry 4.0 and the Future of Device Programming

What is Industry 4.0?

The industrial revolution began by harnessing the power of steam and machinery to multiply what humans could do with just their hands and tools. In the early part of the 20th Century, Henry Ford began the second industrial revolution with the introduction of mass production— multiplying efficiencies by breaking down manufacturing to simple, repeatable steps. The third revolution was the advent of automation— using machines, not humans, to perform tedious, difficult or dangerous work.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, called Industry 4.0, combines intelligent devices with physical systems and components in a network of interaction and feedback previously unimagined.

Today’s industry is highly automated with cyber-physical systems, IoT (Internet of Things), cloud storage, artificial intelligence (AI), real-time logistics, etc. These “smart” factories and manufacturing facilities rely on computers and the internet as much as industry in the past relied on electricity. Today, factories need to be fast and nimble on the latest, most up-to-date software and firmware releases. For specialized security devices, there’s a need for secure programming of MAC address and unique ID’s. Higher density and more complex devices are being used, and as density and complexity continue to increase, outsourcing and ISP will be less attractive options. Bringing device programming in-house is the competitive advantage industry needs moving into the future.

With BPWin-API software, you have advanced features that provide access to real-time production data. The ability to monitor and control your production programming operations allows you to improve efficiencies and make decisions rapidly based on data analysis. BPM provides solutions that are secure, fast, reliable, and easy to use.

BPM Delivers Faster, Better, More Profitable Device Programming for Industrial/OEM

  • Fastest Programming Speeds
  • Low-cost Standard Sockets
  • Replace sockets as needed– 1, 2, or more (we don’t make you buy 4 at a time)
  • Proven Robust Automated Platforms
  • Universal Support―All Devices on One System
  • Fast Time-To-Market for New Projects
  • Simple Scalability―Add More Capacity as Needed
  • Global Service Network Provides Local Support

High-Speed Programming

Powered by the newest 9th Generation Technology, BPM automated systems deliver the fastest programming speeds in the industry for MCUs, eMMC HS400, NAND, NOR, and Serial Flash devices. BPM’s 9th Gen technology produces 200 MHz signals, transferring each byte of data in up to 2.5 ns―up to 9 times faster than competing systems.

What’s Inside

BPM’s Automated Programming Systems have up to 12 programming sites, with up to 48 individual socket cards, to support high-volume production. Our Vector Engine Co-Processor accelerates flash memory waveforms for programming near the theoretical limits of silicon design. The faster the device, the faster it’s programmed. Our 3D Vision option inspects BGA, CSP, QFP, TSOP, SOIC and J-Lead devices for lead and ball coplanarity. Marking options include Raydiance™ Laser Marker and support for third-party labelers. Software API tools integrate your manufacturing process for tight inventory control and process management.

BPM’s Vector Engine BitBlast turbocharges programming- up to 52% faster

SanDisk SDIN8DE4-64G (with DDR)

  • Without BitBlast- 2,699.0 Seconds
  • With BitBlast- 1279.8 Seconds

True Universal Support

BPM offers True Universal Support―one solution for all your device programming requirements. It’s compatible with many existing 7th Gen and 8th Gen socket cards and algorithms, so our customers retain the value of asset investments. One universal programming site accommodates all devices, reducing the number of systems, sites, and sockets needed. That saves you money, training, complexity and floor space.

High-Quality Socket Cards

Socket cards provide the electro-mechanical interface between your device and the programmer. They deliver high-fidelity waveforms to the programmable device, ensuring very high first-pass yields. Each individual socket card can be fully utilized and easily replaced to maintain full programming capacity. Our socket card design, with a receptacle socket option, increases your manufacturing up-time, produces higher first-pass yields, and reduces replacement costs by up to 75 percent.

Complete Ecosystem

BPM Microsystems has ownership of all designs, manufacturing, and support for all programming sites, robotics, vision systems, and software, so we can provide unmatched support and responsiveness

  • Reduce your time to market by doing New Product Introduction/First Article through Automated Production with the same hardware, algorithms, and software
  • 1900 for Fast First Articles, 2900 and 2900L for Manual Production, 3900, 3910 & 4900 for Automated Productiononly BPM can deliver!
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3D Inspection

100% validation maximizes programming yield

Raydiance™ Laser

Precision marking quality for even the smallest device

9th Gen Site Technology

Future-proof investment with universal site technology

WhisperTeach™

Reduces setup time & improves job accuracy

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Increases Throughput

Higher yields, higher profits

Highest
Quality

Mission-critical standards

Future-
Proof

Low initial investment and lowest total cost of ownership

Faster &
Easier

BPWin & WhisperTeach™ deliver fast setup & production

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