devices are introduced all the time
Semiconductor manufacturers are continually introducing
new products into the marketplace with new package
types, sizes and shapes, and new technologies to support
the need for flexibility, quality and speed in today's
product design and manufacturing. Data I/O created
programming equipment and algorithms for over 400
new devices during 1996 alone.
A typical programmable device undergoes several changes
during its lifetime in an effort to maintain or improve
device characteristics and process yields.
algorithms change, too
These changes may require a new programming algorithm
for an existing device. An algorithm is a set of instructions
that tells the programmer how to program your design
into a particular type of device. Data I/O works with
nearly 100 semiconductor manufacturers worldwide,
staying ahead of new device introductions and device
changes, and supporting these device improvements
with new algorithms. Our commitment is to support
these changes before the new or modified parts are
distributed, so you can be sure you're always using
the latest programming algorithms that were specifically
created for the device you are programming.
the latest algorithms is your key to reliability
Using the newest algorithm is optimal. In many cases,
while the older algorithm will program the device,
it may not provide the throughput or level of data
retention that would be possible with the newest algorithm.
Failure to use the most current algorithm can decrease
your programming yields, increase programming times,
or even affect the long term reliability of the programmed