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EPSILON5 MK3 - Portable high-speed USB In-System (ISP) Programmer (standard version)

 
 
 
The Epsilon5 Portable USB ISP Programmer is a high-speed development / field / production programmer supporting most in-system programmable (ISP) microcontrollers from Atmel, Philips and Zensys. The programmer can be operated under PC control during development and for project configuration / uploading using the EQTools Toolsuite. For field / production applications the unit is designed to operate in ‘Standalone Mode’. A ‘Programming Project’ can be recalled from the on-board non-volatile FLASH memory and programmed into a Target System by pressing a single key. All the popular ISP headers are catered for including the new JTAG ISP Port required for fast programming of the Atmel ATmega AVR and AT91SAM7 families.
 
Ideal programmer for development, field service and production applications
 
 

Features

 
 
Supports PC Controlled and Standalone Programming
Main features
Controlled / configured by Equinox EQTools Software
Standalone Programming Mode
Target Interface Capabilities
ISP Header Support
Typical applications
Device Support

Supports PC Controlled and Standalone Programming
  • Development Mode - using Equinox Development Suite (EDS) under PC control
  • Standalone Mode - ideal for field or small-scale production use (no PC required)

Main features
  • Fastest programming times possible due to on-board data, high-speed SPI and JTAG port
  • Supports programming of FLASH, EEPROM, FUSE bits, Security bits and RC Oscillator Calibration bytes
  • 2Mbits of on-board non-volatile FLASH memory for user project storage (Standalone Mode)
  • SCK2 Oscillator signal for externally clocking ATmega & ATtiny microcontrollers during programming
  • On-board +12V Vpp generator for programming Atmel ATtiny11/12/15 microcontrollers in 'High voltage Serial Mode'
  • JTAG Port - FAST ISP using JTAG algorithm (license upgrade)

Controlled / configured by Equinox EQTools Software
  • Equinox Development Suite (EDS)
  • Project Builder - to create/edit Programming Projects
  • Project Manager - to create and maintain Project Collections
  • Project Upload / Download Utility - to upload projects to the programmer for use in Standalone Mode

Standalone Programming Mode

In ‘Standalone Mode’, the EPSILON5 is controlled via the push buttons on the front panel of the programmer - no PC connection is required.The programmer can store one 'Standalone Programming Project' which can then be executed multiple times by simply pressing the 'Autoprogram' button.

In Standalone Mode...

  • Programmer is completely portable as no PC connection is required
  • Programmer supports storage of 1 x  'Standalone Programming Project' in the non-volatile On-board 512kbyte FLASH Memory Store .
  • Single key auto-program mode - supports repetitive programming of the same project
  • Simple BUSY / PASS / FAIL indication via 'Programmer Status LEDs'
  • Operator can not inadvertently change the programming data or settings

 To configure the programmer for 'Standalone Mode'...

  • A Project Collection containing a single  'Standalone Programming Project'  must be uploaded on a one-off basis to the programmer using the EQTools PC software
  • This is a single file which can be easily distributed to remote sites. It contains all projects, Hex File data, Fuse information etc. 

Target Interface Capabilities

The EPSILON5 programmer supports the following Target Programming Interfaces / Algorithms:

  • Atmel AVR - SPI - Serial Programming Mode
  • Atmel AT89S - SPI - Serial Programming Mode
  • Atmel ATtiny11/12/15 High-Voltage Serial Programming Mode
  • UART Boot Loader - for Atmel T89C51Rx2 8051 microcontrollers
  • UART Boot Loader - for Philips P89C51Rx2 and P89C66x 8051 microcontrollers
  • Atmel ATmega JTAG In-System Programming (ISP) - chargeable upgrade
  • 24Cxxx Serial EEPROMs I2C (Two-Wire Interface) - chargeable upgrade
  • AT91SAM7 JTAG In-System Programming (ISP) - chargeable upgrade
  • NXP LPC21xx JTAG In-System Programming (ISP)

ISP Header Support

The EPSILON5 programmer features all the popular In System Programming (ISP) Headers including:

  • Atmel 10-way SPI Header (for Atmel AVR and AT89S microcontrollers)
  • Equinox 10-way Header (for Atmel AVR and AT89S microcontrollers) and I2C Serial EEPROMs 
  • Atmel 6-way SPI Header (for Atmel AVR and AT89S microcontrollers)
  • Atmel 10-way JTAG ISP Header (for JTAG ISP of Atmel ATmega AVR microcontrollers)
  • Equinox 10-way UART Header (for Atmel AT89C51Rx2 and Philips P89C51RX2 and P89C66x microcontrollers)
  • A special 'ARM JTAG ISP Cable' is available to support programming of all ARM microcontrollers via the JTAG interface.

This allows the programmer to interface directly to most target systems without requiring an external cable convertor. 

Please refer to the ISP Header Overview page for full details of all available ISP Headers and ISP Cables.

Typical applications
  • Field programming - supports programming of a single customer firmware / product version
  • Distributor / Sales agent field programming applications
  • Low to medium volume production programming
  • Re-programming of product batches in production

 
 

Device Support (by manufacturer)

 
 
This product supports devices from the manufacturers listed below:
 
Atmel Corporation
Dallas Semiconductor (Maxim)
Exel Semiconductor (Rohm)
Holtek Semiconductor
IC Microsystems
ISSI
Microchip
NXP (Philips)
ON Semiconductors (Catalyst)
Ramtron
Rohm
Seiko Instruments
Sigma Designs
STMicroelectronics
Xicor

The following are available as chargeable upgrades: JTAG In-System Programming support for the Atmel ATmega AVR Family; 24Cxxx - Serial I2C EEPROM Memory Device Library and Atmel AT91SAM7 Upgrade Pack. See [Upgrades] tab.

 

Please note:
Not all devices may be supported within a family.
Please see the Detailed Device Support List for a list of all devices which the product supports.

 
 

Ordering Information...

 
 
 
EPSILON5 MK3 - Portable high-speed USB In-System (ISP) Programmer (standard version)
Epsilon5 MK3 - Portable high-speed In-System (ISP) Programmer with Standalone capability and USB / RS232 connectivity. Supports Atmel AVR via SPI interface only. Also supports some Atmel /NXP 8051 & Zensys ZWxx devices.
Manufacturer:  Equinox Technologies
Order Code: 
Equinox:  EPSILON5-A1
 483-1000-ND
 1344898
Quantity Price (GBP) [Excl. VAT]
1 - 4
156.25
5 - 9
148.44
10 - 24
140.63
24 and above
132.81

Availability:
0 in stock
10 days delivery

This product has been discontinued. Please refer to the Replacement Product instead:

EPSILON5 MKIV - Portable high-speed USB In-System (ISP) Programmer OVERVIEW
Epsilon5 MKIV - Portable high-speed In-System (ISP) Programmer with Standalone capability and USB connectivity. Supports AVR, ARM, 8051 & Zensys devices.
Manufacturer:  Equinox Technologies

For further information about related products, please see the Overview Product.



Product Information
Product:  EPSILON5 MK3 - Portable high-speed USB In-System (ISP) Programmer (standard version)
Manufacturer:  Equinox Technologies
Order Code: 
Equinox:  EPSILON5-A1
 483-1000-ND
 1344898
Availability:  0 in stock
10 days delivery
Price:   156.25 (GBP)
 [Excl. VAT]
 
 
Discontinued Product
This product has been discontinued and replaced by the following product(s):
EPSILON5 MKIV - Portable high-speed USB In-System (ISP) Programmer OVERVIEW >>
 
 
Overview Product
EPSILON5 MKIII - Portable high-speed USB In-System (ISP) Programmer OVERVIEW >>
 
 
System Contents

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Device Support
Device Support List
 
 
Downloads
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Product Software View All
EQTools Version 2 - Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Equinox Programmers >>
 
 
Product News View All
 02 February 2010:
Updated Device Support List available >>
 13 January 2009:
Cost-effective programmer 'Bundles' available - Epsilon5 & FS2009 >>
 19 November 2008:
EPSILON5 MKII - Portable ISP Programmer USB version available >>
 14 March 2008:
Equinox announce ISP support for Atmel ATmegaxxxP ‘PICO Power’ AVR Family >>
 14 March 2008:
Equinox announce ISP support for Atmel AT90USB AVR Family >>
 01 July 2007:
Digi-Key now distribute Equinox products in Europe & Asia along with North America, South America and Canada. >>
 
 
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EPSILON5 - Atmel AT91SAM7 JTAG ISP Upgrade Pack >>
EPSILON5 - JTAG In-System Programming (ISP) Upgrade >>
 
 
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