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PPM3 MK2 - ***Old Overview Product - do not use***


The Equinox PPM3-MK2 is a high-end Production Programmer designed for high-speed In-System Programming (ISP) of programmable devices which are mounted on a Target System. The programmer connects to the Target System by means of an 'I/O Connector Module'. These modules are interchangeable allowing the programmer to support any possible target connection scheme. The programmer can be used in 'Standalone Mode' where any one of 64 pre-loaded 'Programming Projects' can be executed at the press of a button. It is also possible to use the programmer in 'Development Mode' where the EQtools - Equinox Development Suite (EDS) software is used to read / write to the Target Device under user control.


List of features

Main Features
Gang Programming Capability
Programmer Control Methods (enabled as standard)
Programmer Control Methods (chargeable License Upgrades)
PC Configuration / Driver Software - EQTools Software
Supports all popular ISP Headers to connect to the Target System
Programming Interfaces Supported
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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
  • 32Mbits 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)

Gang Programming Capability

  • Up to 16 Programming Modules can be daisy-chained from a single PC via the Equinox RS-485 Programmer Bus
  • Each channnel can program a Target System independently of the other programmers (full asynchronous programming)
  • Very high programming throughputs can be achieved in Production Environments by using multiple modules programming in parallel
  • This method also supports programming of 2 or more Target Devices on the same Target System
  • ISP-PRO - Production ISP Software is required to control more than 1 programmer on the network
  • An RS-485 Converter is required to implement multi-channel programming

Programmer Control Methods (enabled as standard)

  • Development Mode - using Equinox Development Suite (EDS) under PC control
  • Standalone Keypad Mode - Project Selection via keypad / LCD. Press key to perform an autoprogram operation (no PC required).
  • Standalone Target Sense Mode
  • ASCII Text Communications - RS-232 serial control
  • 4-Wire TTL Control - control via Remote system using 4 control signals

Programmer Control Methods (chargeable License Upgrades)
  • ISP-PRO - Production Monitoring Software
  • Remote Application Control - control via a custom application written in eg. Visual Basic, C++, C Builder
  • Labview Control - control via a custom Labview 6 application

PC Configuration / Driver Software - 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

Supports all popular ISP Headers to connect to the Target System

  • Interchangeable 'I/O Connector Modules' support all popular ISP Header formats:
  • Atmel 10-way SPI Header (as per STK200 / STK500)
  • Atmel 6-way SPI Header
  • Equinox 10-way SPI header with support for Slave Select & SCK2
  • Atmel 10-way JTAG header (as per Atmel JTAG-ICE)
  • Equinox 10-way UART header for Atmel T89C51Rx2 (8051) and Philips P89C51 ISP FLASH microcontrollers
  • Fast Connect - clip-in wire connectors
  • Wire-wrap connectors

Programming Interfaces Supported

The programmer supports the following methods of programming a Target Device:

  • Atmel AVR - 3-wire SPI + RESET
  • Atmel ATmega AVR - JTAG (TDO, TDI, TMS, TCK) using EQ-IOCON-3
  • Atmel AT89S - 3-wire SPI + RESET
  • Atmel 89C51Rx2 - UART Bootloader (TXD, RXD, PSEN & RESET)
  • Philips P89CRx2/66x - UART Bootloader (TXD, RXD, PSEN & RESET)
  • Zensys - 3-wire SPI + RESET + PROG_ENABLE


Lawicel manufacture a range of low-cost but very powerful tools which products which support the popular CANbus protocol....

CANUSB CANUSB is a very small dongle that plugs into any PC USB Port and gives an instant CAN connectivity. This means it can be treated by software as a standard COM Port (serial RS232 port) which eliminates the need for any extra drivers or by installing a direct driver DLL for faster communications and higher CAN bus loads. Sending and receiving can be done in standard ASCII format.
CANUSB-V2 CANUSB V2 is the new updated version of the original CANUSB product. It features a new ergonomic enclosure with a plug-in USB cable. All other operational features are identical to the original CANUSB product.
CAN232 CAN232 is a simple low cost tool to get connected to the CANbus via a standard RS232 port found on PC's, Embedded systems etc. It is driver independent, since all commands are ASCII commands. The CAN232 is the choice for small embedded Linux, DOS or Windows platforms where cost is important and now other alternative is availible more than a RS232 port. Free sample programs with source code in VB, Delphi, C & C++.

CANMON/PRO is a software utility which supports sending / receiving of CAN message frames using a simple graphical GUI. The utility only works in conjunction with the Lawicel CANUSB adaptor.



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Relay Analogue
ED-588 8 8       View
ED-516 16         View
ED-527   16       View
ED-538 8   6     View
ED-549       8   View
ED-560         4 View
ED-593 8



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Please note due to component obsolescence, this programmer has been re-designed.
The replacement product is now in a different enclosure and features a 2.1mm jack socket instead of a 2.5mm jack socket.
The mains power supply has been changed to a new "level 6 efficiency" supply which is compliant with US legislation.



Please note due to component obsolescence, this programmer has been re-designed.
The replacement product is now in a different enclosure and features a 2.1mm jack socket instead of a 2.5mm jack socket.
The mains power supply has been changed to a new "level 6 efficiency" supply which is compliant with US legislation.



Please note due to component obsolescence, this programmer has been re-designed.

The main change for the FS2009USB programmers is the mains power supply specification and DC jack connector.

The power supply has been updated to a newer version which is now 'Level 6 efficiency' compliant. This is now a legal requirement for use in the USA.

The Jack Socket Connector has been changed from a 2.5mm to a 2.1mm Jack Socket Connector.


(cream case version)

(new grey case version)


9V Power Supply- Universal adaptor
Input: 110-240V AC,
Output: 9V DC reg.@1.7A
2.5mm tip, centre positive

9V Power Supply- Universal adaptor
Input: 230V AC,
Output: 9V DC reg.@1.33A
Fitted with a 2.1mm centre +ve jack connector

Jack Socket Connector*



Power supply Efficiency rating

Level V

Level 6
(Compliant with new USA regulations)


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We are pleased to announce that a new set of Z-Wave SmartStart 'label templates' is now available which feature a small form factor but still contain all the required information to be Z-Wave SmartStart compliant.

Label 1 - SmartStart without UUID number encoded

QR and PIN  Dimensions: 20mm x 20mm

This is only 20mm x 20mm in size making it suitable to fit on products where there is not much room to stick a label. It features the mandatory 'Z-Wave config information' encoded into the 'QRCode' but it does NOT support a 'UUID' serial number value.

Label 2 - SmartStart with UUID number encoded

Dimensions: 30 mm x 30 mm

This is slightly larger in size because it also has the Z-Wave 'UUID' serial number value encoded into the 'QRCode'.

These label templates both feature the following:

  • QRCode graphic
  • 5-digit Z-Wave PIN value
  • Text: 'Z-WAVE DSK'

This 'label template' is one of the most popular SmartStart label layouts as it features the QRCode graphic and the PIN plus Z-Wave text to make the label easily identifyable as a Z-Wave product. If there is more space available then a larger label format could be used which includes a full Z-Wave logo.

The templates are written in Zebra ZPL language but contain macros to automatically insert the relevant parameters into the label. They are therefore only compatible with the Equinox ISP-PRO production programming software suite.

These 'label template' are available to download as part of the latest ISP-PRO version 4 or ISP-PRO version 5 full installs.


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Device Support (by family)

This product supports devices from the families listed below:
Atmel Corporation:
  • AT89(L)S - 8051 FLASH Microcontroller Family
  • AT90CAN - AVR with on-chip CAN : AVR microcontroller with on-chip CAN
  • AT90S AVR  - FLASH Microcontroller Family
  • ATmega AVR - FLASH Microcontroller Family
  • ATtiny AVR - FLASH Microcontroller Family
  • T89C51 - 8051 ISP FLASH Microcontroller Family
NXP (Philips):
  • P89C51Rx2 - 8051 FLASH Microcontroller Family
  • P89C66x - 8051 FLASH Microcontroller Family
Sigma Designs:
  • Z-Wave Single Chips - 100 Series


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.


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