SuperPro 501S N*Cluster

( * N = 1-20 units )

USB 2.0 Interfaced, ultra-high speed stand-alone economy universal device programmer.

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SuperPro 501S N4 Cluster is composed of x4 units of our newest and fastest SuperPro 501S programmer w/ 4 pieces of 512 CF cards. As a SuperPro 501S N*Cluster owner, users get two programmers packaged into one! SuperPro 501S N*Cluster owners, have the benefit of using it as:

1. A universal programmer for engineering application.
2. Secondly, as a manufacturing programmer for volume production.

For production operation, SuperPro 501S N*Cluster operates in stand-alone (without a PC attached) mode. Each unit supports devices from manufacturers including EPROM, EEPROM and Flash memory, PIC, AVR and other popular microcontrollers and PLDs. By operating multiple programmers simultaneously you can use them in high volume production environment.


  • Programs devices with Vcc as low as 1.2V.
  • Ultra fast programming speed: Programs and verifies 64 Mb NOR FLASH memory in 11.3 seconds and 43.4 sec for 64 Mb Eeprom (QB25F640S33B60).
  • Built with 48 universal pin-drivers for support of today’s most complex devices. Universal and device independent socket adapters are available for various packages.
  • The programmer operates in either PC hosted mode or stand-alone mode.

    • Under PC hosted mode, a PC controls the programmer via a high-speed USB2.0 connection to program a chip.
    • Under stand-alone mode, the user controls the programmer via 20-characters, 4-line LCD display with 6-KEY keypad. A CF (compact flash) card stores the project files. In stand-alone mode, the user can operate multiple units to construct a concurrent multiprogramming system.

  • ISP/ICP programming capability through optional ISP/ICP adapter.
  • Only IC manufacturer approved programming algorithms provide high reliability.
  • Vcc verification at (+5%~-5%) and (10%~-10%) enhances programming reliability.
  • Provides over-current and over-voltage protection for safety of the chip and programmer hardware.
  • Compatible with Windows Vista x32 and Win 7 x64
  • CE and ROHS Compliant
  • Includes the following advanced and powerful software functions:
    • Chip operation starts immediately upon proper chip insertion in Production Mode.
    • The Project function simplifies processes such as device selection, file loading, device configuration setting, program option, and batch file setting into one step.
    • Password protection provides security for project files and production volume control.
    • The Batch command combines device operations like program, verify, security into a single command at any sequence.
    • Serial number generators are available as standard or customer-specific functions.
    • A Log file provides quality tracking.

Speed Comparison:

    Device Program + Verify (Sec) Compare with SP3000U Type
    AT28C64B 0.8(P)+0.1(V)= 0.9(s) 1.2(P)+0.8(V)= 2.0(s) 64Kb EEPROM
    24AA128 2.7(P)+1.8(V)= 4.5(s) 5.0(P)+4.0(V)= 9.0(s) 128Kb EEPROM
    QB25F640S33B60 29.0(P)+14.4(V)= 43.4(s) 55.2(P)+41.4(V)= 96.6(s) 64Mb EEPROM
    AT89C55WD 2.5(P)+0.4(V)= 2.9(s) 3.3(P)+1.0(V)= 4.3(s) 20KB FLASH MCU
    S25FL064A 43.9(P)+14.7(V)= 58.6(s) 72.8(P)+41.4(V)= 114.2(s) 64Mb SPI EEPROM
    PIC16F876A 10.1(P)+0.8(V)= 10.9(s) 22.1(P)+06.2(V)= 28.3(s)  
    PIC18F442 5.1(P)+1.1(V)= 6.2(s) 13.6(P)+06.7(V)=20.3(s)  

Device Updates:
  • XELTEK updates software and device algorithm regularly.
  • View the latest Device List.

Warranty Support:

  • Standard 2 Years Warranty: Included with purchase of SuperPro 501S. Covers device update and repair.

Volume Production Solutions:

  • By operating multiple programmers simultaneously, you can use them in a high volume production environment.

  • Cluster the programmers for flexible and easy volume production.

  • Optional Compact Flash card is necessary to store user data, and device algorithm in stand-alone operation. For most operations, XELTEK recommends the 512MB size.

  • Hardware & Electrical Specifications:

    • Devices Supported: EPROM, Paged EPROM, Parallel and Serial EEPROM, FPGA Configuration PROM, FLASH memory (NOR & NAND), BPROM, NVRAM, SPLD, CPLD, EPLD, Firmware HUB, Microcontroller, MCU, Standard Logic
    • PC interface: USB2.0 (High speed)
    • Stand-alone memory: Compact FLASH Card
    • Power supply: AC Adapter: Input AC 90V- 250V; Output: 12V/2A
    • Main unit: Dimensions 178(L) * 130(W) * 40(h) mm;
    • Package: Dimensions 320(L) * 300(W) * 85(H) mm; Weight 18 Lbs (8.2 Kg )

    Items included:

    • Four SuperPro 501S Programmer with a DIP48 Adapter
    • Four 512 MB Compact Flash Card
    • AC adapter
    • Software CD
    • USB2.0 Cable
    • User's Manual

    Optional accessories:

    • Adapter in various packages
    • CF card for stand-alone operation