As a full-service PCB manufacturing partner, POE understands how important high-quality integrated circuit (IC) programming is to our customers. Our IC programming services provide the firmware and programming expertise needed to load the correct digital code into the microcontrollers, memory chips and programmable logic specified in the PCB design. We are able to streamline our customers' supply chains, minimize risks and defects, and ensure that customer-assembled boards perform flawlessly from day one.
Advantages of choosing POE's IC programming service
POE provides a one-stop service for customers to provide all the ICs they need. You place an order with us and we handle sourcing, programming, testing and assembly of all components - freeing you to focus on product development.
When your PCB is in production, we program the associated ICs to your specifications. This reduces the time it takes to ship your first assembled prototype and production run.
We optimize our IC programming volumes and schedules to precisely match your PCB requirements, avoiding the added cost of excess inventory and component minimum order quantities.
Before placing any programmed IC on your PCB, we perform extensive automated testing to verify that it functions properly and operates reliably after assembly. This greatly improves assembly yield.
We maintain complete records linking each programmed IC to the PCB it resides on, giving you complete traceability from assembly to finished board for maximum assurance and auditability.
Our IC programming lab is designed to support urgent lead times as short as 24 hours to keep up with your constant board prototyping cycle.
Our independent, restricted-access programming lab follows ISO security best practices to protect your firmware and intellectual property at all stages of IC programming.
With years of experience, we have the expertise, equipment and processes to program virtually any IC type for our PCB manufacturing customers, including:
• Serial EEPROM
We handle ICs from all major chip suppliers - 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit - for your PCB design needs.
To ensure the highest quality results, our IC programming process includes:
• JTAG test of 100% IC before and after programming
• Continuously monitor each IC's programming voltage and current
• Record batch-specific yield data for analysis and continuous improvement
• Strict environmental controls in our programming lab
• Complete genealogy tracking using ISO 9001 procedures
In addition to basic firmware loading, our advanced IC programming solutions provide:
• Device serialization and sequential numbering
• Laser marking and labeling of programmed ICs
• Program the IC in the socket on your PCB prototype
• Supports all major programming protocols such as JTAG, I2C and SPI
• Consulting and troubleshooting for complex firmware challenges
• Firmware encryption, access restrictions and hardware lock options
• Post-PCB assembly lifecycle management for firmware updates and refurbishment
When evaluating an IC programming partner for your PCB product, consider:
• Our extensive PCB design and manufacturing experience
• We are professionally certified
• A track record of successfully serving clients like you
• Program lab resources for rapid delivery when needed
• Tracking and security processes are built into our ISO certified quality management system
• Commitment to provide you with zero defect products and solutions every time
Please feel free to contact us to discuss your specific IC programming requirements based on your overall PCB fabrication needs. We look forward to working with you!