What's New from Andromeda Research

AccuTouch PROBE FOR FAST IN-CIRCUIT EEPROM WORK
The AccuTouch probe is designed as a quick-connect option for in-circuit reading and progamming of 8 pin SOIC serial eeproms. The probe can be used as an alternative to the traditional surface mount clip. The probe is fabricated using spring loaded pins each with a 4 point crown tip. The 4 point tip will penetrate a typical layer of sealant without cleaning. The probe is fabricated with an alignment notch which is placed over the chip package. Once in place, you press straight down allowing the notch to straddle the eeprom while the pins contact the leads. The probe is held in place for reading and programming operations.
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Subaru BIU Probe Set eliminates the difficult task of desoldering or connecting to the module micro eeprom
The Subaru BIU (Body Integrated Unit) incorporates a micro eeprom (MSOP package) which, because of its very small size, poses a challenge for both desoldering or direct connection. The probe set is specifically designed to address accessing this part with a simple four connection procedure. The part is easily read in-circuit by pressing two pin-point probes into the circuit assembly plus attaching two standard probes to an existing board test connector. Once the probes are attached (less than 60 seconds) the read operation is completed by pressing two keys. The BIU Probe Set includes the probes, laminated card with step-by-step instructions and photos of the connection points, plus a hinged lid storage case.
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VERSION 6.0F SOFTWARE RELEASED
V6.0 command list
Version 6.0F software is now available. This version of the control program includes new devices such as the L02 eeprom found in the latest automotive modules. V6.0F also includes a new buffer editor command (GET CONFIRMED DATA). This command was designed primarily for in-circuit reading of serial eeproms. By pressing a single key (G) the system will confirm connection to the part then read the part data into the buffer. Once the data is read, the system then compares the part data with the buffer data. If the buffer data and part data match, then the buffer data is valid. Otherwise it is invalid.(additional information)
You can download the software here: updates.html
ANDROMEDA RESEARCH NOW OFFERS RECONDITIONED TOUGHBOOK COMPUTERS
Toughbooks
Many customers have requested that Andromeda Research offer complete turn-key packages which not only includes the programming kit, but also a suitable host machine. To address these requests, Andromeda Research offers two Toughbook models: A full size notebook (CF-29) or a smaller format tablet (CF-18). All machines are fully tested, reconditioned and loaded with the original factory software and drivers. (additional information)
NEW ORGANIZATION AND TRAVEL CASE AVAILABLE
Copy machine kit information
The Andromeda Research Organization and Travel Case allows you to keep your programming unit, adapters, clips and probes plus more in one organized package. The case is fabricated using sturdy, high quality, industrial grade material including a rugged carry strap. When closed, the cover latches in place using quick release parachute clips. Inside, the case is divided into three pockets; one large specifically for the programming unit, a second with sufficient space for adapters, clips and probes plus a third for smaller items. (additional information)
UPDATED LOCKSMITH KITS NOW AVAILABLE
Locksmith kit information
Many locksmiths are have expressed interest in working with the EEPROM chips in vehicle immobilizers and ECUs. To address these requests, Andromeda Research has created two updated kits which are targeted specifically at vehicle locksmith applications. Both kits are based on the proven technology of the automotive kit components but also include specific locksmith librarian applications, A Toyota/Lexus ECU syncronization block plus Honda RED and Black keys.
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LOGIC/TEST PROBE HELPS SOLVE IN-CIRCUIT PROGRAMMING PROBLEMS
Logic-test probe information
Andromeda Research products are designed for in-circuit reading/programming (parts are not removed from the board) of EEPROMS and microcontrollers whenever possible. Although rare, there are instances where in-circuit access is inhibited due to excessive circuit loading by components or connections on the target assembly. The programming system will limit drive current to avoid damaging assembly components. In most cases there is a pin or pins on the target part which causes the problem. The purpose of the LOGIC/TEST PROBE is to identify which pin(s) present the in-circuit load. Once identified, the offending pin can be isolated or lifted which prevents the need to unsolder the entire part. The LP-1 addresses the loading issue by allowing you to test each pin for in-circuit compatibility. (additional information)
NEW AND IMPROVED PROGRAMMING SYSTEM ADAPTERS
SPI DIRECT DRIVE ASSEMBLY
Part#CABLE8/DD
The new SPI DIRECT DRIVE CABLE ASSEMBLY is designed to allow the system to connect to the latest high speed SPI memory parts used on computer motherboards and other technology based products. For reliable communication, the drive electronics must be located physically close to the part. (additional information)
SPI direct drive cable assembly
8 PIN CLAMSHELL ADAPTER
Part#ASOIC8S
The 8 PIN CLAMSHELL ADAPTER allows you to work with 8 pin surface mount chips which have been removed (unsoldered) from the circuit assembly. Although Andromeda Research adapters and connection options are designed for in-circuit reading and programming, some customers have requested out of curcuit support. (additional information)
8 pin eeprom clamshell adapter
IMPROVED 44 PIN SOIC ADAPTER
Part#ASOIC44/M8
The 44 PIN SOIC adapter design has been improved by the addition of the 28F family. The previous design was limited to the 29F family of 44 pin flash memory parts. The updated design now supports both the 28F and 29F families in both LV and 5V options. The 28F parts are found frequently in automotive ECUs. (additional information)
44 pin 28F400 soic adapter