The flexibility of PRIME8 allows for use of an SD card reader to eliminate the need for a PC at the point of programming. The Production Interface shows a summary of all HEX files, including the target processor, description of the program and optional product image. The File Selector is useful in production settings, as you can choose and burn target processors with the least amount of user input. The CCS programmer Control Software is designed for easy set-up, programming and device verification on the PRIME8. The software gives the user the ability to utilize these key features: Powerful Command Line Options* Both GUI (graphics pop-up) and Console (DOS like) versions * Linux version with same commands * Perform all operations, control settings and evaluate results from a command line, preset desktop icon or form your own PC software Easy to use Production Interface* Point, Click Board™ and program * Associate comments and images with hex files for easy selection * Hands-Free mode will start programming each time a new target is connected to the programmer * PC audio cues indicate success and fail Extensive Diagnostics* Each target pin connection can be individually tested * Programming and debugging is tested with known good programs * Various PC driver tests to identify specific driver installation problems Enhanced Security Options* Erase chips that failed programming * Verify protected code so that it cannot be read after programming * File wide CRC checking FREE DownloadsNew unit firmware can be downloaded from the web to add support for new devices. Free! Simply write it, program it and verify it - it is so easy even a non-technical operator can use the PRIME8! NEW Tag-ConnectSave production costs with .