On-Board Flash Programming (OBP)

Flash memory devices have become the solution of choice as storage devices in many applications including handheld and mobile equipment such as mobile phones, PDAs etc.
Flash devices combine high density, low power consumption, better programming throughput, a smaller package, and a high flexibility provided by multiple bank architectures. With continuous increase in density and steep drops in prices, use of Flash has been increasing steadily in various segments of the industry. On-Board programming of Flash Memories using Boundary Scan Technology (IEEE1149.1) provides a significant advance in stream-lining electronics manufacturing processes.