Production Programming...

Discussion created by MIKE YETSKO on Apr 12, 2006
Latest reply on Apr 18, 2006 by John Pavlick
I just turned out over 50 boards.  Since this is 'early production', I just hooked them up to the BDM via the 2x3 header and then brought up CodeWarrior and hit <F5>
Obviously I don't want to do that for 2000 boards on a regular basis.
On a previous project, I put a 'section' of 0.156" cardedge on the board and made an adapter with a card cage and just have the board a 'drop in'.  That wasn't an option on this case.
What I'm looking for is some kind of 'clip' that I can 'plug in' to a PCB if I leave the 2x3 header pins off the boards.  Sorta of like a 'nail board' used to do for PCB testing years ago.
If I can't find one already made, I was thinking of taking 2 pieces of 1x3 header pin strips and putting a piece of foam in between them.  I could squeeze the foam, insert it into the 2x3 hole pattern, and when I left go, the foam would hold the pins in place as it expanded. 
Ok, that's the mechanical issue.  Now for the computer side.  I obviously don't want to have to do this by using CW, hitting F5 and bringing up the debugger for each board.  Is there any simple way to 'automate' the programming through the USB-BDM pod?  I'm sure there's got to be some kind of 'batch' language I can write a script for.