50th Anniversary - Bringing Technology to Life https://info.dataio.com/50thanniversary Since 1972, Data I/O has developed innovative semiconductor programming and security provisioning solutions to bring the worlds technology to life. . . en Thu, 12 May 2022 17:25:36 GMT 2022-05-12T17:25:36Z en The Model 261 - First Board Level Programmer https://info.dataio.com/50thanniversary/the-model-261-first-board-level-programmer <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://info.dataio.com/50thanniversary/the-model-261-first-board-level-programmer" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://info.dataio.com/hubfs/Model261%20link%20imaage%20copy.png" alt="Data I/Os Model 261 Board Level Programmer from 1981" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;">The Model 261 board level programmer (BLP) was first delivered to Bell Labs/Western Electric in 1981 and later to Sperry Flight in 1982. The BLP was housed in a desk-type console and based on an earlier design from Data I/O founders, Milt Zeutschel and Gordy Nichols. It was the first of its kind and able to program up to eight (8) boards at once, with each up to 36 PROMs. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;">Below is a 1982 article that appeared in a company newsletter describing the Model 261.&nbsp;</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://info.dataio.com/50thanniversary/the-model-261-first-board-level-programmer" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://info.dataio.com/hubfs/Model261%20link%20imaage%20copy.png" alt="Data I/Os Model 261 Board Level Programmer from 1981" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;">The Model 261 board level programmer (BLP) was first delivered to Bell Labs/Western Electric in 1981 and later to Sperry Flight in 1982. The BLP was housed in a desk-type console and based on an earlier design from Data I/O founders, Milt Zeutschel and Gordy Nichols. It was the first of its kind and able to program up to eight (8) boards at once, with each up to 36 PROMs. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;">Below is a 1982 article that appeared in a company newsletter describing the Model 261.&nbsp;</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=6899205&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Finfo.dataio.com%2F50thanniversary%2Fthe-model-261-first-board-level-programmer&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Finfo.dataio.com%252F50thanniversary&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> 50th Anniversary Mon, 09 May 2022 21:24:21 GMT higginj@dataio.com (Jennifer Higgins) https://info.dataio.com/50thanniversary/the-model-261-first-board-level-programmer 2022-05-09T21:24:21Z