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Multiprog (XL) programmers
Manufactured in Germany, these programmers are quite excellent! They have a lucious LCD display, giving you all sorts of information about what your programmer is doing and what is being programmed.
It looks splendid, although quality and price ratio should not be out of the ordinary, it's price is  high,
but let me say that this programmer worth every penny.


2 fast AVR RISC controller with about 7 Mips on board
Update of Bios via serial interface
large PLD unit, update possible by software
programable clock generator
LCD display for showing functional mode in clear text
all wires of the serial interface available
4 buttons for switching functional mode and reset
5 LED indicating mode and data stream
Smartcard slot for all usual cards with ISO standard
DIP socket for programing of PIC/AVR controller + EEPROMs
Emulation mode:
Mouse mode with 3,5 and 6 MHz clock
PICPROG mode, LudiPipo compatible
SPI/AVR mode, for programming of Atmel
Easy-Check-Mode for GSM cards, telephone cards, health insurance scheme cards and banking cards
Twoprog mode, simple treatment of goldwafer cards
new programmer with illumination display
TwoProg 2.3  programming software

Twostone-Card with PIC16F84 and EEPROM 24C16
Twostone-Card with PIC16F84 and EEPROM 24C64/65
Wafercard Gold with PIC16F84 and EEPROM 24C16
AVR-Card with ATMEL AT90S8515
AVR-Card with ATMEL AT90S8535
AVR-Card with ATMEL AT90S2323
AVR-Card with ATMEL AT90S2343
Piccard2 with PIC 16F876 and EEprom 24LC64/65

Multiprog 2001XL General Info.
6 emulations in one programming device
- mouse mode, compatible to Multimouse, Smartmouse, Dumpmouse etc., clock frequency 3,5 and 6 MHz, reset inverted and not inverted, perfect reset timing.
- PIC Programmer, compatible to Ludipipo and JDM programmer; works on each serial interface, programming voltage by integrated Voltage Generator.
- I˛C programmer, for programming of I˛C EEPROMs of Twostone-PIC and wafer card.
- SPI programmer, for Twostone-AVR, Yupiter card, FUN card and AVR chip from ATMEL®
- Easy-check emulation for processing of telephone cards, health insurance scheme cards, GSM cards and money cards.
- TWOPROG, the simle to handle programming tool works together with MP2001XL without problem
Changeover of functions by 3 buttons (+ reset button).
Changing over logic in PLD circuit.
Run by fast AVR RISC controller.
Update of controller BIOS possible via serial interface.
Update of PLD circuit possible by software.
LCD display with 14 digit shows present operation mode in clear text.
5 LED for functional and data flow check.
Clock frequency free programmable by PLL circuit.
No jumpers required for configuration.
Internal generation of programming voltage, therefore power supply from 7,5V is sufficient.
Soft handling of cards by shunt resistors and voltage switch off.
Available standard software can be used.
DIP socket for programming of PIC and AVR controller as well as serial EEPROMs.
Power supply:
Multiprog Quadro requires a simple, nonstabilized 300mA universal mains plug power supply. Set the voltage of power supply to 7,5V or 9V. If you take a stabilized power supply, please set voltage to 9V. Moltiprog 2001XL is protected against wrong poled voltage. The plus pole should be in the center of the coaxial plug.
The runing voltage controller (IC1) gets warm, that is normal. Please do not set the input voltage to high, since voltage controller gets to hot then. The required PIC programming voltage of 12V is gererated on MP2001XL by a voltage cascade. Therefore in difference to elder programmers such high power supply voltage is not required.
RS232 cable:
Please use a 1:1 connected RS232 prolonging cable, but no Nullmodem cable.
Right to the card slot there are three buttons for the operation mode, what are labeled with “SELECT”, “F1” and “F2”. By “SELECT” the emolation gets changed, “F1” and “F2” change parameters depending on the chosen emulation.
On the backside besides the RS232 connect you find the RESET button, what mainly is needed for software development. In normal mode MP2001XL will be set to default by pressing this button. During programming procedure these button must never get pressed, since you could destroy the pluged in card or the connected DIL chip. When you press the RESET button the RESET LED will light up.
BIOS and PLD update:
Should be nessesary an update of the BIOS or PLD chip, you will find it on the homepage of and . Have a look at these web pages from time to time, if there is something new for your Multiprog2001XL.
The DIP programming sockets:
PIC-, AVR controller and EEPROMs in DIP format you can program via DIL sockets.
The 18 pin socket (PIC 16x84) is designed for the controller 16C84, 16F84 and 16F84A. The programming runs in “PICPROG” mode with IC-Prog or Ponyprog. In “TWOPROG” mode the controller can get programmed also with TWOPROG2.2b software.
For the programming of PIC16C508 or 16C509 please plug the chip to the marked place in the 18 pin socket. The programming runs in “PICPROG” mode with IC-Prog or Ponyprog.
I˛C EEPROMs 24C01, 02, 04, 16, 32, 64, 65 please plug in the marked postion “EEPROM1” in the 18 pin socket. The programming runs in “PICPROG” mode with IC-Prog or Ponyprog. In the “TWOPROG” mode you can program EEPROMs only in the 20 pin socket “EEPROM2” by TWOPROG2.2b.
AVR controller AT90S1200, 90S2313 get programmed in the 20 pin socket. The programming runs in “AVR/SPI” mode with IC-Prog or Ponyprog.
AVR controller AT90S2323, 90S2343 get programmed in the marked position in the 20 pin socket. The programming runs in “AVR/SPI” mode with IC-Prog or Ponyprog.
You are adviced to set the socket by F2 to mode “CARD” voltage free, before you plug or pull a DIP chip for programming. Before you start the programming software, switch the voltage on by F2 to “DIP” mode.
With programms like ICProg or PonyProg the DIP EEPROMs get programmed in Pipo/JDM mode. Set the EEPROM in the right position in the PIC socket (according to print on board) and set mode “PICPROG”. The “I˛C/EEP” mode is to set only for programming of EEPROMs on Twostone/PIC cards.
5 emulation mode by SELECT button:
“0/1 MOUSE”, Multimouse/Smartmouse emulation
Button F1 = select clock frequency between 6,0 MHz (mode 0) and 3,5 MHz (mode 1)
Button F2 = select RESET between inverted “NOR” and not inverted “INV”
“2 PICPROG”, Ludipipo/JDM emolation
Button F1 = no function
Button F2 = select between smartcard “CARD” and DIP programming “DIP”
“3 I˛C/EEP”, EEPROM on the Twostone/PIC card
Button F1 = no function
Button F2 = select between smartcard “CARD” and DIP programming “DIP”
“4 SPI/AVR”, AVR/Twostone-Yupiter
Button F1 = no function
Button F2 = select between smartcard “CARD” and DIP programming “DIP”
“5 EASY-CHECK”, emulation for chip card reading program “EASY-CHECK”
Button F1 = no function
Button F2 = no function
The Multiprog 2000 emulation mode:
That does exist no longer. Therefore exists
This mode gets activated with programms of version 2.2b and higher. Therefore Multiprog 2001 XL must be set to Mouse mode (0 or 1) and no card must be pluged into the slot.
Once Twoprog started, the display will show “TWOPROG ---“.
In this mode all functions of Twoprog can be used direct by MP2001XL. For the handling of Twoprog please read the help file belonging to the program. When you quit Twoprog, the MP2001XL goes to Mouse mode; should these not happen automaticaly, the RESET button of the MP2001XL must get pressed.
DIP chips can get programmed also in Twoprog mode. When “Insert Card” is shown, you can press button F1 for start of programming procedure. EEPROMs must be pluged to the on board marked position in the AVR socket (EEPROM2).
Contrast setting:
Turn the contrast controller counterclockwise, until the text on display can be read clearly.
Serial numbers:
Your Multiprog 2001 XL has one unique serial number. You can disply the serial number by holding “F1” and “F2” together and pressing the RESET button (please only with empty card slot and empty DIL socket).
To avoid damage of the Multiprog Quadro/2001 by static electricity, please pay attention the following hints:
- Only touch the board on the edge.
- Discharge your body by touching some grounded metal (PC casing).