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Astra distribution offers the Leaper family of products that is comprised of Programmers , Emulators, IC Testers, Logic Analyzer , Programmable Power Supply, Electronic Learning Aids, and an assortment of other niche electronic devices .

The programmers are divided into three groups: Universal, Application Specific and Stand-Alone Gang type. The first two programmer types are connected to a host PC while the Gang programmers can be operated from a host PC or in stand-alone mode.

Engineered for the electronic technician, the top-of-the-line Leaper-48 is a true Universal programmer with a device library exceeding 10,000 integrated circuits and can be updated via the internet. The value priced Leaper-10 has a device library of nearly 5000 pieces.

The Application Specific Programmers include the LP-PicStart, LP-3C, LP-3D, LP-9, LP-5E and the JTAG UDT-1.

The industrial strength production floor Stand-Alone Gang Programmers consist of the SU-300, SU-1000, SU-2000 and SU-3000.

An assortment of optional adapters are available for a variety of IC package types including SOP, SSOP, uBGA, TSOP, PLCC etc.

Logic Analyzer
The LA Series help minimize your project risk by providing the most reliable, accurate data capture and the most complete view of system behavior. These products are ideally suited for you on hardware/software debug, parametric and mixed signal testing and complex debugging. Moreover, their compact size and ability to connect to a PC makes them an ideal solution for use at remote sites.

Impulse Winding Tester
IWT-5000(Impulse Winding Tester) is the advanced design of the test instrument for the insulation performance of the coil. It is used to test the coil wire material, magnetic material, framework and process craft whose can influence debasement of the insulation performance of the coil layer, circle and down-lead.


LEAPER-10 Handy Universal Writer

The LEAPER-10 provides advanced, universal device programming support at an affordable price. The LEAPER 10 support varied-package devices in the market by its 42-pin socket and the optional full range adaptors.

The LEAPER-10 integrates powerful hardware and software to perform high quality. It can verify and test a controlled impedance environment from the programmer I/O, Vpp, Gnd and power source.

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The most attraction of the LEAPER-10 is following 4T products policy, i.e. Light, Thin, Short and Tiny. Concerning the concept of environmental protection, the LEAPER-10 avoids unnecessary over-package. LEAP is doing her responsibility for the earth.

The LEAPER-10 owns polyglot function. No matter what kind of language you would like to operate, you may amend by yourself.

In addition, the LEAPER-10 supplies the batch function with the project file of the text mode. The project file can be edited with any text editor to modify some working conditions, such as setting the device type and parameters, and the processing procedure.


  • Small, light, portable and professional design, usable with batteries.
  • Convenient and efficient printer port connection to any IBM compatible PC, Notebook.
  • Support more than 66 manufactures of semiconductors and can expand functions and devices by floppy disk.
  • System is upgradable by adding additional module.
  • Support disassembler function for MCS-48, MCS-51, PIC-16C5X, PIC16C6X, PIC16C7X, PIC16C8X, PIC17C4X, Z8.
  • Support Macro key function, able to record selected device into memory and recall by press a key.

Standard Accessories

  • Main unit
  • 25-pin printer connect cable
  • DC 12V power adaptor
  • Driver software disk
  • Operation manual


  • Full range adaptors

Physical & Environmental Specifications

  • Dimension : 16cm x 11cm x 4.5cm
  • Weight : 0.5 kgs
  • Temperature : + 5° C to + 45° C
  • Humidity : Up to 90% noncondensing
  • Altitude : Up to 5000m

Supported Devices

  • EPROM : 24 to 42-pin 8/16 bits EPROM and OTP ROM
  • EEPROM : 24 to 32-pin EEPROM series
  • EPROM : Atmel 5V flash EPROM
  • Flash EPROM: 28 to32-pin 12V or 5V flash EPROM
  • Nonvolatile RAM series
  • Serial EEPROM : 93 Cxx ~ 24 Cxx family EEPROM
  • MCS-48 : MCS-41 and MCS-48 family
  • MCS-51 : MCS-44 and MCS-51 family
  • Z-8 : SGS ~ ZILOG
  • PIC : Microchip PIC 16Cxx ~ 17Cxx ~ 12Cxx family
  • 68xxx family : Motorola 68705xx ~ 68HC705C8 ~ 68HC711xx family (adaptor)
  • Motorola 67HC705C8 family (adaptor)
  • Biporal PROM : AMD ~ Fujitsu ~ MMI ~ NS ~ Signetics ~ TI..
  • PLD ~ PAL ~ EPLD ~ EEPLD ~ FPL ~ GAL ~ PEEL ~ CPL ~ CMOSPAL : AMD ~ ATME ~ Cypress ~ HYUNDAI ~ ICT ~ GOULD ~ Lattice
  • TTL/CMOS : 54/74 family and 40/45 family
  • DRIVE : 75 family and 2003….
  • RAM : Static RAM and Dynamic RAM family (function test)
  • Dynamic RAM module series (30-pin SIP/SIMM package adaptor)
  • I/O Chip : PIA ~ PIO ~ PPI ~ PIC…
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