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Copying Eproms?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by kim, Dec 4, 2004.

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  1. kim

    kim Guest


    Is there equipment available to duplicate an eprom?
  2. Don Pearce

    Don Pearce Guest

    Just Google Eprom blower and you will find plenty.


    Pearce Consulting
  3. Readily available from many companies, under many brand names.
    Some of the more notable ones are BP Microsystems, Data I/O, Needham
    Electronics, Xeltek, and EETools.

    There are, essentially, two classes of device programmer: Fixed-
    family (my term -- there may be a more correct one) and 'Universal' or
    'pin driver' types. The fixed-family systems are the least expensive and
    simplest in design. The pin driver systems are much more complex and
    expensive, but they have the potential to be able to program just about
    any chip that can be programmed.

    You are limited only by the features you want and, as a direct
    result, how much you choose to spend. Basic memory-and-microcontroller-
    only programmers can often be had for less than $100.

    Universal or pin-driver units, the ones that can handle a much
    wider range of device types (including bipolar PROMs, PLDs, etc), start
    around $250 and go sharply up from there, clear up into the five-figure
    region for the top-line units like the Data I/O System 3900XPi.

    Searching Ebay for the phrase 'Device Programmer' or 'EPROM
    programmer' will often get useful hits.

    Alternatively, if you decide (after digging around) that a device
    programmer is too much of an investment for your needs, there are
    companies (SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT!), such as mine, that provide
    programming and copying services for a small fee. If this sounds more to
    your liking, check out:

    Happy hunting.

    Dr. Anton T. Squeegee, Director, Dutch Surrealist Plumbing Institute.
    (Known to some as Bruce Lane, ARS KC7GR,
    kyrrin (a/t) bluefeathertech[d=o=t]calm --
    "If Salvador Dali had owned a computer, would it have been equipped
    with surreal ports?"
  4. tim gorman

    tim gorman Guest

    Do a web search on the word "willem". I got one of those and it will do lots
    of commonly used eproms.

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