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  1. willwatts

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    EPROM Chips are used for what? to load the bootloader file on to an EPROM chip
    What files are mostly on EPROM chips? a bootloader hex file? or what would you burn or load onto EEPROM chips?
    Circuits in the 70's and 80's use to have EEPROM chips, why don't they use EEPROM chips anymore?
     
  2. Gryd3

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    Let me first ask you if you know what an EEPROM chip is before you ask what it is used for.

    Edit: I'm going to try to give you the smallest amount of information possible by helping to encourage you to find your own answer. Once you tell me what is is, we can move from there ;)
     
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    Yes, this question is far too broad and I would encourage Danny to edit his question to give it more focus. If he doesn't, the thread risks being closed early...

    I concur with Gryd3 that Willy also needs to demonstrate that he actually knows what an EEPROM is.
     
  4. willwatts

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    When programming an EEPROM chip, is this called flashing? or burning?

    What is mostly in EEPROM files? just binary code ? hex file code?

    What have you guys seen EEPROM chips used for?

    what would the files have on them to download onto an EEPROM chip?

    I'm sure you have seen many circuits that use EEPROM chips, what files do you think were on an EEPROM chip?

    What did the files have on them you think? just to store memory data or pre-stored memory data?

    Does this help make it clear?
     
  5. Gryd3

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    Let me start by saying you irritated me by ignoring my request.
    Explaining how to use EEPROM to you, if you don't know what it is is going to be a waste of time.
    I will be short and to the point, and anything missing can be googled. If you wan't more details, show my some evidence that you understand without doing a simple copy/paste from another website.

    EEPROM is a type of non-volatile memory.

    Pick your poison, flashing, burning, writing, the end result is that you now have data on the chip.
    This shows that you have no idea what EEPROM is... but I can tell you a lot of the EEPROM currently in my home currently store a file system and a few binary files. as well as some text and audio.
    Numerous applications that require non-volatile memory
    This makes no sense... why would a file need to have something on or in it to be stored on EEPROM?
    Binary, Hex, Text, Audio, Video, etc... depends what it is used for.
    Please explain what memory data or pre-stored memory data is... ?
    Not really... you just asked some more odd questions that show a lack of required knowlege.
    You should not be asking about such complex items if you do not understand the basics.

    If you ignore any of the questions I have posted, I will take that as a sign that you do not read the replies, and I will no longer reply to you.
     
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    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Willy, if you fail to answer the questions asked of you then I will close this thread.

    You have 1 more chance. There will be no more warnings.

    This is your question:

    Willy, what is an EEPROM?

    (after you have addressed this, you may answer the questions posed by Gryd3, but ASK NONE OF YOUR OWN until we are satisfied that you know enough to make sense of the answer).
     
  7. davenn

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    Danny,
    if you don't answer the question that has previously be asked twice
    before you continue with more questions, I will lock the thread

    so here for a 3rd time ...
    DO YOU KNOW WHAT AN EEPROM IS ?

    What do the letters EEPROM stand for ?

    Dave
     
  8. davenn

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    snap
     
  9. willwatts

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    non-volatile memory, EEPROM is just memory Locations

    Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory

    Because it would be just random code, files, data on the EEPROM


    ROM, Pre-stored, means the data,files, code was stored in the EEPROM
    RAM Non-pre stored, means the data or files is stored in memory for a short time for the Microcontroller to do a calculation

    EEPROM is not RAM , it's ROM you can only pre store data, files, code . The uC can only fetch it and read it
     
  10. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Wrong.

    Google EEPROM. Then answer the question again.
     
  11. profbuxton

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    The most amusing poster on any forum! I have seen his posts on a number of forums and always with the same level of ignorant disregard for any effort to understand replies to his queries. I expect it is pointless to try to answer his queries in any logical or informative manner as these are totally ignored and any effort to find out his knowledge level is ignored.
    But its fun to read his inane queries and see who bites.
     
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  12. davenn

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    hi there profbuxton

    did you read his signature specially done by the mods ? ;)
     
  13. willwatts

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    What else are EEPROM used for?
    1.) To store information
    2.) Data saved when power is removed
    3.) store data Calibration tables
    4.) Store Device Configurations
    5.) What else add to the list?
     
  14. (*steve*)

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    You have failed to heed my warning
     
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