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Copying Eproms?



Jan 1, 1970

Is there equipment available to duplicate an eprom?

Dr. Anton T. Squeegee

Jan 1, 1970

Is there equipment available to duplicate an eprom?

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?"

tim gorman

Jan 1, 1970
kim said:

Is there equipment available to duplicate an eprom?

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