PROM Programmer, Universal E/PROM Programmer
, so called because they were initially designed to
program PROMs, EPROMs and EEPROMs, are synonymous with
IC device programmers
They are also referred to as universal device programmers
because they can program a host
of different types of chips or ICs without the need for additional "personality
cards" (which were used in older "non-universal" programmers.)
In a nut-shell, all of our programmers can do these for you:
Read from a chip (such as an EEPROM, EPROM, PROM, flash memory, PAL, microcontroller, etc)
Save the data into a file so that you do not need to access the master chip in the future
when you want to program more chips.
Program a brand new chip.
Erase a used chip before programming it (if that chip is electrically erasable).
Secure a chip so that the chip cannot be read by somebody else (if the chip does
have the "security" feature. Most logic chips and microcontroller chips have this
feature. Most memory chips do not have this feature.)
Read the data from a data file and use it to program a chip. (e.g. when you do not
want to use the master chip.)
Let you see the data on your computer screen as hex numbers or ASCII strings.
Allow you to edit, or change, those hex numbers or ASCII strings. (Only minor changes are
advisable. For major changes, you need to use a compiler.)
You come to the right place (Advin) if:
You are doing serious work. Your job, project and time is important
to you. (Instead of a being hobbyist and have plenty of time to kill.
In which case you may want to consider using a circuit-board programmer
such as the Willem EPROM programmer)
You want a well-built programmer. Our programmers
typically last longer than HP or Dell computers.
You are programming an IC (Integrated Circuit) chip and you know
the manufacturer and part number of the IC chip. (Instead of
programming something like a car engine control module, in which
case you want to search the web for "car programmers")
No programmer, including ours, can do this:
Read the data from a secured chip. If this
can be done, it means the design of the chip is faulty.