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PROM programmers, so called because they were initially designed to program PROMs, EPROMs and EEPROMs, are synonymous with EPROM programmers, chip programmers, IC programmers, memory programmers, flash programmers and 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.)

All device packages: PLCC, TSOP, BGA, SOIC, TQFP, QFN

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.

  • You need to program just a few simple memory chips such as 27Cxxx, 24Cxxx, or 29xxx


  • You DO NOT need to use the programmer in the stand-alone mode (stand-alone mode means without the computer after setting up
  • Consider SuperPro-610P E/EPROM Pogrammer: EPROM Programmer
      Programmer Details
    You need to check the "IC Chips Supported" list to made sure this programmer does support your chips (by manufacturer and part number) :
    EPROM Programmer Screen
  • You need to program a limited number of devices.


  • You DO need to use the programmer in the stand-alone mode (i.e. without the computer attached after using it to setup)
  • Consider SuperPro-611S Device Programmer:
    Device Programmer
      Programmer Details
    Remember to check the "IC Chips Supported" list to made sure this programmer does support your chips :
    Device Programmer
  • You are setting up a lab in a company.


  • You may need to program a variety of IC chips.
  • Consider SuperPro-6100 Universal Device Programmer:
    Universal Device Programmer
      Programmer Details
    This programmer supports the widest range of IC chips. Still need to check the IC Chips list:
    Universal Device Programmer

      Complete single-site Universal E/PROM Programmer List
    (also called PROM Burners)

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