Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. The Intel is a 5V only, ,bit Ultraviolet Erasable (Cerdip)/plastic production reside in a EPROM directly on a system’s memory bus. D K (32Kx8) uv EPROM in a 28 pin CERDIP package by Intel. Download Intel D datasheet: Status: NOS (New Old Stock), perfect condition.

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The recommended erasure procedure is exposure to UV light at Non-volatile memory Integrated circuits Computer memory. When the high voltage is removed, the electrons are trapped on the electrode.

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This method of erasure allows complete testing and correction of a complex memory array before the package is finally sealed.

This prompted larger capacity devices to introduce a “signature mode”, allowing the manufacturer and device to be identified by the EPROM programmer. Each field-effect transistor consists of a channel in the semiconductor body of the device. Each bit of the word is a 1 or 0, depending on the storage transistor being switched on or off, conducting or non-conducting.

Like EPROM chips, such microcontrollers came in windowed expensive versions that were used for debugging and program development.

Because higher-density parts have little exposed oxide between the layers of eeprom and gate, ultraviolet erasing becomes less practical for very large memories. However, these require many weeks lead time to make, since the artwork for an IC mask layer must be altered to store data on the ROMs.

As the quartz window is expensive to make, OTP one-time programmable chips were introduced; here, the die is mounted in an opaque package so it cannot be erased after programming — this also eliminates the need to test the fprom function, further reducing cost. While parts of the same size from different manufacturers are compatible in read mode, different manufacturers added different and sometimes multiple programming modes leading to subtle differences in the programming process.

The process takes several minutes for UV lamps of convenient sizes; sunlight would erase a chip in weeks, and indoor fluorescent lighting over several years. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Initially, it was thought that the EPROM would be too expensive for mass production use and that it would be confined to development only.


The floating-gate electrode has no connections to other parts of the integrated circuit and is completely insulated by the surrounding layers of oxide. All 72256 with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements 27265 October Commons category link from Wikidata Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers.

Storing data in the memory requires selecting a given address and applying a higher voltage to the transistors. Erasure, however, has to be accomplished by non-electrical methods, since the gate electrode is not accessible electrically. 72256 of the EPROM memory cell started with investigation of faulty integrated circuits where the gate connections of transistors had broken. perom

IC Datasheet: 27256 EPROM

In other words, to erase your EPROM, you would first have to X-ray it and then put it in an oven at about degrees Celsius to anneal semiconductor alterations caused by the X-rays. In effect, the stored charge on the 72256 gate allows the threshold voltage of the transistor to be programmed. To erase the data stored in the array eporm transistors, ultraviolet light is directed onto the die. EPROM programming is slow compared to other forms of memory.

eorom Archived PDF from the original on Once programmed, an EPROM can be erased by exposing it to strong ultraviolet light source such as from a mercury-vapor light. A programmed EPROM retains its data for a minimum of ten to twenty years, [5] with many still retaining data after 35 or more years, and can be read an unlimited number of times without affecting the lifetime. An insulating 272566 of oxide is grown over the channel, then a conductive silicon or aluminum gate electrode is deposited, and a further thick layer of oxide is deposited over the erom electrode.

The first generation devices were fabricated with the p-MOS techology. This creates an avalanche discharge of electrons, which have enough energy to pass through the insulating oxide layer and accumulate on the gate electrode. However, as this was not universal, programmer software also would allow manual setting of the manufacturer and device type of the chip to ensure proper programming.

Digital Design and Fabrication. The switching state of the field-effect transistor is controlled by the voltage on the control gate of the transistor. The effects of this process on the reliability of the part would have required extensive testing so they decided on the window instead.


Fprom University Press, p. Photons of the UV light cause ionization within the silicon oxide, which allow the stored charge on the floating gate to dissipate. A control gate electrode is deposited and further oxide covers it. Since the whole memory array is exposed, all the memory is erased at the same time. Exposure time for sunlight of one week or three years for room fluorescent lighting may cause erasure.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Often this label was foil-backed to ensure its opacity to UV.

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The same chip came in somewhat cheaper opaque OTP packages for production. EPROMs had a limited but large number of erase cycles; the silicon dioxide around the gates would accumulate damage eporm each cycle, making the chip unreliable after several thousand cycles. It was soon found that small-volume production was economical with EPROM parts, particularly when the advantage of rapid upgrades of firmware was considered. EPROMs are easily recognizable by the transparent fused quartz window eprok the top of the package, through which the silicon chip is visible, and which permits exposure to ultraviolet light during erasing.

Source and drain contacts are made to regions at the end of the channel. The programming process is not electrically reversible. Computer memory that can retrieve stored data after a power supply has been turned epfom and back on is called non-volatile.

For large volumes of parts thousands of pieces or moremask-programmed ROMs are the lowest cost devices to produce. This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat International Trade Commission, ed. Even dust inside the package can prevent some cells from being erased. Magnetic tape Hard disk drive. Views Read Edit View history. It is an array of floating-gate transistors individually programmed by an electronic device that supplies higher voltages than those normally used in digital circuits.

Presence of a voltage on this gate creates a conductive channel in the transistor, switching it on.

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