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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Photons of the UV light cause ionization within the silicon oxide, which allow the stored charge on the floating gate to dissipate. Archived PDF from the original on In effect, the stored charge on the floating gate allows the threshold voltage of the transistor to be programmed. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Commons category link from Wikidata Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers.

Once programmed, an EPROM can be erased by exposing it to strong ultraviolet light source such as from a mercury-vapor light.

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However, as this was not universal, programmer software also would allow manual setting of the manufacturer 2256 device type of the chip to ensure proper programming.

The floating-gate electrode has no connections to other parts of the integrated circuit and is completely insulated by the surrounding layers of oxide. Even dust inside the package can prevent some cells from being erased. Retrieved from ” 277256 To retrieve data from the EPROM, the address represented by the values at the address pins of the EPROM is decoded and used to connect one word usually an 8-bit byte of storage to the output buffer amplifiers.

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The erasing window must be kept covered with an opaque label to prevent accidental erasure by the UV found in sunlight or camera flashes. A control gate electrode is deposited and further oxide covers it. This method of erasure allows complete testing and correction of a complex memory array before the package is finally sealed.

The effects of this process on the reliability of the part would have required extensive testing so they decided on the window instead. Because higher-density parts have little exposed oxide between the layers of interconnects and gate, ultraviolet erasing becomes less practical for very large memories.


Computer memory that can retrieve stored data after a power supply has been turned off and back on is called non-volatile. Like EPROM chips, such microcontrollers came in windowed expensive versions that were used for debugging and program development.

Non-volatile memory Integrated circuits Computer memory. Magnetic tape Hard disk drive. An insulating layer of oxide is grown over the channel, epro a conductive silicon or aluminum gate electrode is deposited, and a further thick layer of oxide is deposited over the gate electrode. Exposure time for sunlight of eproj week or three years for room fluorescent lighting may cause erasure.

International Trade Commission, ed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Since the whole memory array is exposed, all the memory is erased at the same time.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The same chip came in somewhat cheaper opaque OTP packages for production.

Shining ultraviolet light on any epdom of an unpackaged device causes a photocurrent to flow from the floating gate back to the silicon substrate, thereby discharging the gate to its initial, uncharged condition photoelectric effect. 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.

The process takes several minutes for UV lamps of convenient sizes; epgom would erase a chip in weeks, and indoor fluorescent eproom over several years.

Leaving the die of such a chip exposed to light can also change behavior in unexpected ways when moving from a windowed part used for development to a non-windowed part for production. 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. 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.

The programming process is not electrically reversible. To erase the data stored in the array of transistors, ultraviolet light is directed onto the die. Each field-effect transistor consists of a channel in the semiconductor body of the device. Erasure, however, has to be accomplished by non-electrical methods, since the gate electrode is not accessible electrically.

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Digital Design and Fabrication. 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.

Stored charge on these isolated gates changed their properties. Source and drain contacts are made to regions at the end of the channel.

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This creates an avalanche discharge of electrons, which have enough energy to pass through the insulating oxide layer and accumulate on the gate electrode. Storing data in the memory requires selecting 2726 given address and applying a higher voltage to the transistors.

The recommended erasure procedure is exposure to UV light at The first generation devices were fabricated with the p-MOS techology. EPROM programming is slow compared to other forms of memory. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It was soon found that small-volume production was economical with EPROM parts, particularly when the advantage of rapid upgrades of firmware was considered. When the high voltage is removed, the electrons are trapped on the electrode.

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This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat Initially, it was thought that the EPROM would be too expensive for mass production use and that it would be confined to development only. Often this label was foil-backed to ensure its opacity to UV. The eproj state of the field-effect transistor is controlled by the voltage on the control gate of the transistor.

EPROMs had a limited but large number of epromm cycles; the silicon dioxide around the gates would accumulate damage from each cycle, making the chip unreliable after several thousand cycles.