(E)PROM, PAL, GAL, CPLD, etc. programming
lbickley at bickleywest.com
Fri Jun 6 01:51:06 CDT 2008
On Thursday 05 June 2008 18:05, Eric Smith wrote:
> Seth wrote:
> > I'd like to get some advice on getting a general-purpose (E)PROM
> > burner.
> [for EPROMs, PROMs, PALs, GALs, CPLDs]
> The "Swiss army knife" of device programmers would be the Data I/O
> Unisite, 2900, 3900, or 3980. Used ones show up on eBay, but usually
> without the software, and often the seller isn't able to test them.
> (Sellers often describe the status of the self-test indicator, but
> that's not really good enough.)
I'll second Eric's suggestions. I've got two 3980's and love 'em. I picked one
up at an auction for $50 (with many plugins) and another for $200 in a
private sale. As Erik said, be sure to get the software with the programmer.
The cost from Data I/O is steep.
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Mountain View, CA
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