(E)PROM, PAL, GAL, CPLD, etc. programming

Chris M chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 6 15:59:22 CDT 2008

 I love to insert my worthless 2 cents. Do a search on
Amazon for "eprom experimenter's". The first on the
list is a book I myself own. It describes the
construction of some extremely rudimentary burners
(dubbed the "bit banger", and I think the "bit banger
Mark II" and such). I'm not sure how big an eprom you
can burn with any of those it describes, but it's
probably worth a look @ 1.65$. 
 The next book on the list seems interesting, though I
have no experience with it. It showed up on the list,
so I would assume there's an eprom programmer therein,
but you should check before purchasing it.
 I should think this group could come up with an
official project to fulfill the needs of the numerous

--- Seth Morabito <sethm at loomcom.com> wrote:

> Hey folks,
> I'd like to get some advice on getting a
> general-purpose (E)PROM
> burner.  I've never burned a PROM in my life, but as
> I get more into
> digital design and home-brewing logic, I'm finding
> myself wishing I
> had access to a burner.  I am a helpless newbie on
> this front, so
> perhaps someone can show me the light.
> I'd ideally like to be able to dump and burn PROMs,
> EPROMs, and PALs
> of various flavors.  Bonus points would be GAL and
> CPLD programming
> capability, but I don't know how common it is to
> find both of those in
> the same box.  Is it?  Or is programmable logic
> typically handled by a
> totally different device?
> Availability is important -- I'd prefer to find one
> I can buy soon
> rather than waiting for just the right one to show
> up on eBay.
> And yes, just to prove that this is more or less on
> topic:  I have
> been given a box of early 80s EPROMs I would like to
> try to get dumps
> of!
> Thanks much,
> -Seth


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