newbie building a scratch-built computer
mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Aug 10 11:32:33 CDT 2007
On Aug 10, 2007, at 2:59 AM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> Well I guess I define "obsolete" as "useless". That seems to jibe
>> with the industry definition as well.
> So, 1701 EPROMs aren't obsolete? ;-) I assume that some can be found
> that are still operable.
Pick, pick, pick! ;) I will try to be more clear about what I
mean. "Obsolete" means, to me, "no longer of any practical use".
>> I've played with I2C FRAMs, but not byte-wide parts. Are they
>> easy to program?
> Almost exactly like SRAM. You write individual bytes, not the whole
> device during a write cycle. Timing for write is about the same as
> that for read. The 5V FM1808 (32Kx8) is a 70 nsec part. While not
> blazingly fast by modern standards, it's good enough for most
> "vintage" designs. Ramtron gives the number of read/write cycles as
> being in excess of a trillion. Depending on your decoding logic for
> WE\, you could use the same part for RAM and ROM. I've got a couple
> here and I like them very much. 28-pin DIP package.
I'd love to get ahold of a few of those. I'll see if I can tack a
few into my next parts order.
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Farewell Ophelia, 9/22/1991 - 7/25/2007
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