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

Seth Morabito sethm at loomcom.com
Thu Jun 5 19:33:59 CDT 2008


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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