EPROM Folly (was: Re: Discontinued IC's:...

From: CLASSICCMP_at_trailing-edge.com <(CLASSICCMP_at_trailing-edge.com)>
Date: Tue Aug 1 19:03:32 2000

* Basically, it's an FAMOS-based EPROM chip in a plastic package and can be
* programmed by a regular EPROM programmer - but as it's got a plastic
* package, it can't be erased or reprogrammed (hence the addition of OTP) -
* If it can't be erased or reprogrammed, why not just call the damn thing a
* PROM??????????????????

Two ways to erase:

1. Just wait a long time. The bits will start fading after a few decades,
maybe in a good chunk of a millenium they'll all be set back to the factory
state :-).

2. X-Rays. Lotsa lotsa X-rays.

Received on Tue Aug 01 2000 - 19:03:32 BST

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