From: Dwight K. Elvey <dwightk.elvey_at_amd.com>
Date: Mon Dec 2 18:22:01 2002

>From: "gijs kantoor" <gijs.meirmans_at_financial-plaza.nl>
>I am looking for an old Intel unit, the IUP 200/201 universal prom
>programmer, with software, and information how to use. I have the IUP-F87/51
>module and userguide, and a folder of the IUP-200/201 but not the programmer
>it self.
>Gijs Meirmans
>The Netherlands

Hi Gilis
 I don't recall if the UPP also needed a special programmer
card for the 51's. I know that things like the 8748's required
both a special card and an adapter like you have.
 I have one of these programmers but it isn't for sale.
The use of these is quite simple if you have a Intel development
system to plug it into. Most of the software to program things
was either built into the monitor ROM's or available through
the update OS.
 One can make an adapter cable and run the programmer from
a bi-directional parallel port of a PC. Most of the control
sequences were simple.
 When I worked for Intel ( years ago ), I was responsible
for the developing the test for the newer personality cards
that Intel made for this programmer. It was funny, Intel was
one of the last customers for the 4001 ROM's used on these
boards. I remember when they got the notice from the fabs
that they needed to make their last end of life purchases.
This was the death notice for this product.
 I'd made a special board to test the products. It was
what I called a "4040 slow time ice". The 4040 bus is dynamic
and needs a continuous clock. I ran things from code on
a Series II. I would use the board to checkout things
like the programming drive signals and the data in the ROM's.
It saved quite a bit of time in trouble shooting these boards.
It was funny that I had requested the data in the ROM's for
test purposes and was told that it was too proprietary
( remember, these were obsolete 4040 systems we are talking
about, even then ). I just copied known good boards and used
them. They were always changing the numbers on the packages
for boards like the 2716's. Having the code inside made it
a lot easier to check that they'd plugged the right ones
in. One still had to watch for upgraded software but when
a lot came in with 100% fails and the code was different,
it didn't take long to figure what needed to be replaced.
Received on Mon Dec 02 2002 - 18:22:01 GMT

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