EPROM+ Technology Family Adapters and Converters
The "+" in EPROM+ indicates that the programming system is capable of supporting technology families beyond standard memory parts. A "Technology Family" is a group of devices with a common function or common manufacturer. The PIC family of microcontrollers serves as an example. Using a single "snap-in" adapter, the APIC1216 (photo below right), adds this large family of parts to the EPROM+ system. Technology family adapters perform the footprint conversion plus generate any voltages or special waveforms required by the technology family. Each adapter provides a solid, reliable solution to support devices which would otherwise require a much more costly programming unit. The photos below illustrate examples of adapter options including DIP and PLCC. Each adapter uses a high quality Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket and is constructed to the highest quality standards. Each adapter is designed to support as many members of a technology family as possible. Technology family adapters allow you purchase support for only the devices your application requires plus programming instrument does not need to be replaced every time a new device or technology family appears. Use the navigation menu on the right to view information regarding a specific technology family or package converter. 32 pin PLCC and firmware hub adaptersPIC microcontroller adapter
MICROCONTROLLER TECHNOLOGY FAMILIES
874X ADAPTER - Part #A874X - $89.00
This adapter supports the 874X family of microcontrollers. Members of this family include the 8741, 8742, 8748 and 8749. This adapter also supports reading of mask rom parts such as the 8041, 8042, 8048 and 8049. Data from mask rom devices may be read and then programmed into an equivalent 874X family member.
8048 8049 8748 8749 adapter
875X, 87C5X and 89C5X ADAPTER
Part #A875X
- $79.00
This adapter supports all members of the 875X, 87C5X, 87C5XX and 89C5X family of microcontrollers from any manufacturer. It also supports the latest flash microcontrollers from ATMEL and SST plus the DS87C520/530 and DS5000T from DALLAS/MAXIM.
8751 87C51 8951 89C51 adapter
UNIVERSAL PIC ADAPTER
Part #APIC1216 - $89.00
This adapter supports all members of the Microchip PIC family of microcontrollers. These include the orignial 16C5X plus the latest 16C, 12C, 16F, 12F and 10F. All device package sizes from 8 through 40 pins are supported. Note: In Circuit Serial Programming is supported directly from the programming unit socket.
PIC microcontroller adapter
90S/89S ATMEL MICROCONTROLLERS
Part #A90S -
$69.00
This adapter supports all members of the ATMEL 90SXXXX, 89SXX and the 89SXXXX microcontroller family. This includes the 8, 20 and 40 pin devices.
ATMEL 89S and 90S adapter
89CX051 ATMEL MICROCONTROLLERS
Part #A89CX051 - $59.00
This adapter supports all members of the ATMEL 89CX051 microcontroller family including the AT89C1051, AT89C2051 and AT89C4051. This is a dual function adapter and also supports the X2210 and X2212 NVRAM parts.
89CX051 and 2210 2212 adapter
68HC11 FAMILY ONLY
Part #ACOM1 - $99.00
The ACOM1 adapter is a complete serial communications subsystem specifically designed to communicate with the entire 68HC11 microcontroller family. Complete information regarding the adapter plus software features is provided. The ACOM1 attaches to the target processor using the surface mount probe set.
68HC11 adapter68HC11 microcontroller in digital cluster
68HC05/08/11 FAMILY - Part #ACOM2 - $149.00
The ACOM2 adapter is an enhanced serial communications subsystem. The adapter supports members of the 68HC05/705, 68HC08/908 and 68HC11 families. The adapter includes multiple processor frequencies (4.0000, 4.9152 and 8.0000 MHZ), an on board 9 Volt source for the HC05/08 communication mode plus a power switch with led to disable power to the target assembly. The ACOM2 is specifically designed to address not only the 68HC11 family, but those users whose needs extend to the 68HC05/08 as well. Complete information regarding the adapter plus software features is provided in the addendum. The ACOM2 connects to the target processor using a standard surface mount probe set. Connections to different processors are shown below.
68HC05 68HC08 68HC908 68HC11 adapter
68HC11EA9 in BMW EWS 68HC908AS60 in SATURN ECU 68HC11E9 in Toyota ECU 68HC05B16 in Ford cluster
ADDITIONAL MOTOROLA MICROCONTROLLER SUPPORT
68705 family - Part #A68705 - $229.00 This adapter supports the 68705P3/U3/R3 devices in both the 28 and 40 pin packages. The adapter is a "program only" device and does not support reading the contents from an existing part.

68HC705C8 - Part #A68HC705C8 - $129.00
This adapter supports the 68HC705C8 microcontroller in the 40 pin DIP package. The microcontroller is supported using the ACOM2 adapter configured for EPROM mode. Using the ACOM2 adapter you can both read and program the 68HC705C8 part.

68HC11 SUPPORT EPROM ONLY 68HC711D3 - Part #A68HC711D3 - $89.00
ADDITIONAL MICROCONTROLLER SUPPORT
87C75X (Phillips/Signetics 24 pin microcontroller) - Part #A87C75X - $139.00

PIC17C4X (Microchip 16 bit microcontrollers) - Part #APIC17 - $159.00
MEMORY TECHNOLOGY FAMILIES
SERIAL EEPROM ADAPTER
Part #ASEREE2 - $59.00
This adapter supports all 8 pin DIP serial EEPROMs. Serial EEPROMs include families such as the 93XX, 93CXX, 24XX, 24CXX, 25XX, 25CXX, 35CXXX , 85XX, 85CXX, 80011A, and 95XXX from any manufacturer. This adapter also supports the 17CXXX family of FPGA configuators from ATMEL.
serial eeprom adapter
IN-CIRCUIT SERIAL EEPROM ADAPTER
Part #ASERSM1A
- $59.00
This adapter is specifically designed to address the difficult requirement of in-circuit reading and programming of serial eeprom parts. The adapter supports all 8 pin serial eeproms and nvrams plus is specifically designed to mate with the line of optional preassembled clips and probes supplied by Andromeda Research. This allows you to choose a complete connection solution for your application. The adapter includes two switches (photo far right); a VOLTAGE selection switch (LV-5V) and an LV RANGE switch. The VOLTAGE switch allows you to select the primary voltage applied to the circuit or module (LV or 5V). With the VOLTAGE switch set to LV the LV RANGE switch allows a fine adjustment of the supplied voltage. In applications where the eeprom is difficult to read or program due to interference from other parts or a microcontroller, simply set the switch to LV and tune the RANGE to disable the interfering components. All serial eeprom families are supported including MicroWire (93 series), I2C BUS (24 series) and SPI (25 and 95 series) plus all derivitives from any manufacturer.
in-circuit serial eeprom adapterin-circuit serial eeprom adapter voltage range switch clips and probes clips and probes
SPI MEMORY DIRECT DRIVE ASSEMBLY
Part #CABLE8/DD
- $95.00
The CABLE8/DD assembly, when used with the ASERSM1A (see above), allows support of HI-SPEED SPI SERIAL FLASH EPROMs used in BIOS applications including motherboards, flat screen TVs, disk drives and more. Due to the electrical characteristics of hi-speed SPI parts, the drive electronics must be physically close to the device itself to prevent unreliable operation due to signal fidelity issues. The CABLE8/DD addresses this requirement. The CABLE8/DD includes the drive electronics, a DIP socket for removable BIOS chips, a surface mount chip clip plus the cable which connects to the ASERSM1A. A yellow ACTIVITY led indicates when the assembly is communicating with the target chip.
High Speed SPI direct drive assemblymotherboard bios with attached spi adapter
40 PIN(16 bit) EPROM ADAPTER
Part #A40PE - $69.00
This adapter supports all 40 PIN eproms. These include parts such as the 27C1024, 27C2048 , 27C4002 and 27C4096 plus any other equivalent parts from any manufacturer.
40 PIN EPROM adapter
42 PIN (16 bit) EPROM ADAPTER
Part #A42PE - $89.00
This adapter supports all 42 PIN eproms. These include parts such as the 27C400, 27C800, 27C160 and the 27C322 plus any other equivalent parts from any manufacturer.
42 PIN EPROM adapter
BIPOLAR PROM ADAPTER
Part #ABIP - $179.00
This adapter supports all 82SXXX and 74SXXX bipolar proms (16 through 24 pin). Bipolar proms are special high speed memory devices which program by blowing internal microscopic fuses. The circuitry on the adapter generates the high power signals necessary to sucessfully blow the desired fuses in the device's memory array.
BIPOLAR PROM adapter
TMS2716/TMS2532 ADAPTER
Part #ATMS1632 - $59.00
This adapter supports both the TMS2716 (+5, -5, +12) and the TMS2532/2532A eproms from Texas Instruments. The TMS2716 is a first generation eprom which requires supplies of +5, -5 and +12 volts while the TMS2532 is a mask rom compatible eprom (non-standard pin out). Both of these parts were widely used in arcade games, industrial controls and other applications in the late 1970's and 1980's.
TMS2716 2532 adapter
X2210/2212 ADAPTER
Part #A2210 - $49.00
This adapter supports both the X2210 and X2212 4 bit NV (non-volatile) RAM. These parts found wide use in communication equipment plus other applications where information, such as frequency or channel needed to be stored but also changed without removing the part from the equipment. This is a dual function adapter and also supports the ATMEL AT89CX051 family of microcontrollers.
BIOS FIRMWARE HUB and 32 PIN PLCC adapter - PART# APLCC32HB - $99.00
The APLCC32HB adapter adds support for the two common PLCC technology families used for personal computer BIOS parts. Andromeda Research addresses these components with the APLCC32HB adapter. This adapter incorporates a two piece top assembly (see below) which is removed and rotated by the user to accomodate the two different device families; FIRMWARE HUBs and standard 32 pin PLCC memory parts. When used with 32 pin PLCC parts, the adapter supports both 5 volt and 3 volt devices. This single adapter offers a cost effective solution which addresses all standard FIRMWARE HUB devices plus all 32 pin PLCC memory parts typically found on computer motherboards or other assemblies.
Intel firmware hub and bios chip
ADAPTER SHOWN IN FIRMWARE HUB MODE, STANDARD PLCC MODE AND SEPARATED
32 pin PLCC adapter - firmware hub mode32 pin PLCC adapter - standard flash eprom mode32 pin PLCC adapter top and bottom parts
PLCC TO DIP ADAPTERS
Andromeda Research offers several PLCC package to DIP base adapters. These allow you to mate a device in a PLCC package to the DIP socket on the EPROM+ programming unit. The term "PLCC" is short for "P"lastic "L"eaded "C"hip "C"arrier. This is a package type with leads on all four sides. The leads exit from the package edge and then wrap around the base in the form of a "J". A 32 pin device has nine pins and seven pins on opposite sides. 44 pin devices have eleven pins on each side. Pin 1 is normally identified by a small dimple on one edge of the package. PLCC devices are used in applications where product size requires a small package.
AT29LV020 flash eprom in PLCC package
Universal 28 and 32 pin PLCC to DIP adapter - PART# APLCC3228 - $89.00
EPROM and other memory devices, which are traditionally manufactured in 28 pin DIP packages, depart from a consistent pin translation when the silicon chip is placed into a PLCC package. It is therefore very likely a standard 28 pin DIP package part will be fabricated in a 32 pin PLCC package. The photo on the right shows a 27C512 in a 28 pin DIP package with a corresponding 27C512 in a 32 pin PLCC package. This results in four unused pins on a 32 pin PLCC package which contains a 28 pin device. Since the pins of a 32 pin DIP device map directly to the corresponding pins of a 32 pin PLCC package the 28 pin part cannot be supported in with a standard 32 pin PLCC to 32 pin DIP adapter. Addressing this problem normally requires two separate adapters; one for the 28 pin DIP parts and another for the 32 pin devices. Andromeda Research addresses the problem with a single solution; the APLCC3228 adapter. This adapter incorporates a top assembly which is removed and rotated by the user to accomodate the two different device package types (See below). The adapter also includes low voltage translation circuitry which supports both 5 volt and 3 volt devices. This single adapter offers a cost effective solution which addresses all standard PLCC memory parts.
DIP 27C512 and PLCC 27C512 part
LEFT PHOTO CONFIGURED FOR 28/32 | CENTER PHOTO CONFIGURED FOR 32/32 | RIGHT PHOTO SEPARATED
32 pin PLCC adapter in 28 pin configuration32 pin PLCC adapter in 32 pin configuration32 and 28 pin PLCC adapter top and bottom parts

44 PIN PLCC TO DIP BASE ADAPTER FOR 1, 2 AND 4 MEG 16 BIT EPROMS


This adapter mates a 44 PIN PLCC EPROM device to a DIP socket

44 PIN PLCC to DIP BASE - Part #A40PE/44 - $149.00

44 PIN PLCC TO DIP BASE ADAPTER FOR 87/89 SERIES MICROS

This adapter mates a 44 PIN PLCC 87/89 series microcontroller to a DIP socket


44 PIN PLCC to DIP BASE - Part #A875X/44 - $149.00
ADAPTERS FOR SURFACE MOUNT EEPROMS AND FLASH EPROMS
8 PIN SOIC ADAPTER FOR SERIAL EEPROMS
Part #ASOIC8S
- $79.00
The ASOIC8S adapter allows an unattached 8 pin serial eeprom or serial SPI flash eprom part to be easily attached to the ASERSM1A, CABLE8/DD or CON2DIP INTERFACE. The ASOIC8S installs directly onto the header pins of the corresponding adapter or interface (see photos). The positive lock clamshell socket opens to accept the part. Once the part is placed on the alignment fingers, the clamshell latches shut.
8 PIN SOIC ADAPTER shown open and closed8 PIN SOIC EEPROM adapter shown attached to ASERSM1A8 PIN SOIC adapter shown attached to CABLE8/DD
44 PIN SOIC (8/16 bit) FLASH EPROM ADAPTER
Part #ASOIC44/M8
- $229.00
This adapter supports 44 PIN SOIC flash eproms. These parts include both the 28F and 29F families of 8/16 bit devices. These parts are found in a variety of applications including automobile ECUs (photos). The adapter supports device sizes ranging from 1 to 16 MEG including low voltage (LV) components from any manufacturer. The adapter incorporates a high quality, positive lock clam-shell socket.
28F400 automotive flash eprom28F400 flash eprom in adapter
44 PIN SOIC FLASH EPROM adapter
44 PIN SOIC FLASH EPROM adapter with lid open44 PIN SOIC FLASH EPROM adapter with lid closed
44 PIN SOIC (8 bit) FLASH EPROM ADAPTER
Part #ASOIC44/M32
- $229.00
This adapter adds support for 8 BIT ONLY 44 PIN SOIC flash eproms. Compatible parts include the 16 MEG (29F016) and 32 MEG (29F032). The adapter supports both the standard (5V) and low voltage (LV) series. This adapter incorporates a high quality, positive lock clamshell socket.
44 PIN SOIC 8 BIT FLASH EPROM44 PIN SOIC 8 BIT FLASH EPROM in adapter with lid closed44 PIN SOIC 8 BIT FLASH EPROM in adapter with lid open
48 PIN TSOP FLASH MEMORY ADAPTER
Part #ATSOP48/M8 - $229.00
This adapter adds support for 48 pin TSOP memory devices. The adapter supports 29F, 29LV and 29W families (5 Volt and 3 Volt). These include the 1 MEG, (100), 2 MEG (200), 4 MEG (400), 8 MEG (800), 16 MEG (160) 160, and 32 MEG (320 and 323) devices. NOTE: The adapter does not support X8 only parts such as the 29F016.
48 PIN TSOP flash eprom TSOP flash eprom adapter
SPECIAL MEMORY DEVICE ADAPTERS
8755 (2K 40 pin eprom-I/O device) - Part #A8755 - $79.00

ER1400/M58657 (first generation 14 pin EAROM, -35 volt) - Part #AER1400 - $129.00

ER5901 (First generation eeprom) - Part #AER5901 - $69.00

1702 READ ONLY (First generation EPROM) - Part #ARO1702 - $69.00
This adapter is designed to support reading of a 1702 EPROM and does not support programming.
Specifically created for users who wish to archive the contents of 1702 devices, this adapter generates
the required voltages (+5 and -9) necessary to support read-only operation.


1702 READ and PROGRAM (First generation 256 byte eprom with -48 volt prog.) - Part #A1702
(Contact factory for price and lead time)