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.
MICROCONTROLLER TECHNOLOGY FAMILIES
- Part #A874X
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.
875X, 87C5X and 89C5X ADAPTER
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.
UNIVERSAL PIC ADAPTER
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.
90S/89S ATMEL MICROCONTROLLERS
Part #A90S - $69.00
adapter supports all members of the ATMEL 90SXXXX, 89SXX
and the 89SXXXX microcontroller family. This includes the
8, 20 and 40 pin devices.
89CX051 ATMEL MICROCONTROLLERS
Part #A89CX051 - $59.00
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.
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.
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
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.
IN-CIRCUIT SERIAL EEPROM ADAPTER
adapter is specifically designed to address the difficult
requirement of in-circuit reading and programming
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.
SPI MEMORY DIRECT DRIVE ASSEMBLY
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.
40 PIN(16 bit) EPROM ADAPTER
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.
42 PIN (16 bit) EPROM ADAPTER
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.
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
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
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 -
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.
ADAPTER SHOWN IN FIRMWARE HUB MODE, STANDARD PLCC MODE AND SEPARATED
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.
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
LEFT PHOTO CONFIGURED FOR 28/32 | CENTER PHOTO CONFIGURED FOR 32/32 | RIGHT PHOTO SEPARATED
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
ADAPTERS FOR SURFACE MOUNT EEPROMS AND FLASH
8 PIN SOIC ADAPTER FOR SERIAL EEPROMS
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.
44 PIN SOIC (8/16 bit) FLASH EPROM 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.
44 PIN SOIC (8 bit) FLASH EPROM 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.
48 PIN TSOP FLASH MEMORY ADAPTER
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.
SPECIAL MEMORY DEVICE ADAPTERS
8755 (2K 40 pin eprom-I/O device)
- Part #A8755
ER1400/M58657 (first generation 14 pin EAROM, -35
- Part #AER1400
ER5901 (First generation eeprom)
1702 READ ONLY (First generation EPROM) - Part #ARO1702
This adapter is designed to
support reading of a 1702 EPROM and does not support
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
1702 READ and PROGRAM (First generation 256 byte eprom
with -48 volt prog.)
- Part #A1702
(Contact factory for price and lead time)