The EPROM pack is pushed right into the eraser to turn on the light and erase the pack. Problem solved. Having said that the below "experiment" (proof of concept) makes the pacifier-sterilizer a quick & dirty alternative solution :) So... the EPROM I erased is an ST Microelectronics 27C256. Leave them outside in the sun for a couple days and they will be erased as well. The Idea here is to use a structure to store data at a specific EEPROM address. Shorter does not always mean better in photochemistry, as light must be absorbed to produce an effect, and if optical absorbance of your particular substance drops at shorter wavelengths, you’re out of luck. Near lightning strikes tend to erase-short them. 0000250921 00000 n https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emission_spectrum Sorry about the wiki link, the really good ones are paywalled. But if you don’t have it laying around and you have to wait for 20 days for it to arrive, I guess I’d try some other options. Also only way to program these is to use a EPROMMER ( USB or otherwise ). EPROM EEPROM; 1. The thing is, that UV-C has no chance of going through the plastic housing of the LED, so it probably erases with longer wavelengths as well, just not as fast…. Do you have a source for a ‘blue-violet’ led in the ’70s. To erase an EPROM, we apply an UV (Ultra-Violet) light (that shines directly on the chip) to drive our imaginary people back into the room. Newer and more expensive ones should specify whether they’re long or shortwave. Yes; the LED had the right frequency to flip a bit, and erasing an EPROM is a function of intensity and time. To erase an EPROM chip it must have a glass window. The EPROM eraser wipes out all the data stored in the EPROM by exposing the integrated circuit through the round hole in the card to ultra violet light. We learned about that in high school. 60 MIN TIMER. Erasure works on the whole EPROM not individual bits. In my experience, most commercial EPROM erasers take 10-20 minutes to do a reliable erasure regardless of whether you are erasing PIC micros, EPROM's (like 27C256)or any other windowed device. Sorting. The EPROM must be removed from the device it is in and placed under the UV light of the EPROM eraser for several minutes. 0000002039 00000 n 5. An ATMEGA32A-PU is $3, so the order-of-magnitude lower price would have impressed them. I put about two dozen EEPROMs with known code under those lights. If you only need to do one you can just put it out in the sun for a day. 0000004444 00000 n At least for the chip I had, it took over a month (in summer in Finland) until all bits were clear. So I do not need to use my dangerous 4W UV/C low pressure quicksilver tube. TangDe liked My Build log : Jubilee 3D Printer. I had a PAR UV light (75-150watt) with a heavy ballast, I’ve seen bouncers with their magic invisible markers using said item. The UV EPROMs always had a ceramic case because of the quartz window. A common model of retail EPROM Eraser is the Ango LA6A. These memory chips were erased with UV light shining through a quartz window onto a silicon die. Back in the ealry 80s I used to use a Manaslu(?) [Charles] got his hands on an old 2764 EPROM for a project, but this chip had a problem — there was still data on it. Thats what I use to do back in the day. For a more traditional solution, I got an eraser for about $15 at https://www.aliexpress.com/af/eprom-eraser.html. Tanning bulbs and Germicidal lamps shouldn’t be looked at without eye protection, and you shouldn’t even let the light from the Germicidal lamps on your skin. In my experience, inexpensive UV LEDs are too long-wavelength to do the job. I still use the UV erasable devices on occasion, and a germicide cycle in a UV sterilizer does the job. 0000284241 00000 n I do remember leaving some out in the sun all afternoon and then testing them, and it did work. EPROM Erasers were in common use in the age of the MicroBee. The whole data is deleted. These functions make it trivial to store and retrieve the structure data to/from the EEPROM. Available power adapter variants: EU-Version (230 V/50 Hz) and US-Version (120 V/60 Hz). 0000003934 00000 n The device was from the 1970ies. 0000002472 00000 n These erasers contained one or more UV tubes and a timer. Appearance: EPROM has a transparent quartz crystal window at the top. The spectrum of iron is educational – lookit all that stuff at the top. (Probably the same for long term exposure with the tanning bulbs!). About ten years ago, I tried sunlight erasure in NY in the summer, and there was zero data loss after a week of mostly sunny days. There is a REASON those three guys got the Nobel Prize. 0000004266 00000 n Before their work the only LED colors were red, green, and the combinatorial yellow, and they were much dimmer and less efficient than the LED’s we have now. I’ve been told numerous times that the wavelength of UV LEDs was too long to erase EEROMs. I know for certain I got generic 7 segment LED readouts surplus in 1974, and by then they were “cheap”. The vast majority of them are ceramic but there are resin cased eproms with windows. I also can not see how an UVA LED should be able to erase an EPROM. I found a NY Times article from June 1984 (introduction of the 68020 at $487 each! 64 0 obj <> endobj An atmega32 and a UV LED blowing minds in the 70s? 1. I recall an article in the mid-70s about rejuvenating eproms. 1W 275nm LEDs can be had from ebay and these have advantages such as being very close to the wavelength originally used and should stress the chip(s) less. I’m sure they were not cheap then. The eraser operation will not affect the programming unit and both may be in use simultaneously. According to your link practical blue LED’s finally became available around 1993. Thanks! The strong smell of ozone and nitrogen oxides the lamp produced made it difficult to understand how anybody would have exposed his skin voluntarily to the radiation of this lamp. So I was inspired by this article and thread to try it with LEDs myself… failed, then decided to use a *much higher power* device: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_p5RIVnl9A. He didn’t know. Fortunately, old electronics are highly resistant to abuse, so he pulled out the obvious equipment to erase this chip, a 300 watt tanning lamp. UV EPROM Eraser Ultraviolet EPROM Eraser EPROM Erasable Timer How to us UV EPROM Eraser Ultraviolet EPROM Eraser: 1. My bad — I found another for $2.67. The only way round this was to use the eprom eraser, which would wipe all data from the machine. It is not possible to erase a particular byte of data in EPROM. PixJuan has updated the project titled USB Crank-Stick. RCA had a blue LED in the 70s. Have a stick welder? Put the chip right under it for hours and no erasure. 0000003763 00000 n WRONG! It works fine, erasing most chips in 20 minutes or so. It was a portable unit about the size of a house brick. In the 70ies you had red, green and yellow LEDs. The description had my hopes up. With this vintage chip erased, [Charles] slapped together an EPROM programmer — with a programming voltage of 21V — out of an ATMega and a bench power supply. This small chip can retain data even when there is a power outage. H. Good condition, some marks (please see photos) Lamp also in good working order. I was wrong about it being after 2000 but it’s a lot closer to 2000 than 1972. Use a 2.1 mm plug with the 6. Glue a fat UV LED to an EPROM and sell it as EEPROM! Computer memory that can retrieve stored data after a power supply has been turned off and back on is called non-volatile. The static power consumption of EPROM is quite high. 0000098236 00000 n 0000098998 00000 n It is NEC D2764 and the datasheet clearly says: The uPD2764 is available in a cerdip package with a quartz window as an ultraviolet (UV), erasable EPROM, or in a plastic package as a one-time-programmable (OTP), non-erasable EPROM. Depends on the tube. This is applicable to EPROMs, not EEPROMS (which are electronically erasable). I tried this sun-erasure as a child once. They are super common, cheap, and has a mains cable that looks like it’s rated for about 12v. Hi, rvnd5d These I2C EEPROM devices do not have a separate command to erase a page. No, UV-C is the shortest wavelength and the highest energy. In fact, all of them were a perfect verify against the original HEX file. ERASES UP TO 9 CHIPS IN 11 MIN. My EPROM, which is the one in the photo, has a ceramic package. So they were available but also very expensive. 0000098481 00000 n I’ll have to try it, I have a couple I need erasing and the worst that could happen is nothing at all. Back in the old days, when we were still twiddling bits with magnetized needles, changing the data on an EPROM wasn’t as simple as shoving it in a programmer. you might want to try the sun lol.. about 3-4 weeks.. no seriously though about 20 mins in a cheapo china eraser.. my production eprom eraser takes about 10 min.. really nukes it. 2 Fully insert the EPROM card into the slot on the front of the eraser, with the round hole uppermost. Why not just leave the EPROM out in the direct sunlight for a couple of days? Each color was a different process, it took “forever” before blue and white (I recall in that order) arrived. But do you know Instructions of using UV EPROM Eraser? Just set the dryer to lite fluff and the chip is erased while I watch my stories haha. 0000004100 00000 n I can’t remember when I got those. You could buy them from digikey in the 90s, I know because I did and still have them! All EPROM Erasers are UV safe. None erased after the normal 20 minutes from a regular EEPROM eraser. My site was "Made in China". Leap Eprom Eraser … Your mileage may vary but it worked for me when all my attempts with uv lamps etc failed. Any blue light will do it given enough exposure. The EPROM pack has a hole to expose the window on the EPROM device inside the pack to allow the light from the eraser to erase the EPROM. trailer If it were digital, we would only have an empty room or a room … I picked up a 5w tube and put it in a cheap fixture I got at Homedepot. x�bb�``b``. Getting Started To power up the UV-1, connect a 9 Volt 500 mA DC adapter to the power connector on the side. endstream endobj 94 0 obj <>/Size 64/Type/XRef>>stream 64 32 When the time comes to erase the EPROM, just pop it under an ultraviolet (UV) bulb for 30 … All EPROMs are UV, and the one in the picture at the top of the page, for example, is plastic. http://hardware.speccy.org/datasheet/D2764.pdf, I have one of these erasers. Leaving eproms out in the sun long enough was said to work. Using a struct object allows you to group variables together and use the EEPROM.put() and get() to access the EEPROM. Spectroline PE-14T/F - EPROM Eraser, UV Eraser. 3. This product is designed to erase programmable IC's such as EPROM's and micro-controllers, which can be erased, when exposed to high intensity UV light. You could also get orange but we only dreamed of blue or white. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ceramic one. They were still working on making LEDs good, especially in terms of output. 4. The Motorola 68000, probably the most popular chip to come out of the 70s, has a shitload more performance than an atmega32. 3 of 3 Article Reset. Mount a programmed Eprom on the antistatic foam in the tray of the ME5E eraser. MADE OF GOLD-ANODIZED ALUMINUM. The Eprom Field Kit includes the EPROM+ software, manual, power pack, and cable. Our ability to generate UV light has improved dramatically over the last fifty years, and [Charles] remembered he had an assortment of LEDs, including a few tiny 5mW UV LEDs. EPROMS were placed in a drawer which was then closed and the timer set for 20 or 30 minutes, after which time the devices were completely erased. The fact that it has a clockwork timer in 2018 says a few things about it’s age :-). :) LOL! High quality UV Erasor with pull-out drawer and a capacity of 12 Eproms. I’ve never seen a plastic package EPROM with a quartz window. 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