Spam ? - 2764 EPROMS
jsteller at adelphia.net
Mon Oct 3 16:03:54 CDT 2005
Don't worry about being locked out of a 2764! Code protection fuses are a component of a microcontroller that has ROM (be it masked ROM, EPROM, Flash, EEPROM or what have you) built in.
Any kind of EPROM programmer you can find will handle a 2764 - including the creaky old ones that will actually work with a serial port. The problem with these is that they are hardly ever supported any more, and their software wants to run on a 486DX DOS PC!
For $350, the EMP-11 by Needhams electronics (www.needhams.com) uses the PC parallel port, and is a lot faster than a serial port. There are also < $100.00 programmers out there that will work just fine http://www.progshop.com/shop/programmer/index.shtml
The newer ones will talk to the PC via USB, and are very nice indeed.
Make sure you get one that comes with free software upgrades, or at least free database updates.
---- Iain McFadyen <mcfadyenusa at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Forwarding this to the Tacos list as requested:
> Iain KI4HLV
> --- Michael Chisena <ka2zev at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 08:25:54 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Michael Chisena <ka2zev at yahoo.com>
> > Subject: item for the AMRAD tacos news letter
> > Iain,
> > Could you please foward this to the Taco's crew.
> > Tnx
> > MFC
> > ...................................................................
> > All,
> > Im fixing some very old stuff. These are Army motor controlers for air
> > conditioners. They take any kind of 220 power and convert it to three phase
> > 220 power at 61hz. Up to 18k btu.
> > One of the last problems up is two eproms that hold the program for the
> > digital card.
> > Im mostly a high voltage analog guy, and diden't work much on the digital
> > side of the house.
> > This digital card is about as complex as an old pin ball game. But it's
> > loaded with subtle things.
> > I need to make copies of two proms. They are of the same type, the number is
> > 2764 .
> > There are also questions as to if these can be 'locked' so a prom reader and
> > burner can't be used. Ive never heard of such a thing. Please teach me the
> > facts.
> > Im also in the market for a prom burner gizmo. Anybody have one for sale? If
> > not, can one be mail ordered and a recomendation made.
> > My laptop has a 232 output (9 pin) if that's any help.
> > I would also like to buy a TTL data book, and or a CMOS data book. Just for
> > pin outs and stuff.
> > One thing about these motor controlers you might get a charge out of.
> > We get some 'rough operation' from them depending on which 'digital' card is
> > loaded into the test jig. I got the problem knocked today. This is wild.
> > Seems the cards that work the best, make nice clean square waves and pulses.
> > No hash on the wave tops.
> > The digital outputs are optocoupled to several stages of transistor
> > amplification up to the huge power transistors that push the voltage down to
> > the motor. Seems any noise on the tops of the wave forms, cause the opto
> > couplers to fire a tad hotter, and all that gain sends a high speed slug of
> > voltage all the way into the motor, saturating a winding and making the
> > motor sound like there is a marble traped in the works. This was a wild one.
> > Been changing working parts that show this hash on the wave tops, with new
> > parts. Guess what, the test motor turns clean now. Is that wild or what?
> > Ive done about 8 or 9 cards this way, and it has worked each time.
> > Later guys
> > Mike Chisena aka KA2ZEV in Kuwait.
> > ka2zev at yahoo.com
> > "You are, what you do, when it counts"
> > The Masso
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