Serial EEPROM Programmers
The main families of Serial EEPROMs are 24C and 25C. The 24C EEPROM family use I2C
communications and 25C EEPROMs use SPI. As these are two and three/four wire
protocols, very few lines are needed for connection to a microcontroller or a
programmer. All Serial EEPROMs retain their data when the power is switched off,
most commonly for 1000 years!
This makes them ideal for storing configuration data or for use as an
external data memory for microcontrollers. Our handheld EEPROM programmer
can power a target circuit so the EEPROM can be separate from the rest of
the circuit. This makes it possible to store configuration data or quality
control information in a Serial EEPROM without powering the board, as the
programmer supplies the power for serial EEPROM programming.
In System Programmers
Kanda supply an In System Programmer (ISP) for Serial EEPROM programming
This programmer uses the USB port and is comes with a color-coded flying lead for simple connection.
IC Test Clips are available to connect directly to devices in a circuit, in 8-pin SOIC and DIP packages.
Free DLL and Command Line Software is available for this programmer, with Console program
and examples in VB, Delphi and C++
Ideal for building into ATE systems and production jigs.
Atmel 17LV/F Configuration EEPROMs
This Serial EEPROM Programmer
also supports FPGA
configuration EEPROMs. These are the AT17LVxx and AT17Fxx EEPROM series from Atmel, which are the best
configurators for all FPGA devices, from Xylinx, Altera or Atmel. The programmer supports all popular file formats,
including BST, MCS, HEX etc.
The Handheld Serial EEPROM Programmer
can be battery powered or connected to a Power
Supply (9 VDC) for production use. It can program serial EEPROMs down to
1.8V and is really simple to use. Just press the big red button! The
handheld EEPROM programmer is loaded with data and device information from the PC
using the starter kit and is then completely portable.
Load the handheld from the PC using the supplied USB adapter and easy to use software
and it can then be used anywhere, on the production line or for field updates.
We have a range of Univeral programmers that can program serial EEPROMs as well as a
wide range of Flash memory, EPROM, PLD and microcontrollers. Our universal programmers
have 40 or 48-pin sockets and we have a range with different device support.
The lowest cost universal programmer, which has support for most serial EEPROMs
is the VP-290 40-pin universal programmer
For an overview of all universal programmers, see
Universal Programmer Range
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