A surprising look at another eprom

Look. Recently I found this Microchip IC on an old printer pcb. It’s a 256k EPROM.

RS electron blog image (rsphysics.wordpress.com)

Let’s have closer look…

RS electron blog image (rsphysics.wordpress.com)

Getting closer…

RS electron blog image (rsphysics.wordpress.com)

And even closer…

RS electron blog image (rsphysics.wordpress.com)

See! It’s an Atmel. And the chip design is back from 1985. Seems like Microchip and Atmel had quite some history in common. And now after 30 years they finally became one company.

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BY DAY: R&D engineer at a local company developing and testing electro-mechanical devices. BY NIGHT: Writing code, developing hardware, doing wonderful awesome stuff.

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