EPROM


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EPROM

(ē′prŏm′)
n. Computers
A programmable ROM that can be erased by exposure to ultraviolet light and then reprogrammed.

[e(rasable) p(rogrammable) r(ead-)o(nly) m(emory).]

EPROM

(ˈiːprɒm)
n acronym for
(Computer Science) erasable programmable read-only memory

EPROM

(ˈiˌprɒm)
n.
a memory chip that can be reprogrammed any number of times, as to correct bugs, by first clearing its contents with ultraviolet light: used frequently in the manufacture of personal computers and peripherals.
[1975–80; e(rasable) p(rogrammable) r(ead-)o(nly) m(emory)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.EPROM - (computer science) a read-only memory chip that can be erased by ultraviolet light and programmed again with new data
fixed storage, read-only memory, read-only storage, ROM - (computer science) memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Translations

EPROM

(Comput) abbr of erasable programmable read only memoryEPROM m or nt
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Unlike an EPROM, which requires a separate UV eraser and programmer that can take more than 30 minutes to erase and reprogram, an MTP device can be electrically erased and reprogrammed at least 1,000 times in a few seconds using the same programmer.
It incorporates 36 I/Os (four of them selectable), eight counters, four step counters, four digital and four analog timers, and an 800-instruction memory in RAM, EEPROM, or EPROM.