Definitions for EPROMˈiˌprɒm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
Origin of EPROM:
1975–80; e(rasable) p(rogrammable) r(ead-)o(nly) m(emory)
erasable programmable read-only memory, EPROM(noun)
(computer science) a read-only memory chip that can be erased by ultraviolet light and programmed again with new data
An EPROM, or erasable programmable read only memory, is a type of memory chip that retains its data when its power supply is switched off. In other words, it is non-volatile. It is an array of floating-gate transistors individually programmed by an electronic device that supplies higher voltages than those normally used in digital circuits. Once programmed, an EPROM can be erased by exposing it to strong ultraviolet light source. EPROMs are easily recognizable by the transparent fused quartz window in the top of the package, through which the silicon chip is visible, and which permits exposure to UV light during erasing.
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