EPROM Programmer

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Model Pin 2716 / 2732 16 Bit EPROMs GAL Bipolar PROM Test SRAM/TTL Interface Latest OS Price
Genius G540 40 Yes check.svg (some?) (some)With Adapter Yes check.svg Question mark.svg Red x.svg USB Win7 $75 USD
Wellon VP-280 48 Yes check.svg (some) Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Red x.svg Yes check.svg USB Win7 $120 USD (Discontinued)
Wellon VP-290 40 Yes check.svg (some) Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Red x.svg Yes check.svg USB Win7 $150 USD
Wellon VP-380 48 Yes check.svg (some) Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Red x.svg Yes check.svg USB Win7 $200 USD (Discontinued)
Wellon VP-390 48 Yes check.svg (some) Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Red x.svg Yes check.svg USB Win7 $200 USD
Willem GQ-4X 40 Yes check.svg With Adapter Red x.svg Question mark.svg Red x.svg USB Win7 $98 USD
eeTools TopMax 48 Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Parallel WinXP No longer made
eeTools TopMax2 48 Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg USB WinXP $795 USD
eeTools ChipMax 40 Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Parallel WinXP $295 USD
TOP2004 40 Yes check.svg Red x.svg Yes check.svg Red x.svg Yes check.svg USB WinXP No longer made
Data I/O Series 22 28 Yes check.svg Red x.svg Red x.svg Yes, More with 351A-064 PROM module Red x.svg Serial DOS, but will work with WinXP No longer made

NOTES:

Programmers that are no longer made are still viable programmers but may be more difficult to find. eBay, Craigslist, and other similar sites are good for finding these models.

The Data I/O Series 22 is very old but will program VERY odd chips such as the tri-voltage TMS2716 EPROMs and other EPROMs that most other programmers will not touch. It will NOT do negative voltage chips such as 74S186 PROMs or the ancient 1702A EPROMs.

The Genius G540 is still getting software updates regularly, so compatibility may improve over time. It does not have an optional external PSU. The software has support for TTL testing however in practice this function does not work.

Programmers with 40 or less pins are not appropriate for MVS and CPS2 conversions.