MP-R EPROM Programmer

The SWTPC EPROM Programmer and its accompanying software is a plug on option for the SWTPC 6800 Computer System. It is capable of programming any Intel 2716 (5 volt only) pin compatible EPROM. EPROM stands for Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory. Each 2716 is capable of storing 2K bytes of data and may be erased and reprogrammed up to one hundred times. The 2716 is erased by removing the opaque window cover from the top of the package and exposing the device to high level ultraviolet light for a specified amount of time. This amount of time will vary so consult the literature supplied with the ultra-violet light source that you plan to use. After erasing be sure to recover the glass window with the opaque cover. The 2716 can actually be erased by ambient sun and fluorescent light over a long period of time.

Introduced by Southwest Technical Products Corporation in 1978???. The MP-R kit cost $45


Board Photo (JPG 62K)

Board Photo High Resolution (JPG 178K)

EPROM Programmer User's Guide ( PDF 200K)

Schematic (JPG 229K)

Schematic (PDF 224K)

Thanks to Don Coates and the FLEX User Group for the following copy of the programmer software.

6800 Software (TXT 6K)

Michael Holley's SWTPC Collection Home Page