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SIMPLIFIED SELF-PROGRAMMING TECHNIQUE FOR CMOS EPROM MICROCOMPUTERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005519D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-11

Publishing Venue

Motorola

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Authors:
K. "Raghu" Raghunathan

Abstract

CONTEXT Designers of EPROM microcomputers can enhance their flexibility by providing a self- programming capability. Such a "boot-strap" programming routine, typically residing in conventional mask-programmed ROM, simplifies the programming hardware by generating the addresses of the ex- ternal program data and then routing the externally-sourced program data from the input port into the internal EPROM.