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Discontinued product. Replacement: SmartProg2.

Universal memory programmer

Short description:

  • small, fast and powerful programmer of EPROM, EEPROM, Flash EPROM, NVRAM and serial EEPROM
  • DIL40 ZIF socket, memories in DIL package up to 40 pins are supported without adapters
  • connection to PC - parallel (printer) port
  • high-speed IEEE 1284 printer-port interface, up to 1MB/sec. transfer rate
  • comfortable and easy to use control program, Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista compatible
  • free SW update, download from Internet
  • power supply, cable and software included
  • made in Slovakia
  • approved by CE laboratory to meet CE requirements
    CE requirements for MEMprog device programmer

Available accessories:



  • MEMprog is the next member of Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista based Elnec specialized programmers. Programmer is built to meet the demands of development labs and field engineers for a specialized memory programmer.
  • MEMprog supports virtually all memory types - EPROM, EEPROM, NVRAM, Flash EPROM and serial EEPROM - including low voltage types. MEMprog isn't only a programmer, but also a static RAM tester.
  • Provides very competitive price with excellent hardware design for reliable programming. Offer outstanding "value for money" in this class.
  • Very fast programming due to high-speed FPGA driven hardware and support of IEEE1284 (ECP/EPP) high-speed parallel port.
  • MEMprog interfaces with the IBM PC compatible, portable or desktop personal computers through any parallel (printer) port; it can also utilize all ECP/EPP advantages.


  • 40 powerful TTL pindrivers provide H/L/pull_up/pull_down and read capability for each pin of socket. Advanced pindrivers incorporate high-quality high-speed circuitry to deliver signals without overshoot or ground bounce for all supported devices. Pin drivers operate down to 1.8V so you'll be ready to program the full range of today's advanced low-voltage devices.
  • The programmer performs device insertion test (wrong device position in socket) and contact check (poor contact pin-to-socket) before it programs each device. These capabilities, supported by signature-byte check help prevent chip damage due to operator error.
  • MEMprog programmer performs programming verification at the marginal level of supply voltage, which, obviously, improves programming yield, and guarantees long data retention.
  • Various socket converters are available to handle device in PLCC, SOIC, SSOP, TSSOP, TSOP and other packages.


  • Programmer is driven by an easy-to-use control program with pull-down menus, hot keys and on-line help. Selection of device is performed by its class, by manufacturer or simply by typing a fragment of vendor name and/or part number.
  • Standard device-related commands (read, blank check, program, verify, erase) are enhanced by some test functions (insertion test, signature-byte check), and some special functions (autoincrement).
  • All known data formats are supported. Automatic file format detection and conversion during loading of file.
  • The rich-featured autoincrement function enables one to assign individual serial numbers to each programmed device - or simply increments a serial number, or the function enables one to read serial numbers or any programmed device identification signatures from a file.
  • The software also provide a many information about programmed device. As a special, the drawing of all available packages are provided. The software provide also explanation of chip labelling (the meaning of prefixes and suffixes at the chips) for each supported chip.

Care for the customers

  • Support of most new memory devices requires only a software update due to the MEMprog hardware. With our prompt service you can have a new device added to the list of supported devices within hours! See AlgOR (Algorithm On Request) service for details.
  • Free software updates are available by download from our WEB site.
  • Keep-Current and AlgOR services, our next step towards customer satisfaction.
    • Keep-Current service means, that Elnec ships the latest version of programmer software and updated user documentation (Keep-Current package) to customer . The Keep-Current service is your hassle-free guarantee that you are achieving the highest quality programming on Elnec programmers, at minimal cost.
    • AlgOR (Algorithm On Request) service gives the user a tool to influence amount and types of programmed devices as needed.

Hardware specification


  • two D/A converters for VCCP and VPP, controllable rise and fall time
  • VCCP range 0..7V/350mA
  • VPP range 0..25V/200mA
  • FPGA based IEEE 1284 slave printer port, up to 1MB/s transfer rate
  • autocalibration
  • selftest capability

ZIF socket, pindriver

  • 40-pin DIL ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) socket accepts both 300/600 mil devices up to 40-pins
  • pindriver: 40 TTL pindrivers, specialized GND/VCC/VPP pindriver
  • FPGA based TTL driver provides H, L, CLK, pull-up, pull-down on all pindriver pins, level H selectable from 1.8 V up to 5V
  • continuity test: each pin is tested before every programming operation


  • Algorithms: only manufacturer approved or certified algorithms are used.

  • Algorithm updates: software updates are available approx. every 2 weeks, free of charge.

  • Main features: revision history, session logging, on-line help, device and algorithm information.

Device operations

  • standard:
    • intelligent device selection by device type, manufacturer or typed fragment of part name
    • blank check, read, verify
    • program
    • erase
    • configuration and security bit program
    • illegal bit test
    • checksum
  • security:
    • insertion test
    • contact check
    • ID byte check
  • special:
    • auto device serial number increment
    • statistic
    • count-down mode

Buffer operations

  • view/edit, find/replace
  • fill, copy, move, byte swap, word/dword split
  • checksum (byte, word)
  • print

File load/save

  • no download time because programmer is PC controlled
  • automatic file type identification
    Supported file formats
    • unformatted (raw) binary
    • HEX: Intel, Intel EXT, Motorola S-record, MOS, Exormax, Tektronix, ASCII-SPACE-HEX

Device support


  • EPROM: NMOS/CMOS, 27xxx and 27Cxxx series, with 8/16 bit data width, full support of LV series (*1*2)
  • EEPROM: NMOS/CMOS, 28xxx, 28Cxxx, 27EExxx series, with 8/16 bit data width, full support of LV series (*1*2)
  • Flash EPROM: 28Fxxx, 29Cxxx, 29Fxxx, 29BVxxx, 29LVxxx, 29Wxxx, 49Fxxx series, with 8/16 bit data width, full support of LV series (*1*2)
  • Serial E(E)PROM: 24Cxxx, 24Fxxx, 25Cxxx, 59Cxxx, 25Fxxx, 25Pxxx, NVM3060, 85xxx, 93Cxxx series, full support for LV series (*1)
  • Configuration (EE)PROM: 37LVxx, XC17xxxx, AT17xxx, LV series including (*1)
  • NV RAM: Dallas DSxxx, SGS/Inmos MKxxx, SIMTEK STKxxx, XICOR 2xxx, ZMD U63x series


  • (*1) - suitable adapters are available for non-DIL packages
  • (*2) - there exist only a few adapters for devices with more than 40 pins. Therefore, please, consider a more powerful programmer (LabProg+, BeeProg, JetProg), if you need to program memories with more than 40 pins
  • for all supported devices see actual DEVICE LIST

I.C. Tester:

  • Static RAM: 6116 .. 624000

Programming speed

Note: The programming times of the programmer, attached to PC through LPT port, depends a bit on PC speed, LPT port type and operating system free resources. Look at Elnec programmers, tips to increase of programming speed application note for details.

Device Operation Time
27C010 programming and verify 23 sec.
AT29C040A programming and verify 31 sec.
AM29F040 programming and verify 60 sec.
Conditions: P4, 2.4 GHz, ECP, Windows XP.


PC system requirements

  • Common, software related requirements
  • Programmer hardware related requirements:
    • one (parallel) printer port with nothing attached, the IEEE 1284 compatible printer port (ECP/EPP) on PCI bus recommended


  • operating voltage 12..15V DC, max. 0.5A
  • power consumption max. 6W active, about 0.5W sleep
  • dimensions 137x65x40 mm (5.4x2.6x1.6 inch)
  • weight (without external power adapter) ca. 200g (7.06 oz)
  • temperature 5°CC ÷ 40°CC (41°CF ÷ 104°CF)
  • humidity 20%..80%, non condensing

Base configuration package includes

  • MEMprog programmer
  • wall plug adapter, 12V/500mA, unstabilized
  • connection cable PC-programmer
  • diagnostic POD for selftest of the programmer
  • anti-dust cover for ZIF socket
  • user manual (on CD)
  • software
  • registration card
  • transport case (cardboard box)

Additional services

  • Keep Current - Elnec sends to user the latest version of programmer software and updated user documentation (Keep-Current package)
  • AlgOR (Algorithms On Request) - add new supported devices on customer request

Programmer price also includes

The information in this document is subject to change without notice.

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